I hope this is an ok part of the forum to post in. We are looking at getting a pool for next summer and are wondering about ordering online from the pool factory. We want a 12ft round, semi inground pool with a saltwater system and our local stores don't have an 12ft option for semi-in ground, 16 is the lowest. I found one over at the pool factory for about $1,500 vs the $9,500 our local store quoted for their 16ft one. That's before install. Is the pool factory a reputable site? Is it fine to order a pool online and get someone to install it? Our other local store told me they don't do saltwater in above ground pools because it destroys them, but I don't think I believe that.
Any and all advice for a first time buyer is welcome! Thanks