As I mentioned in my Intro, I'm a disabled vet.
I have an ideopathic seizure disorder which has the lovely side effect of spiking, migraine type headaches, some of which bloom into what the docs consider a migraine (tho they respond to none of the typical vascular migraine therapies). As many as 30 a day.
I include this info because my wife and I are currently planning to purchase a house near Bradenton, FL with a pool.
Yes, in my recent travels I have read the blog of "he who must not be named". I also came across Ecosmarte. I got confused.
So I'm here. I read it all and sort it out (other than realizing that I won't be buying an Ecosmarte system).
My question is which system works best if I miss a day. There are times when I'm bedridden for a few days and I already know my teenage son (he's high functioning autistic) won't be capable of managing the details and the wife simply won't do any pool maintenance. But we agreed to that going in. I'm okay with that.
It's on me.
What does it look like? Any engineer types that can break it down in man-hours by task on a weekly or monthly basis? Sorry if that's asking a lot. I know what I want to know, but have no idea how easy or difficult a question this is to answer.
I admit I'm attracted to the softer feel of salt water. Swam in salt water pools and liked it (tho, I admit to getting sick any time I've swam in a big salt water pool. I have a weak immune system and got some wicked bad colds, but I'm still of the opinion that it was poor pool maintenance rather than any SWCG predisposition to cold/flu bugs. As well, I'm worried about any possible conversion as some BBB pool systems don't fare well in SWCG environs (I'm learning), the environmental impact (my property will abut a preserve which is quite lovely to me) and cost. Four kids aren't cheap in any state. And no, the environmental concerns aren't small to me. I have more research to do regarding salinity discharge for my county, but I want to be a good steward no matter how good the water feels. Don't consider myself an environmental extremist or anything, but I refuse to pump backwash into the lake behind my house even if that were possible/legal, just fyi. I want to do this right and be a good citizen and steward.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any replies responses. I wish I could give any details about the pool, but I'm such a noob that it just looks like a ...plain ol' pool to me.