Hello! I came across this website and forum over a month ago and it has been extremely helpful in my research on building a pool. I appreciate everyone that contributes to this forum as it significantly helps people like me who do a lot of research. Thank you to those that have helped me through PMs over the past month.
Well, I have finally come to a decision after interviewing and going through two meetings with six different PBs. It was painful at times, but extremely insightful and, at the end, gave me a lot of leverage as I narrowed it down to the final two.
Here are the general specs (edited):
Freeform IG gunite diving pool
Size: 18' x 40'
Pool Perimeter: 104 lin. ft.
Spa Perimeter: 22 lin. ft.
Area: 654 sq. ft.
Depth: 3'6" x 9'
Spa: 7 ft. circle with 6 jets
Tanning ledge with 2 bubblers
Two benches in deep end
Deck: 504 sq. ft. Roman Slate textured
Coping: TN flagstone
Interior finish: Stonescapes (either Tahoe Blue or Midnight Blue)
Water feature: stacked stone raised wall (two levels 9" and 18") with three 12" scuppers
Salt diving board
Pump: Pentair IntelliFlo VS + SVRS
Filter: Pentair Clean & Clear 520 Cartridge
Heater: Pentair MaterTemp 400k
Blower: Polaris QT 1.5 HP
Cleaner: Pentair Prowler or Kreep Krauly Platinum
Sanitizer: Pentair IntelliChlor IC60 SWG
Chlorinator: Rainbow 320 Chlorinator
Lights: 2 LED in pool and 1 in spa (either Pentair or ColorLogic)
Control box: Pentair EasyTouch 8
We still have to finalize some of our selections (tile, finish, stacked stone, etc.), but we can do that over the next couple weeks during the permit process.
Cleaner: I am having a hard time choosing (robotic or pressure). Any suggestions on a cleaner for a pool this size?
Lights: Pentair IntelliBrite or ColorLogic? Does the ColorLogic integrate with the Pentair EasyTouch?
Does everything look okay so far? Am I missing anything?
I have a meeting with my PB to sign the contract tomorrow! I will upload design pictures soon.