I am in the process of deciding which pool builder to select to build my pool. I solicited 3 bids. It is interesting to me how the pool builders have very different opinions on many things. I guess I did not expect that the bids would be so different.
1. Two of the pool builders bid the Pentair VS and one bid the Pentair XF. The pool builder who bid the XF states it is a superior pump and made for high efficiency. One of the pool builders who bid the VS says he would never put an XF on the pool because it is a medium head pump. Can someone tell me which pump is right for an approx. 20,000 gallon pool with a perimeter of approx. 120?
2. Two of the pool builders bid 4 returns and one bid 6 returns (the one that bid 6 returns also bid the Pentair XF pump). Which is better?
For the most part everything else from a hydraulics perspective is the same in the bids: 2' or 2.5' plumbing, independent suction from two skimmers and skimmer suction plumbed independent from the main drain, and looped returns.
I appreciate any help you can give.