new pool Treasure Coast, Florida

dcassJuly 25, 2012


I just found this forum and it has already been helpful. I am considering putting in a pool and would like some opinions. We are in Indian River county in Florida.

1. What are the pros and cons with paver decking versus something like Kool deck?

2. Pros and cons with regards to an electric heater versus a solar heater?

3. Opinions on salt chlorinators versus the regular chlorine type?

also if anyone has any recommendations or warnings with pool builders in the area, that would be welcome also!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We just completed a pool remodel, so my opinions based on that experience:

1) Our old pool deck was kool deck - we hated it. Always dirty, need repainting now and again. We went with travertine on the remodel (over top of kook deck) and love it.

2) electric heater, much higher up front cost, lower operating cost, but much much slower heating as compared with gas/propane. We went with propane for our spa and did not elect to heat our pool. Will probably go with solar panels at later date.

3) Many people are wild about salt. I went with salt with the new system using Pentair. Honestly, so far, this is a don't care for me. Keeping chlorine system healthy is so easy. The only advantage of salt I'm looking for is cost.

I will say I'm very underwhelmed with the Pentair Easytouch system, although I really like their variable flow pump so far.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 4:49PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My pebble sheen finish is so uneven...
Our pebble sheen finish was completed on January 1st...
Susan Scearce
J.L. Blodgett abandons pool project
I wanted to send along a note of caution to all members...
Small 3/4' mosaic waterline tile - mistake?
Hello, We're getting ready to sign our contract, and...
HELP!! Pool color and pricing with Pebbletec
Help please and fast!! When we started our pool I told...
New Pool in Louisiana
Wanted to share a few pictures of our new pool. It...
Sponsored Products
Tetonia Rug 5'6" x 8'6" - ROSE
$1,299.00 | Horchow
Home Decorators Area Rug: Omega Multi 5' 3" x 8' 3"
Home Depot
Safavieh Medley Off-White Textured Shag Rug (4' x 6')
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs John Rust Red 8 ft.
Home Depot
Varaluz 24" Wide Area 51 Recycled Glass Pendant Light
Lamps Plus
Achim Ombre Tie Up Shade - OMTU63AB06
$19.99 | Hayneedle
Wave Shade Satin Nickel Three-Light Wall Sconce with Off-White Shade
$640.00 | Bellacor
Beauty Spot by WAC Lighting
$36.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™