We are getting quotes for a pool and I have a few questions for anyone that has the time to chime in.
Pretty consistently the pool discussed is about 20,000 gallons, 90-95' perimeter, 3-4 water spillways from a back wall, Jandy equipment with a DE (60 gal) filter and a Polaris 280 cleaner, light. No spa. What differs is listed below:
Pool builder A recommends a Jandy 2.0 HP variable speed e-pump with a PB4-60 booster pump for the Polaris. iAqualink (no model stated) capable controller, and having the water features powered by the main filter pump
Pool builder B recommends a Jandy 2.0 HP 2 speed pump (no model given) with a Halcyon pump for the Polaris (quieter but worse reviews than PB4-60?), a separate Jandy WaterFeature pump for the water features, and a Jandy iAqualink Z4 controller. Only 4 functions probably all used up so none available for a heater if we put one on?
Pool builder C recommends a Jandy 2.0 HP variable speed e-pump with a PB4-60 booster pump for the Polaris. Aqualink RS8 panel with iAqualink (no PDA), and also having the water features powered by the main filter pump.
Obviously some differing opinions. Some say the water features need a dedicated pump, some dont. Some say a variable speed is better than a 2 speed, some say the 2 speed is better. I am sure all of them will work but I guess my concerns are with getting a good, reliable equipment set with low run costs. Any wisdom you can share with me?