i have never owned a pool in my life but the wife and i have decided to purchase one. we are located in south dakota. we originally wanted an in ground but from what i can see in prices so far i just cant justify the price difference. we went to our local pool distributor today and were priced a doughboy 21' x 41' palm shore oval pool. i believe it was 52" sides and we are also looking at adding the deep end option. the price quoted was $9,449 plus $2,600 install. pump/ filter was included but no covers. it is an additional $1,700 for the deep end option. first how does this pricing compare to other distributors pricing. and second does anybody have any input on this particular brand/model? i have absolutely no experience in this and would like to do this right the first time..... how does doughboy compare to other brands and does anybody have the palm shore model?