I live approximately an hour north of Houston and am looking to break ground on our pool in a few weeks. We have a builder picked out (I think), and they appear to know what they are doing. Here is what they are proposing:
Width: 21' and 16'4"
Depth: 3'6" to 5'6" (my wife is scared of deep water...don't ask me)
Area: 440 sq ft
Spa: 44 sq ft w/ 6 ft spillway
Filter: Pentair Clean Clear Plus (cartridge) 420
Pump: 1 1/2 hp Intelliflo 4/160 (Is 1 1/2 enough hp?)
Water Feature: 1 hp Pentair Whisperflo High
Blower: Polars QT (not sure what hp...does it matter a great deal?)
Controller: Suntouch w Quicktouch remote
Lights: SaviLights (not sure which model...sent email today asking for more detail b/c I can't remember what our conversation was)
Skimmers: 2 Pentair Bermuda w/Equalizer Lines (whatever that is)
Spa Jets: 6 (anybody have any around your feet? to do or not to do?
Sanitizer: DelOzone Eclipse w/ Rainbow In-Line Chlorinator
I know there has been plenty of discussions about the pros and cons of SWCG's on this forum, but I don't find just a whole lot of positive or negatives about ozone (corona discharge). As you probably have read, many of the pool builders here in southeast Texas either do NOT install SWCG's or they highly discourage them.
I have never owned a pool, but want my 6 year old to have a place to hang out at home rather than running around other places as she gets older. Will a pool prevent her from growing up? That's what I'm hoping for anyway. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.