First post here, as I'm just getting to break ground on our new pool. It's going to be a relatively small 13,000 gal vinyl lined pool. I wanted to get some feedback from this awesome community because it seems like the pool company is really trying to squeeze us on the "upgrades". They're charging us $2200 to go to the SWG system, and then want to charge an additional $1000 to upgrade to the PS4 system (they are using all Hayward products). Our pool will be pretty basic with a Heater, variable speed pump, no spa, 3 fountains which would be run in unison (don't need separate controls), and LEDS.
My question is, that it seems like on Amazon I can get the Hayward PL-Plus system, for $900, which appears to be all I need to both control the pumps/valves etc, and also includes the SWG. I am relatively handy, so I can't imagine it being too hard to install myself. Is the pool company insane in their pricing, or is there something else I'm missing that I would need above just the PL-Plus system that the pool company would be supplying? At this point, I'm thinking of just telling them to install the basic system, and I'll update in the next few months.
Any input on this would be Greatly appreciated, since we will have to be making these decisions soon.
Thanks in Advance.