Using paginations for product options may still reflect the whole page when the paging options from the URL may have to change. In other words, you'd be reloading the whole page from the product detail page for a single product options among several dozens of them. Perhaps the use of the carousel may rather help you for this request since your customers would just need to click on the arrows and it would switch the product options to the previous and the next ones.
The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming. The increased post counters are caused by redundancies of the same solutions that were already provided prior.