We are in the process of getting our first pool. Please help us out, we will need it!
We have talked so far with 7-10 companies and had 7 visits to our site. I only have one quote so far and it is way, way too expensive!
So I thought I would start posting on here to get some feedback and some help in narrowing down our choices and options.
So far I did a rough redesign of our back yard area and the future pool, and surprisingly have had very few suggestions for changes or other ideas from any of the pool builders and designers. I kind of thought I would get a ton of suggestions, and we only had one person try to steer us in a totally different direction for almost all of our choices.
Here is what we are planning:
Size: 15ft x 30ft rectangle pool - We have a modern home so this fits with our home and our location
Depth: 5.5ft to 3.5ft with sunning ledge in shallow end aprox 4ft x 8ft
Cover: Auto Cover
Decking: 4ft 2 sides, 8ft 2 sides
Heating: Solar (Fafco or similar panels) 80% coverage means 9 panels
Sanitation/Chemicals: still undetermined want lowest chlorine possible - looking at combo salt mineral system from Jandy as option 1, or option 2 reg chlorine with mineral & uv
Finish: Dark finish - really like the wet edge Kona Black - or a dark pebble finish like verde
Cleaner: Looked at in floor Paramount system (only if we can afford it), or a basic robot and some deep water returns to keep the temperature equal
Pump: Pentair variable speed or Jandy (like 2" input/output size of Jandy)
So we are going to hopefully get some quotes this week, and I will post back any questions. I also have to call the first company back that wanted $85K for the pool and $55K for the hardscaping and landscape updates...that is just way too much for a 40ft x 70ft yard...Thanks for looking