After Meeting with 9 PB's we have design, list of equipment, and top 3 PB's

bmoreswim

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Do you have a lanai so you can have a fan out there? I'm never there in the summer but know she has a fan out there.

My sister lives in Wesley Chapel and works at USF. You can just buy her house if you want a pool. She's listing by December to downsize. Moving to...Wesley Chapel.
 
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usfbull

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No lanai, small world my wife works at USF and we both graduated from USF. No thanks on Wesley Chapel. we live close to downtown and built only 4 years ago. I had always told my wife if she wanted a pool we should just buy a house with a pool...well we didnt and now we want one and are happy with our house and where it's located...oh well!

So does the 20x20 really cut down air movement in a big open space like a pool cage?
 

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No lanai, small world my wife works at USF and we both graduated from USF. No thanks on Wesley Chapel. we live close to downtown and built only 4 years ago. I had always told my wife if she wanted a pool we should just buy a house with a pool...well we didnt and now we want one and are happy with our house and where it's located...oh well!

So does the 20x20 really cut down air movement in a big open space like a pool cage?
I'm checking to see if she knows what her screen is and what she feels the airflow is like. Though I suspect hers is already somewhat still due to privacy hedges on both sides.
 
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She said they have the standard screen, not the 20x20. They do get nice breezes and have no bugs. They have a good size pond right behind their house. They had a cage before then got the same screen when they built this house. They had a nature preserve behind their first house.
 
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usfbull

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Thank you! After hearing a few people say it might not be necessary and now you confirming your sisters experiences. I’m thinking it should be fine to go with the standard screen mesh size which would also save $900.
 

usfbull

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And maybe save some money on heating with a bit more sunlight getting through. Every little bit counts.
Ah yes a heater that is an entirely other issue! The quotes for the most part from the PB’s seem very highly for adding heat pumps compared to actual costs. I think we might just go without and see if we want one add it post build?
 

usfbull

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Anyone have thoughts on Filter size? The pool will be under a cage, most are quoting is the Pentair CC 150 and will charge ~$100 to go the 200 sqft CC. Is that large enough for our design and being under a cage? Seems to me it is but wanted some other opinions.

The cost to go up to the 420 sq ft filter is ~$50 extra but not really sure it is necessary or money well spent.
 

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I'll let others chime in, but I would think mesh is only stopping larger debris like leaves from getting into your pool and they mostly get trapped in the skimmer or pump basket anyways.
 
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