Wow, getting a headache trying to learn everything. My bid lists a Pentair Intelliflo variable speed pump. Which one? Or better yet which one should I request. Not sure on the plumbing size they plan to use but I figure I need at least 2" and prefer 2.5", correct? Also, one pump for both pool and spa?
1 HP 011008
3 HP 011017
3 HP 011012
3 HP XF 022005
The pool will be about 32x 18 free form and about 4-5-4 feet deep with a 7-8' spa.
The cost between these pumps does not seem more than a few hundred $$, any reason I should want one over the other? Any operating cost difference? They are all VS pumps.
Now reading that I will have to have a pool cover, required by the city. Okay, I was thinking $300 floating solar cover, but I am reading the cover has to meet some safety guildline, i.e. the strapped down mesh ($1600-$2000) type. Wow!! So I have to replace a perfectly good Vinyl Fence/Gate because it's 52" wide, the max allowed is 48" that's $1200-1300. I will need to tear down 62 feet of redwood fencing that's 3 years old because it's too short ($1000- $1200).
Death by a thousand cuts. Any others in So. Ca dealing with this? There goes another $4-5k out of my budget of and then I have to remove a tree, there is another $1500.00.
I will need to find some other options here.