Hi Everyone. Our PB hasn't even painted the outlines on the ground yet but here I find myself already trying to get everything planned out. Here in Central Texas all of the pool builders we spoke to gave warnings against and would not warranty stone work around a SWCG pool. One even showed us damage photos of coping. None of them refused to install it but all gave warnings citing our softer stone and water type being concerns. In addition I have browsed the SWCG sub-forum and there seem to be a ton of problem related threads. That being said I realize there are probably a lot more SWCG installs than Stenner installs.
Can someone elaborate on the level of upkeep for the Stenner other than just hauling the chlorine? I read in one thread someone talking about the hoses having a short lifespan, can someone elaborate on how often theirs have needed replacing? Have the prices of liquid chlorine gone up significantly over time?
None of the PB's here would acknowledge or offer installation of the Stenner, they all wanted to push their version of an even more intelligent automation like Intelli-Chem or similar. That being said I believe based on all of the above I am going to install a Stenner after the PB is done. They are installing an EasyTouch 4 and I believe the PB will be using it for LED light, Pump and valve for sheer descent. So I assume I can use it to control power to the Stenner and then program it on a schedule?