Long time lurker, first time poster. After "trying out" a Craigslist $150 pool for 3 seasons, we decided to move up to a hardside AGP this year. We live in Sioux Falls, SD and there is only one game in town for AGP sales. They are a Doughboy dealer. As with anyone buying from someone who has a Monopoly, I'm concerned about overpaying for what I'm actually getting. So, I thought this might be a good forum to share what I was quoted and see how that compares to what others have gotten.
We are going with a '28 pool. The below prices are "kit" prices in that they include the following in addition to the pool. UD Misty Falls 20ml liner, deluxe extended skimmer, 1 1/2 hp PowerLine Pump, 17" Sand Filter with sand, vac pole, hose, skimmer net, brush, test equipment, coving, and a deck mount ladder.
28' Copper Canyon Pkg - List $6599 - "Sale Price" - $5349.
28' Palm Shore Pkg - List $8399 - "Sale Price" - $6249.
On top of that, they want $2050 for install. I already have all of my dirtwork done. I have a 32" circle graded level with sand on-site.
So, with install, I'm at $7399 installed for Copper Canyon kit, or $8299 installed for Palm Shore.
I also looked into adding a "deep end". For this, they add $700 to the install price and another $660 for the expandable liner needed to support it.
Therefore, installed with a deep end takes me up to $8760 installed for Copper Canyon kit, or $9660 for Palm Shore.
I do have the $500 coupon from doughboy that i could apply to either of the above options for a little helpn but this all seems very expensive as compared to what i was thinking it would cost
how do you all feel about the prices I was quoted?
What other pools are available online that would provide similar quality to the Doughboy line that i could potentially install myself and save some much needed cash on both the pool itself and the install labor?
I'm not overly concerned about installing a flat bottom, but how difficult is it for a DIY install of a pool with a deep end?
I would appreciate any feedback you would be willing to provide. Thank you to all!