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    Help me pick a pool size

    We are wanting an AG this year. We have a small yard and swing set already there. The pool area is 13 x 14 ft. I'm thinking either 12ft round or 8X12 oval. We have 5 kids ages 4-14 wich one do you think would give them more swim room and not take over the whole yard?
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    bigger is better

    i think that it will be very small you might want to thing of moving the swing set to make more room than go for a larger pool

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    Thanks, we can't move the swing set our yard is tiny. We had a 12 ft intex last year and that actually fit 8 kids with room to play around.
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    Mar 2007
    If your yard wil only fit a 12' pool then there is NOTHING wrong with that size, When I bought my pool I couldnt decide on a round or oval, After doing some looking and thinking I went with the round, I feel you have more splashing around room and I just do not trust the walls on an oval. Just my 2 cents
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    Apr 2007
    Waaay NW MN
    Are you sure about the swing set? The kids outgrow that darn fast, the family will not outgrow a pool and the biggest mistake people make is not going as big as they possibly can fit and afford and then they kick themselves later. Our trampoline, swingset and sandbox WENT. Nobody EVER complained or missed them for a minute. JMHO.
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    Jul 2007
    Southern MN
    I agree with NWMNMom, We have a huge swing set/sandbox 25' by 32' and the kids never use it now thanks to the pool. "It's to hot to go down the slid and spend the day swinging and building sandcastles ". I would get ride of the swing set and make more room for a pool. well worth the money!!!!! I would go with the biggest pool that will work in your yard and budget. It's funny how small the pool gets when they are up and running. We thought a 16'x32' oval was really large until we had all the pool toys and the family in it. it's still the best money I ever spent!!!
    16' by 32' cornelius AG vinyl liner, 6' deep end, 14500 gal.
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