After nixing a pool last year we are back at it again this year and I'm hoping it might actually come to fruition. We will be buying our pool kit online and having a guy install it for us. I want to decide on as many of the details as we can before we meet with him so he'll be able to give us a more accurate estimate. So, here are the questions I have so far, if anyone might be able to help me...
1. With a 16x38x24 or possibly a 18x39x26 pool with an 8' deep end, how big of a pump do I need? I'm sold on it being 2 speed, but the pool dealer says 1hp won't be enough, and recommends 1.5 hp. We would like to have a slide, but no other water features.
2. How big of a sand filter would be best? I thought bigger is better, but he said a 30" filter is overkill and a 27" would be better. We have 8 people in the family, if that matters for swim load considerations.
3. I need to decide where to put the equipment. Hopefully my crudely edited photo will attach showing the basic outline of the pool and decking. I am open to suggestions. Where the green dot is, we have an electrical panel from when the previous owners had a hot tub. I don't know if that is helpful for the new equipment pad. One thing that seems to be a problem, though, is that there is a concrete patio already there, and the plumbing would need to cross it, also crossing in front of a gate leading from the carport.
The only other place I can think of is somewhere near the orange dot, either inside or outside the pool fence. It just seems so exposed out there. I can't go to the right of the property because our septic lines travel straight out from the back right corner of the house.
Those are my most basic preliminary questions for now. I appreciate any help you can give me!