Between outgrowing our existing 18' pool and finding the liner shredded after a long and brutal winter, we are contemplating replacing our pool.
A couple questions:
What do you get out of having a larger top rail? Is it just the look of it? On our current pool I can't ever remember sitting on the rail, but at the same time it's small enough that I dont think it would be comfortable.
Any recommendations for reliable online retailers? I feel like a lot of the local pool stores are way overpriced. The only dealer I am comfortable with is an hour away (I live in the sticks) and while they carry good brands, their prices are significanly higher than online places I have seen.
Is foam coving worth the money? How about a pad for the bottom?
Is it worth it to hard-plumb the pump? I have a sunheater that is hard plumbed and I really like it so I am considering either moving the pump and filter away from the pool, or moving it under the mini-deck I will build if I buy a new pool.
Thanks in advance.