We are embarking on our pool build and I want to take you guys on the journey with me!
Some starting notes:
1.) I have a pretty challenging site: big slope, lots of trees to remove, and most definitely granite ledge
2.) I have selected a PB. They have done 8 or so pools in my development, all with positive results and the PB project manager lives in my development as well.
3.) We are going with a vinyl liner. Mostly due to cost, but partly due to comfort (my wife grew up with vinyl and prefers it).
4.) We will not have a spa.
5.) My wife intends to do laps in this pool. Should the shallow section be deeper than the standard (which I assume is 3'6" correct me if I am wrong)
We have made some decisions about the pool already:
- Pool: 21'X40' Mountain Oasis (I believe it is made by Imperial Pools with a Premier liner). The pool will be approximately 21,000 gallons, have an Autofill and overflow
Cleaner: Port for a Polaris 280, might buy now or later
Pump: This is open but I am leaning toward the Hayward Tristar
Filter: PB recommends Sta-rite modular media ... I am open to suggestion (I don't want DE)
Heater: Heat Pump, Leaning toward Hayward
Controls: Aqua Plus 2, with 40K SWG
Light: Open to recommendations, I would like some color
Deck: Pavers (but that is much later)
I am meeting with the PB tonight to go over initial contracts etc. Does anyone had advice on equipment at this point? The PB uses MyBluePool equipment. I am going to ask him if I can provide the equipment and have him just install it.
Pictures of site to come.