Newbie unsure of pool shape and other questions
I'm very close to signing with a builder, I've narrowed it down to two. There are some differences with the two and I'm not sure if they matter much.
This will be an in-ground pool. Something in the 18X41 area. Right now I'm torn between a Lagoon style or L shaped. Any pros or cons I should be aware of? I have a 135 year old Victorian house, what would work best with the house style? I also have 2 young kids.
I want to have a slide, a waterfall and a sun deck as the 2nd step in the entry.
Builder A uses Royal (Imperial) pools, Hayward SWG, Hayward pump, Hayward DE filter, Hayward or Aqua comfort heat pump (he suggests the heat pump), Garret or Imperial liners.
Builder B uses Cardinal Systems pools, Jandy SWG, Pentair Pump, Pentair DE Filter, Raypack heater (he suggests propane), Latham liners.
Prices are very close. Both builders came from personal recommendation/reference.
What are your thoughts on pool shapes? Is there a difference between the equipment used by the two, do their choices say anything about them?