We have just moved into the area permanently, and are between Duras and Marmande. (47), and are now planning to have a pool installed. However, we are getting hugely conflicting advice as to which way to go.
Our area is clay and prone to movement (noticeable by cracks which appear in the house, 'though nothing desperate!)
We want a below ground pool and have had quotes for both concrete and fibre glass. Companies that want to install a concrete pool will tell us not to touch fibre glass, as due to movement in the area they have a tendency to pop out of the ground. Fibre glass companies tell us not to touch concrete as they crack and cause endless and expensive problems with liners etc. We are now totally confused and have no idea which way to go or who's advice to take most seriously.
We are budget conscious, and don't have a bottomless pit of money to spend, but equally want to get it right first time.
We are also getting conflicting advice re chlorine vs salt.
The pool will be used by our gite guests for 10 weeks of the year, and the rest by us, but we have a lot of eczema in the family which veers us to the salt route, but again we're told that in the end we will convert to chlorine, as salt causes endless problems and takes a lot more upkeep.
We'd be really grateful if any one can help with our dilemma's as we need a way forward.
Very many thanks