Hello Members of TFP,
My name is Dennis and my wife and I are getting ready for our first purchase of an above ground pool. I am very nervous because its a big expense and I just want to make sure we are making all the right decisions and investing right. I did plenty of pool shopping today with different places and have narrowed it down to one particular place and a few different pool styles. I wanted to run by you what we are looking at and get everyones thoughts.
We are looking at a 24ft round. The set up we can get is steel construction with a resin top ledge. The place is throwing in all the extras like Solar Cover, Winter Cover, Vacuum, A-frame durable Resin Ladder, Hayward Cartridge Filter and pump, Start off Chemicals, Pool Alarm, test kits, leaf skimmer, ect...
They are telling us an extra $500 and we can get an all resin constructed pool. They say lasts longer and more durable. It looks great but we dont believe it will be worth the extra $500. Especially because the only real benefit I can see is it looks better, but since our plan is to have a deck/patio built around the pool then no one will even see the $500 upgrade. And im pretty confident the steel construction will last just as long.
The filter seems like its a great one compared to others I have looked at. It looks easy to maintain, has 2 speeds so we can save on energy, and looks very well constructed. It comes completely plumed with shut off valves on the intake and return.
How does everything sound so far? I'm taking my wife tomorrow so she can see the size and we can look everything over before we make the final decision. Im also looking into their closeout sales. The salesguy said he did have a list I could look over but all were 30ft round. I may see if any come within my price range. We also want to price an oval pool like a 15X30. We would prefer oval but I think he told me they did cost alittle more.
Im researching the BBB method and think thats the route I am going to go. My dad says NOOOO dont pour bleach in your pool. It was nice explaining to him Chlorine is Chlorine. Whether from Chlorox or liquid stuff from the pool company, or tablets. Its all the same. He started to see my point. I will have to show him since I can tell he is still doubtful.
Well am I on the right track, any flaws, ideas, ect??? Monday I am calling the codes officer to show him where I want the pool to make sure I wont run into any zoning/code issues especially since we decided we wanted a deck/patio around some of the pool. And then to call and have our electrician on standby so he can run the electical to the pools location.