I'm new here, referred by another member. Just signed a contract with a top notch local contractor here in Raleigh and should be getting started shortly. A summary of what we're doing:
In ground, roughly 20,000 gallon, "sports bottom" pool - roughly 39x22 with tanning shelf and bubblers, deck jets, and concrete and flagstone deck. Flagstone coping. Salt and ozonator, plus solar heat only (no gas or electric heater). Going with either a 48 sf or 60 sf DE filter as well. Several benches built in. I will post pics as we go through the process.
My builder uses (and warranties) Pentair products. I will try to get more information from him - but he's afraid his sales guy at Pentair may not be giving 100% unbiased advice so I wanted some end user advice.
Since my main concern over the years is energy efficiency, I don't mind paying more up front for a pump if it will be more efficient. Pentair makes several pumps of various flavors, but I don't know which one to go with. I will need something to handle the cleaning, filtering, and solar for the most part, plus the bubblers and deck jets.
I tried Pentair's online calc, but it's pretty worthless.