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    Final Steps to buying a pool

    New to TFP about to drop 5g's on a pool just wanted some opinions

    Looking at 28x54 Matrix pool - no particular reasoning but heard many good things about resin pools.

    Any ideas what I should be asking and looking for?

    Should I get wall foam? Sales person indicated that it would be easier to tear the liner with it.

    Ground pad is this a needed item?

    What about a bottom drain get it or don't?

    Link to website

    getting the works package. Final pricing with installation less electrical 5.5g's, sounded reasonable to me.

    Hate spending money with really no idea on what I'm buying. Which then makes me spend more money to cover up my lack of knowledge.

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    Voodoo_Pool's Avatar
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    May 2011
    On the border AR/TN

    Re: Final Steps to buying a pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Some thoughts:

    Please read: pool-school/temporary_pool_guide

    Get yourself a quality test kit: pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

    Good reading here: pool-school/pool_circulation_system

    A bottom drain helps with circulation, but so does getting in and swimming.

    If your budget will allow...I have never heard anyone say, "Gosh, I should have gotten the smaller sized pool". Just sayin'.

    Read the rest of pool-school/ , ask questions, and enjoy a Trouble Free Pool!
    IG Vinyl 27,000 gallon "L" shaped (new vinyl April 2018) with spillway spa; Hayward 4820 DE; Polaris 380 w/ booster; TF-100 Test Kit w/SpeedStir

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Final Steps to buying a pool

    Ditto VP's thoughts. I would personally not get a main drain. While there are a couple of minor advantages (minimized even more in an AG pool), the disadvantages (mostly leaks and plugging up) that I have seen posted here on the forum are enough that I wouldn't do it.

    Save the bucks for pool side refreshments! I can be there around 10:00AM Saturday!!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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