I know, I know, this is not new, but I keep getting conflicting information.
Live in Western MA. Planning on getting a 15 x 24 x 52-54 inches. if not, then 12 x 24ft. (by the way, that's the wall height, what is the actually height of the water?)
this is my understanding from the research I've done:
cheaper up front costs than saltwater, but higher maintance costs.
higher upfont costs, lower maintance costs.
BUT: I keep hearing that the chlorinater has to be replaced every couple of years! if this correct? if so, how often and how much does it cost to folks in this forum?
ALSO: I keep hearing that the pool itself (liner and pools) does not last long ( a couple of years I've been told), and that pool warranties are voided once a saltwater system is installed!
whichever we end up going with, if the town allows, I'd like to get it about 5 ft from the house and vinyl fence, while abutting the a deck, which is attatched to the house. What issues do you folks see that I should take into account, or should rethink about this plan?
VERY new to pools.
Never owned one (well an intex easyset for a couple of years, now kids are getting past that)
ANY HELP greatly appreciated.