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    20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    Hi,
    I just purchased my home and I'd like to get a pool for my kids, 10 and 12. Being a single parent, I'd like to keep it reasonable. Financing would be ideal, but not necessary. Never having a pool, I don't know much about them. I found this site, Best Above Ground Swimming Pools | Liners | Accessories, which seems reasonable. But, I really don't know the quality differences between the models. Any recommendations or suggestions from the veterans on here? Thanks!

    Intex Ultra Frame 24x52 AGPIntex sand filter #128645HTH 6-way test kitPool was built and filled week of 6/24/16

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    For around $1000 you can get a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, plus a sand filter and saltwater chlorine generator. This would be a good way to get your feet wet, so to speak, in pool ownership for not much money. You can easily get 4-5 years or more use out of one of these pools.

    Then after a few years, upgrade to a metal sided aboveground pool if you find you still have the pool bug.

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    I did have an Intex pool at my old house, so my plan was to get a metal one. My kids are fish, so I know it will get a lot of use.

    Intex Ultra Frame 24x52 AGPIntex sand filter #128645HTH 6-way test kitPool was built and filled week of 6/24/16

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    Welcome to TFP, Hope you stick around and have fun

    My recommendation for starting out is almost always Intex pools, they are great for the price and will tell you if you want to continue to have a pool (mine cost about 900 on sale).. if you look at my build in my signature you can see an oval intex pool and just one way you can set it up..

    If you want someone to install the pool and set everything up for you then get with a local company to do it, most will not install a pool that was bought elsewhere.

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    I don't have any experience with that particular company. I purchased my Sharkline Venture pool last year from Pool Supply World. It is a quality pool at a much lower cost than I could fine in stores. One of their associates is on this forum and in the past has offered discount codes. Good luck in your pool search!
    My pool: Sharkline Venture 24' x 52" ; Pentair Dynamo 1 HP 2 Speed Pump ; Pentair SD80 Sand Filter; TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speed Stir

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledvedder View Post
    I did have an Intex pool at my old house, so my plan was to get a metal one. My kids are fish, so I know it will get a lot of use.

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    Never having a pool, I don't know much about them

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by callie_grace View Post
    I don't have any experience with that particular company. I purchased my Sharkline Venture pool last year from Pool Supply World. It is a quality pool at a much lower cost than I could fine in stores. One of their associates is on this forum and in the past has offered discount codes. Good luck in your pool search!
    I love my Sharkline Venture! It's a beautiful pool!
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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I love my Sharkline Venture! It's a beautiful pool!
    Did you also get the equipment from that site? Or are there sites that have better equipment prices?

    Intex Ultra Frame 24x52 AGPIntex sand filter #128645HTH 6-way test kitPool was built and filled week of 6/24/16

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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    I am a big fan of sunplay.com. Prices are reasonable, great service and they are always happy to answer questions and help out. And they have a real store.
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    Re: 20'-25' pool suggestions for a newbie

    We really like our 24' Sharkline. SO far so good, going into year 4
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