Ok, so we just purchased our home last summer, and are looking to add an above ground pool for this summer. Our backyard is relatively small and we already have a wooden playset/swing set in the backyard. So, I have been looking around and I am considering this one from walmart.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Sunshine-1 ... ifications
Now, from reading through the forum I see that the Intex Ultra is a very popular choice. However it is also about $150 dollars more. Given my limited budget would I be better off going with the 15 x 48 and using the savings to upgrade my pump, or is there some advantage to the 16 x 48 ultra that I am not considering? My local Sams Club also offers an 18' which looks more comparable to the Intex Ultra for $399 (same price as the 16 x 48 ultra).
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/produ ... rod1830025
Any advice that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I believe in spending a little extra to do things right the first time, but I also don't want to spend money that I don't need to. I am considering leaving the pool up year round, as we are in Houston and the weather is condusive to swimming for a good portion of the year here.