Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: New pool equipment selection?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2017

    New pool equipment selection?

    We are looking at putting an inground pool in our backyard. We are considering a 14x30 kidney shape. All of the dealers are recommending different equipment. One has hayward, one is pentair and I don't know the 3rd but their filter uses glass balls. I'm very overwhelmed and have no idea what is best. Sand filter, cartridge, glass bead? Single speed or variable speed pump? We would like to get it fitted for but not with a water feature and eventual solar panels. Also trying to decide how deep it should be. We have 2 kids (10 & 6) who I'm sure will want to jump in, but we won't have a diving board/rock/platform or anything. So, what manufacturers have the most reliable/cost effective/efficient equipment and what type would yoi recommend? (Sorry for so many questions - it is a whole new world)

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New pool equipment selection?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Hayward and Pentair both make good pool equipment. I would get a variable speed pump. They are much cheaper to run and easy to set the correct water flow for solar, swg or water features. Hayward Maxflo or Pentair Superflo would be good options.

    Here is some filter ingo, Pool School - Pool Filter Comparison

    We love our 4x5x4 play pool. Lots of room to spread out and play.
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts