The wire was actually put between the posts and rails. I would have to disassemble the entire fence to move. That’s why I was thinking the second roll of wire on the outside as an easier , cost effective, possibly code compliant solution
The builder said he preferred sand filters with the glass media b/c they didn’t have to be cleaned as often.
Regarding the heater. I want to extend the season from May to end of September. I have been told The Heat Pump, while slow and steady will accomplish this. Is that not the case?
I don’t really know how many drains and returns. I’m new to the pool building world. I assume it’s one big drain at the deep end? I am relying on the PB to spec what’s needed. Should I request a specific number of drains? Sorry/ I guess I don’t know enough to ask these types of questions yet.
The PB did state 2” inch pipe would be used if the complexity and volume required it. The pump will be 25-30 feet away. Could that possibly warrant the need for 2” inch? He seemed to think it was a judgement call. I can spec it and probably be charged for the additional pipe, but I guess I don’t really know why I would need it if the pool builder doesn’t think that it’s necessary for flow and GPM. I presume there are calculations that take gallons, head size, etc into account. Is more just better in this case?
The builder got a little confusing about changing depth. something about changing it to a non-diving pool and increases or decreases the liability, I can’t remember which. He said if I made the deep end 6 feet deep then I could make the shallow end 4 feet deep. But then he started talking about the non-diving pool liability and I was getting a little confused. The standard package has walls that are 42 inches tall in the shallow end. He said figure about 36 to 38” depth of water. My kids are young so I’m good with that. The deep end is 8 ft.
I did not get any gunite quotes as I assumed vinyl would be more cost effective.
I have not heard of stone marking the concrete. I will check it out!
Thanks again for all the help!
Todd.brock said:Regarding the heater. I want to extend the season from May to end of September. I have been told The Heat Pump, while slow and steady will accomplish this. Is that not the case?
PoolGate said:Heat pump vs gas is a frequent debate item. Heat pumps generally are good at maintaining but not so much increasing (over a short time period). In off season nightly heat losses can be more than the heat pump can recover. Using a solar cover religiously helps a lot but most people stop putting the cover on due to the PITA nature of it. Also realize that even if the heat pump can recover the losses, it is likely it will be continuously on. Heat pumps by themselves are good for about 1-2 degree rise per day while gas heaters realize 1-2 degrees per hour.
Second thought, he probably just wings it he’s so good.
Kim pulled me by my ear into here...
Do you need plans for permits or just design ideas?