Pool remodel questions
My husband and I are remodeling an oversized rectangular pool with spa in North Texas. I say oversized because that is what the pool maintenance people called it. I have had 4 PB's out for bids. One of which came out in February and keeps telling me "next week I'll have something" to the point that I have now given up on them. Each PB has something different to say so I thought I would go to people who actually have the materials I am interested in.
I like the travertine pavers or Belgard pavers for the deck. We have to go with a sand base since the back 15' of our yard is an easement. The easement butts all the way up to the pool itself. Yesterday, the PB that came out told me travertine was a bad idea, that it was slippery unless I got the tumbled which has holes. The holes fill up with water and the freeze/thaw effect cracks the pavers. Any truth to this?
The second is that only 1 of the PB's would recommend a salt water system. I have read through several pages of the forum and understand that a salt water system is still a chlorine system. The PB yesterday said salt water was bad because it corrodes the stone and metal fencing.
About the only thing everyone agrees on is that the pebble type finish is the best. Of course, there is debate on what brand to use.
Any help would be appreciated.
BTW, I have read a lot about womanowned. If you are out there, could you PM me? I wouldn't mind getting a bid from you if you are in my area. Thanks!