Complete newbie here. Well I actually had a pool from birth to 22, but it was an above-ground old thing, and technology has improved a bit in nearly 20 years since my father took it down. So now that I want to install my own in-ground pool, I figure it best to first consult with more experienced people than I.
My first choice material was fiberglass. I initially liked Leisure Pools for this deep blue color, and the shape (a smaller model) fit well for my needs. The contractor seemed nice, but I got cold feet when I also found enough red flags via the "Sticky" in this forum (less than 10 installs, amongst other concerns). So I'm less inclined to pursue that one, although out of curiosity I would be interested in feedback on this company's pools.
I'm next interviewing River Pools and Spa in Virginia om Friday for a CPC fiberglass pool. The contractors website claims 275 testimonials, and will give contact data for every customer that they every had. But the salesman is pushing salt water equipment, which this forum seems to suggest against (although opinions differ, it simply seems like the weight of opinions consider sale unnecessary). An opinions on either CPC or River Pools would be appreciated.
I'm also interviewing Town and Country in Virginia for a gunite pool. Upon review of much data, it gunite strikes me as a second choice material for me (note: not invoking gunite v. fiberglass war) because I like to minimize maintenance, but it would allow for a larger pool in the space that I have available. Any opinions on Town and Country would also be appreciated.