Finally going from lurking and learning to posting. Sincere thanks for all I have learned here, very very helpful.
After a few inflated ring Intex pools as our little one grows up, we are going to make the next step to a 9x18.
I already have an Intex sand filter and SWG so what comes with the 9x18 is not an issue.
I have read many threads about Intex fittings being non standard and converting to hard plumbing or standard pumps, etc.
My questions are mainly the quality differences between Intex, Bestway, and Coleman.
I was going to stay with Intex but Costco has switched to Bestway this year.
Are all the threads & fittings the same to hook up my Intex filter & SWG?
The 48" deep Bestway at Costco is by far the best price and the depth is better for our son than 52" Intex.
My main concern is the quality of the Bestway vs Intex? The BW filter looks pretty cheesy compared to Intex but I have that covered. Just wondering if the frame and liner are also cheesy in comparison?
Do SWG really rust out the frames noticeably faster than normal? They are sure nice compared to the chlorine hassle.
Again, sincere thanks for all the experienced folks who contribute here. Rest assured you help prevent a lot of headaches!