Well, hello all first post, I have been lurking and reading the forum for the last few weeks and wanted to ask a few questions. First of all I am nearly 50 and while growing up our family had two agps and then an in ground eventually. Finally decided to get another agp after so many years of not having one. In Aug I bought and put up the 15 x 48 Intex metal frame. I already bought the 2650 Intex sand filter, what a difference, still spewing a little sand I bought from the local pool place after two backwashes but I think its getting better. My 12 year old and the wife have pretty much decided to purchase a larger pool for next season and will go with a permanent metal sided that I can build a deck on one side. The local pool company prices are outrages so I have been internet shopping. Currently we seem to like the Sharkline Heritage 21ft x 52 for looks and price from
http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/pools/sh ... ritage.htm
but are open to suggestions of other manufacturers or dealers, this company has the cheapest price we could find but also want to deal with someone reputable that's stands behind their sales.
We were also unsure of 52 or 54 since the pool will be set in the open and will have only the pool and deck sitting in the middle of the yard, my wife is kinda worried that the deck will be so high to access the pool it would look awkward.
I plan to use the foam cove and liner pad with a crushed limestone base with sunken concrete pads for the posts, my ground is like 2 inches from level right now so I won't have to go to deep to get level.
Well that's kind of the plans right now any suggestions or comments are welcome such as other brand pools, companies, my set up I planned, etc.