Hello all. We have started getting quote to build a swimming pool in our backyard. We didn't have any pool before (no experience), and we will be totally new to this world! I hope we can have your input/comments about our future pool/equipment. Thank you.
BTW, I had been told by few pool owners to have saltwater (instead of chlorine) and DE (instead of cartridge for the filter). But all the pool builders, whom I interviewed, were against saltwater (due its corrosiveness to coping, water features and equipment) and DE (because it needs backwashing). What is your recommendation? I am asking since I noticed (from the posts) that some pool owners, who used to have chlorine, changed theirs to saltwater. I don't want to regret the wrong decision later and bear the new expenses (and time) to convert the chlorine to salt water (and/or cartridge filter to DE)
I see you already have a thread asking about the SWG with lots a responses. You will be hard pressed to find someone here that doesn't like them.
When you are ready to get suggestions about your new pool build make a thread in the appropriate forum. Reading other build threads from other members is a great source of ideas, no doubt you already found them!