I'm new to the site and appreciate everyone's time and opinion. My 24 foot above ground pool collapsed this past weekend. My children (12 and 8) are devastated. We've had the pool since before they were born. I'm certainly going to get a new one, but I'm wondering if now is the best time? I live in the Philadelphia area, so we typically have to close the pool shortly after Labor Day. That's 6 weeks from yesterday. I've talked to three different pool companies and all 3 have recommended to "act now" because future rain and snow will make our yard a muddy mess. My thought process is to wait until April of 2016 to have a new pool installed in order to save the pool from the typical winter pounding. The earliest we can get the pool installed is mid-August and then we're on vacation from the 22nd to the 29th. Does a few weeks of use outweigh the wear and tear caused by winter? Maybe I'm over-estimating the amount of pounding a pool takes from snow and ice, so I'm open to opinions and remarks.