Well, the first major hurdle has been jumped ... the wife and I have committed to getting a pool. I'm a heavy duty DIY type, so I'm looking to buy and install myself with the help of a few friends. However, after extensive research here, I have my doubts about some of the vendors. All I know is that we have settled on the idea of a 27' pool and wish to go SWG. I'd like to keep costs under $4K if possible while getting the best bang for my buck. Again, there will be $0 in labor. So, knowing what you do now, what would you recommend and where would you recommend I buy it from? I highly doubt I'll be in this house 30 years and I know I won't be retiring in it, so the 40+ year warranties don't mean much to me, however, the first number of years where 100% is warranties, the longer the better.
What I have been looking at:
http://www.nationaldiscountpoolsupplies.com/alpoki.html - more so for the corrosion resistance of Aluminum/Resin/SS hardware ... also like the cove and ladders of the kits. Not liking the price! Also read some bad reviews of the retailer.