I am building a new pool here in the desert and this looks to be the general specs:
90 ft perimeter
pebble sheen interior
Salt water system
3 deck jets
3.5 - 5.5 - 4 ft depths
cart filter with pool vac system
acrylic lace decking plus additional lace on existing patio
I have a number of questions based on the estimates I have gotten thus far:
Equipment brands: Is pentair more reliable or efficient than Hayward? I have one builder who uses exclusively Pentair and cited it as one of his selling points. I would be using the entry level pentair equipment for the pump, filter and SW system so no variable speed pump for me.
Gunite vs. Shotcrete: From the reasearch I have done online it seems gunite would be superior. What is strange to me is in the Phoenix area only a few PB's (like 2) use gunite. Is there a reason related to Phoenix that would cause this or would it be related to shotcrete being cheaper?
Costs: The quote I got is $23k (without pool equipment wall or fence take down and replacement which will be handled by landscape). Does this seem to fair pricing?
Any recommended cheap upgrades? I have seen may posters champion LED lights but wanted to ask if there were any other small touches to add.
thanks for any input