I have looked at this site many times when it has popped up after an internet search and I have appreciate the information...decided I needed to just register and ask some questions.
We are considering purchasing a DIY inground pool kit. Here in Nebraska the pool install companies feel their products are worth their weight in gold ($50,000 for a no frills rectangle pool). I believe I have the necessary skill set to accomplish this feat. Looking at an 18x36 rectangle or a 20x41x28 L. (either one will be fine...considering the L because of the large shallow end for the grand kids)
Here are some questions/comments for your consideration:
We are not sure if we should just do the normal diving pool (without the diving board)....a regular configuration with a shallower deep end...or maybe even a wedge. We want to have a good shallow end for kids.
We live on an acreage and have a septic system....looking at a cartridge filter system instead of sand because of no back-washing needed. Any pros and cons to this?
Probably just going to start out with an auto Chlorinator system. I know SWG makes the water feel better and all that but I haven't seen where it is cost effective versus a regular chlorine system. I know from seeing past threads that the mineral systems are not thought of highly on here.
Also considering Aqua Genies set up on whatever pool we get. With this system do you need a main drain? or is that only necessary with a normal skimmer system?
Also, steel versus polymer.....I have found about equal amount of good for each. What experiences has the forum had with either to prompt a recommendation either way?
That's enough for now.
looking forward to any responses.