I'm getting ready to order my first "real" pool, and I'm just trying to make sure I get everything right on the equipment side of things. I've done enough reading to make my head spin around three times, and I think I'm ready, but wanted to run stuff past people with more experience first.
I'm going to be getting a Sharkline Venture 27' x 54" pool from pool supply world. I'm going to spring for the Pacific Diamond 25 gauge liner, along with the liner pad for underneath the liner. We have nutsedge here, and I'd rather be safe than sorry. I'm also going with the cove moulding, but going to skip the wall foam. There will eventually be a deck around the pool, and I'd like to eventually have the wedding cake style steps, but until the deck gets built (later this year or next spring) I'm going to try to find a used ladder on Craigslist for the time being.
I'm leaning towards the Pentair Clean and Clear 150 sq ft cartridge filter with the 1.5 HP dual speed pump. I want to use a cartridge filter because I'm on a well with VERY hard water, and have been told that I'll have to add water after backwashing a sand filter, so I'm trying to stay away from adding well water unless I absolutely have to. The price tag on that filter combo makes my eyes water. Is there anything that is a better option for me? If not, I'll cough up the cash.
I'm not sure about a vacuum yet, but am leaning towards a robotic cleaner. My pool should stay relatively clean because I'm out in the middle of nowhere with few trees to make a mess. Might add that later.
Better filter options? Any other suggestions? Going to order the test kit the same day I order the pool.
Thanks in advance.