Building a new pool - what's changed in 5 years

donnawMarch 27, 2012

We built a pool 5 years ago with the help of many suggestions on this board. We are now moving to a new home and building a new pool. So, what's changed in 5 years and what should I consider?

We have a 36 X 17 free form shape pool, 8 foot deep end, weeping wall, and spa. We built just at the time that they were discouraging people from doing the saline systems with the limestone coping. So, at the last minute we switched to traditional chlorine and an ozinator. I would skip the ozinator if doing it over again. We've got pebblesheen.

So, what's the latest on saline vs chlorine systems, pebblesheen or some of the other new choices for surfaces, types of filters, etc?

Appreciate any insights you can share.


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Saline is chlorine.

Where you are located may be relevant. Some pools are better behaved using tabs, some with salt. Construction materials are important here.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 6:19AM
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I'm in Austin TX. What about uv systems are people happy w these systems?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 11:37AM
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If the pool is outside, it isn't needed. The Sun provides all the UV exposure you need.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 3:08PM
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UV is used to kill bacteria and mostly seen in commercial setting like at some water parks.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pool UV Systems

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 11:23AM
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