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

Posted by donnaw (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 11:08

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

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.


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

I'm in Austin TX. What about uv systems are people happy w these systems?

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

If the pool is outside, it isn't needed. The Sun provides all the UV exposure you need.


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

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

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