I'll be updating this thread over the next 10 months to document my crazy idea of buying a used pool. I purchased today, for a mere one hundred dollars, a 3.5 ft deep 15'x30' oval Lomart Cedar Hill above ground pool. I would really like a July 4th, 2010 opening. So that's the goal I'm setting right now.
I know I'm not the first to do this, nor will I be the last, but I thought I'd document everything with lots of pictures so people in the future might get some semblence of what's involved. Then they might be better able to decide if they want to go this route. I'm not even sure I want to go this route! Somehow I think that buying a new one would be much much easier. However, it's too late for me. A hundred bucks is a hundred bucks! Oh, and with that hundred bucks, I also have to dissasemble the pool and the deck and move it to my house...
So with all that said, here's the first picture of the pool sitting in someone elses yard.
...and if you're interested, the thread about the inspection of the pool is over here: lomart-pool-bargain-t16822.html