HI, I am completely new to this game. I have four pools I am constructing that are a mix of above ground and in ground pools. They are all small (8'x 13' x 4'6"deep) approx. 478.4 cubic feet requiring 3,588 gallons of water
The plumber has put skimmers, main pool drains and inlets. He says I have to buy the rest of the equipment and has given me a list which seems to be doubling up on what we already have. I need some help in getting a list I can send on to a bunch of suppliers. Can you help?
I know I need pumps, some at 1 HP and others at 1.5 HP. I would like these to have a variable speed to cut down on the amount of energy used. I have read alot of info on what is available and would like to use quiet pumps, preferrably one with a combined salt water filter. I am in a tropical climate with daily temperatures of 86 degrees so algae could be a constant nightmare. I intend to rent the properties so I want to ensure I am using a safe product also.
Question: If I have a salt water/ pump combined do I need filters? I was thinking of purchasing the catridge filter. I need to keep the cost down as I will be responsible for managing these pools and what goes into them.
One of the reasons I was prompted to write is because on the list I have been given is something called an "eye ball assembly kit". What is this and what function does it serve? I can find no reference to it in any of the pool literature I have.
I will be using a diamond bright equivalent to line the pools. Again the list contains two items which mean nothing to me. Bond Kote liquid and Bond Kote powder. Is this the same as the diamond bright? Is it a pool liner?
I want to send off for quotes for the equipment I will need for these pools and want to give the suppliers as much information as possible and so that I don't end up spending unnecessarily. :?
Can some assist me please? :?