OK, I am new to the forum, first post. I am in the process of talking to builders and designing my pool. So far, pretty frustrating process, as I am getting very conflicting information from everyone on about everything, and I am very much a researcher for everything I buy, and I am trying to buy like 60 things at once!
So, in my design now, I think I want to build a spillover spa. I "thought" I read that this can be a great add on feature because you can use the same equipment as your pool, thus saving on a heater, pump, and additional chemical testing. My potential builders are telling me that I have to have all separate equipment, which of course is a significant cost, and second, they are telling me that the plumbing is going to be insanely more expensive as well (don't have exact quote, but they are saying like 15K to add it to my pool!)
So, my questions. Is the builder right, or am I right on the equipment need? I know the plumbing has to be done so that I can winterize the pool, and still use the spa, but is it really that hard? And finally, Is adding a spillover in Ohio a bad idea?
Thanks for your thoughts... Chuck