First time pool owner and I have to say thanks to this awesome site. I have been reading everyday for 2 weeks now. With a pregnant wife, she is always hot and our lovely Florida weather is not helping lol. So we got a 15'x48" Intex from Wally world on rollback for $199. We made a spot for it and we set it up 2 weeks ago. We have been swimming almost everyday since then. A couple days after we set it up we installed a Intex SWG and yesterday we installed a Intex 2800 gph sandfilter (Im super excited about not buying filters.) We also bought the Confer 7200 ladder because the one that came with the pool was going to collapse under me in any second (the ladder was as much as the pool...) So far the pool is running great. Water is crystal clear. I have some sediment on the bottom but hopefully the new filter will stir it up. Unfortunately the pool looks like it is settling on one side and its sunk about 1". If it moves any further, I'm going to drain it and re set it up. I didn't use any pavers and it looks like the feet are sinking more and more.
The pool came with two drains and one outlet. Next thing for the pool will be cutting the vinyl so I can use the 1 1/2" strainers. The wife is not to sure about me with a Xacto knife around the pool lol. I also need a vacuum, I keep coming up empty handed so many mixed reviews. I will need one since the half the pool is under some trees and leaves are constantly falling, and since we are swimming everyday the cover seems like so much work to take it off everyday.
Thanks again for all the great info on the site.