What is “Pentair Logic screen (R4 logic screen computer)”? Is that Pentair Easy Touch automation with Screenlogic?
If so you should be getting an IntelliFlo pump that can be controlled by the ET. The Whisperflo cannot be controlled by automation.
You should also consider the IntelliCenter instead of the EasyTouch.
Sorry I missed this reply, I am not sure if this is the easy touch automation with screen logic, he put this system on my dads pool when they did the remodel, it uses the screenlogic app, not sure if that's the same thing... I think he may actually be writing these bids with older equipment on them and then installing the newer stuff. I know for a fact he told me it was a variable motor, I will talk to him about it before the equipment is installed.
Also on the saltwater, that is 100% what I told her too, and tried to explain to her that with eczema she would enjoy the salt pool 100% more.
You should go with saltwater and not tell her.. The first time she gets in it, she will say "I love this pool.. I'm so glad we did not go with saltwater.."
What is in your list is not a VS pump.. If you are getting Pentair automation it has to be a 3 HP IntelliFlo VS style pump. This is the only pump that Pentair's automation can control.
DE was the go-to filter about 100 years ago. I suggest a large cartridge filter.. I have used cartridge filters for the past 6 or 7 years. I will never go back to a DE filter.. With a cartridge filter you do not need a backwash line to the sewer, you do not need a multiport valve which will stick or start leaking, but the best thing is, you don't have to screw with DE. The plumbing is dirt simple.. out of the pump and right into the filter. I have the Pentair CCP-520.
For automation, the EasyTouch with ScreenLogic is old but still a great system. Just make sure that he is not trying to sell you a "Lite" version of the EasyTouch, which I would not even wish on my mother-in-law... You can tell as it has an "L" in the model # Like PL4 or PSL4..
If you do decide to go with saltwater, you should get the package deal where the automation comes with an internal salt cell power supply, the salt cell itself, as well as two valve actuators.
Just keep in mind that the EasyTouch with ScreenLogic, is just about the same price as the new Pentair IntelliCenter, which comes with a built-in system to control things from your PC or phone.
If I still used an old black rotary-dial telephone, then I would use the Legend cleaner.. But since I no longer even have a landline, and live in this Century, I'd go with a low voltage robot.. Like this...
That is the best way to get one. Marina Pool Spa in Denver CO has good prices and customer service. They sell them over the phone.Could I simply buy the robot on my own?
She should be reading these comments today, hopefully she will agree to the salt water pool. I really appreciate the help, also based on my research, the materials we chose will not be hurt by the salt in the salt water system.If she had eczema she NEEDS a SWG. My step daughter has it bad and she's one of the reasons that made us get it.
1. They did the steel before the plumbing, is that normal? They will flash the pool today or tomorrow so the walls dont cave in.
2. When we started the pool the builder told me that we would put gravel in the pool to help with the movement in the soil, during the dig, he came back and told me that we would not need that, rather we will increase the size of the steel (to 1/2") and when we did the dig they compacted the dirt and dont need the gravel anymore.
Can someone advise? #2 has me freaked out, our subdivision is built up with fill dirt, and the house down the street only did injections to stabilize and void box.
Does not matter which they do first as long as they get the plumbing in before the gunite. Whichever trade gets in first does not have to work around the other.
I am not sure of your pool design but the location of skimmers and lights may need to work around where the rebar is.
Make sure your skimmers are properly tied to the pool shell and surrounded by gunite.
It takes a geotechnical soils engineer to advise you on your local situation and what the PB has done. It may work or it may not.
Compacting dirt under a pool is ineffective compared to having undisturbed soil. You can't compact dirt mechanically as much as mother nature will over time. With fill it can take piers going down to the undisturbed soil to support a pool.
Lots of PBs play the odds and hopefully deal with the few problems that occur versus taking a conservative and expensive building approach.
Every construction project should plan on 20% over for contingencies. Your contracted price is rarely the final price. If you come in within 20% of the plan you did good.
The small equipment access fee I would push back on and ask that he knew the situation at your property and what was he planning when he agreed to the contract with you.
The rebar upgrade I would pay. You don;t want tot ell him to just use the 3/8. What rebar spec was in your contract?
The other stuff you need to see how much it is. 3 figures should not be a problem.