Hi. We started with a pool when my oldest daughter was 3ish. It was $49 at Home Depot - intek inflatable. Worked well and much better than a plastic 12" high pool. That didn't make it through a winter (mice) and we went with the Intek 15' metal frame pool. Now my kids (8,6,4) are ready for a real pool.
We are thinking of a 15x30 oval.
Looked at several places local and online. I think we have narrowed it down to Namco Oasis and Leslie's Pool Supply Admiral. Within a $100 of each other ($2800ish) and I'm leaning towards the Oasis because it's resin and wider. I think that will be more kid friendly than the Admiral Steel ledge.
A local installer came out today and gave me some pricing:
$1500 for installation
$425 for excavation (I'm on a slope so he's moving a lot around)
$600 for water
Some options he's offering:
$250 clay/silt mix base and will offer a 5 yr warranty against rock protrusion
$250 foam floor and now it's a lifetime warranty against rock protrusion
$100 wall foam
Also on the needed list:
Filter system - Hayward EC40 w/ Matrix 1hp pump
Wide mouth skimmer
poolguard ABP alarm
vacuum (which one?)
solar cover (I'll attempt to make a my own reel)
electrical (just materials, no labor)
Total for everything seems to be coming in around $7600.
Does that seem about right? Anything I'm missing or shouldn't get?
I have no problems going online if it will save money. I also don't mind paying more if it's worth it. Is there a better pool for a similar price?
2012 will be the addition of a deck. Large one (12') on an end and side then 3' on the other long side and 6' on the other end.
I already have the intek salt water system so I'm going to try using that and save some money.
Thanks for the help!