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    Any downside to a large pool? 24’x50’

    It’s a rectangle shape pool. It has a 6’ wide x 24’ tanning ledge/stair combo. Definitely not planning to heat it. South Arkansas weather isn’t too cold. I’m more worried about keeping it cool this time of year enough to swim in. Would a robotic vac not take care of the cleaning? New to pools...
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    Any downside to a large pool? 24’x50’

    We are in the planning stages. I’m looking at a 24’x50‘ chlorine liner pool. 3.5’ to 9’. 42,370 gallons. Pentair 3hp intelliflo vs pump. My question is, other than initial installation costs, what are the negatives to owning a pool this size? Thanks for the help.
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    Looks like my plans for next year are being changed. I’m planning to get the kit order in the next 2-3 weeks and pool warehouse says it will take 10 weeks to come in. Trying to decide on lights. What is recommended 12v with niche, looks like the old big light that all the pools used to have...
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    Do y’all recommend having main drains or not? Also is there a plumbing diagram for pump, filter, auto chlorinator, and water features i.e. slide, deck jets, bubblers? Thanks
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    Is there a better way to plumb water features? I thought they were tied into the return going back to the pool? Also, is there a better option than deck jets for circulation in the hot hot summer to cool the water a little?
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    So would I be able to run higher rpm just to run the water features (just when kids are out there) then run low rpm rest of the time?
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    Definitely not heating the pool. I was hoping to run the vs pump 12 hours a day and then turn it way down other 12. Dropping the expense of the pool. Will that not work?
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    Awesome. Thanks so much for the responses. I’ll do some research on this and come back with more questions.
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    New large pool help in Arkansas

    I'm planning to install my own in ground pool kit spring 2021. I wanted to start this thread to have a place to ask for suggestions and get feedback on my plans. My plans are for a large pool to accommodate a large extended family. My 1st draft plan: -24' x 50' in ground liner pool (estimate...