New here and new to pool ownership

kwest

Silver Supporter
Nov 25, 2019
27
Round Rock/Austin
Hi all- just signed a contract for a new pool this weekend! We have a small backyard and are working to make the best use of the space.
we are doing a 29x16.5 rectangular pool with in floor cleaning system (I have read the pros and cons...), pebble sheen, uv system, two variable speed pumps (for ifc and water features) and a fireplace. We dumped the spa due to the price to run a gas line and hope we are making the right decision all around!!
Thanks in advance for all the info and knowledge here!!
 

Texas Splash

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Welcome to TFP! :wave: You mentioned the pros & cons about the floor cleaning system, but did you also happen to see the threads here about UV? If not, you should do a quick search. You'll see tons of discussions about UV for outdoor residential pools. Might save you some $$$.

Have a great day! :swim:
 
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Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
398
Athens, GA - USA
did you also happen to see the threads here about UV? If not, you should do a quick search. You'll see tons of discussions about UV for outdoor residential pools. Might save you some $$$.
Agreed, I would reconsider the UV. Might have an argument for an indoor pool but you should be able to plenty the old fashioned way.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
12,065
Evans, Georgia
Howdy Kwest.... hope you'll share the entire build process with us. We've had quite a few Austin pools built here lately.

Agree with TexasSplash about the UV too.... don't you figure Austin gets enough *free* UV from the sun already???

Maddie :flower:
 

kwest

Silver Supporter
Nov 25, 2019
27
Round Rock/Austin
Thanks so much to you all for your welcomes and insight on the Uv system...I will do some reading around that piece! This is such a great forum and I’m thankful I’ve found y’all!!