Where to start.....
We started building pool in the summer/fall 2012. The project was to be complete before the end of 2012 and, since the pool contractor and the landscape architect had been working together in numerous projects, we would not have to do anything. The pool was poured in 2012, but was not completed with the statement that we would be first on the books for spring 2013.
It is now getting well below freezing and we are having a hard time finding anyone to finish the pool (last minute and the plumbing has been damaged by the landscapers and the original pool people are incapable of completing the job). We have a local person who is willing to finish things but wants us to change things dramatically and I need advice on what the best options are.
We were set up with a cartridge filter (obviously too small), 3 Hayward Superpumps, SWCG, Pentair Intelitouch Automation with remote. The pool pumps worked sometimes but took forever to prime (30 min if ever) and eventually would never prime at all. We realized that the pumps were installed at a location too high for the pumps (12+ feet above the overflow tank) and decided to get new Pentair Inteliflo pumps and relocate things closer to the level of the pool. Now, the new pool contractor insists on hooking everything up to 1 single speed pump, switch to bromine, and switch to a sand filter.
1. Best to have 1, 2 or 3 pumps? We have 3 slightly used single, and 3 new in box VS pumps.
2. Bromine vs. SWCG?
3. Sand vs. Cartrige?
Any suggestions please?