It is time for hubby and I to decide and my head hurts from all the info. We had 5 PB's come out- 1 never got back to me, so down to 4...Caribbean, Thunderbird, Shasta and California. Our budget 28k, so we have limitations! The later 2 have quotes over 31K, so we politely declined (it really was a very simple pool we want).
We have a small yard, so it is basically a play pool. Perimeter: 75 and Depth: 3.5x5. No water features.
We are deciding between the in floor system (3k expense) or a robot. If we get a robot we may add the water feature back in (aesthetic vs. function). I have 2 teen age sons, so we have manual labor to help clean the pool!
Your opinions on water feature (cascade coming through a wall on back of pool) or in floors??
We have a small berm in the back of the yard so that is a concern. 2/4 companies feel like we need a small wall to block the dirt from going into the pool. (hence why the water feature is on the table)
Pebble- tec or sheen, I cannot get a clear answer on which is better.
I am so confused about the in floor and how serious an issue the berm is!
I feel like everytime I talk to one of the 2 favorites, it gets more confusing. Now one company is recommending a geometric pool (originally it was free form), but the hubby does not like the rectangle shape.
Finally my last issue is acrylic decking cost. For 343 sq foot of exiting patio, I have a quote for $1.2k to add the lace and a quote for $2.3k.
Any solid advice will be appreciated.