I have a really, super nice PB.
He's been in business for 40 years, and at least on BBB he doesn't have a single negative review.
He's very polite, honest and fair with everything that we covered so far.
He's installing Viking's Island Breeze II pool with all Pentair equipment: VS or VF pump, filter, heater and what looks like Rainbow 320 Chlorinator.
The whole setup is fairly simple with an automatic pool cover, 3x LED lights and 3x water shooters.
He allowed us to get our own slide and diving board and even gave us credit for it.
We're putting down flagstone decking with an 8" Travertine accent around the top (deck) edge of the pool.
He's very flexible and accommodating, but every time I bring up SWG, he almost twitches, and really tries to steer me away from it.
He told me that the salt waste (?) is so bad for the drainage system and environment that Cali started outlawing it.
He also told me that MFGs started to void warranties on equipment in salt pools.
I was also told that automatic pool cover is not going to last nearly as long, and in fact, with salt, my warranty for the cover may not be honored.
My only real concern about the chlorine is that my 9 year old daughter seems to be sensitive to some things. Not like end up in ER sensitive, but wife does buy her certain shampoos, and she only uses unscented soap for example.
I don't remember any reaction to her going to the swimming lessons at the public pool, but those were only a 30-45min lessons.
My concern is that 6-8 hours in our brand new pool may cause some irritation, etc.
Now that the construction of the pool is almost done (today, they are pouring concrete for the equipment pad) I want to see if I should push the issue about not using chlorine, or if I should trust my PB?
BTW, PB is not standing to make or loose any money either way, so it's not a financial motive on his part.
I'm also ordering the Pentair Intellitouch and need to make a decision on weather I should get the 521213 which comes with transformer for the SWG or 521215 which does not.
Please help this newbie out.