First off, I want to thank all of the contributors to this forum. I've read for hours trying to determine the different options that I wish to consider when making my pool purchase. Even after reading all of the information available here and elsewhere, I'm still finding it hard to make a decision on which above ground pool to buy. The only variable that is set in stone at this point is the size - 24' round. As far as the other things - I'm just not sure yet.
See, I'm one of those type of shoppers that obsesses with getting the best deal. What I learned quickly is that one can purchase the same quality pool online with free shipping and save hundreds, even thousands of dollars. What is killing me is the choices. There are simply too many choices and too many vendors for me to look over. Top rail sizes, materials (Steel, aluminum, resin), filter brand, liner type (beaded or non) and I just keep going back and forth from one selection to the next wondering what to do.
I'd like to pull the trigger on this in the next couple of weeks. Is there any way at all that someone could help me narrow my choices down a little? What are some of the best quality pools out there that can be had for a reasonable price? Best vendors to deal with. As we all do, I want to spend as little as possible.
I realize this is sort of like asking the question "What's the best motor oil?" or "Who makes the best cars?" but it's really all I have at this point. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!