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    About to take the plunge

    After consideration and a fair amount of reading I have decided to purchase an above ground pool. I have looked both locally and on the internet and think I have settled on this pool package. http://nationwidepools.com/ultima.htm (standard package with pump/filter) I am going the route of an 18' due to having a small back yard. Before I place my order I'd like to see what you guys think of this pool. Thanks for any feedback you may be able to provide.
    Hallmark: 16 X 32 - Built 1985 - In Ground - Chlorine - ~18,000 Gallons - 1 Main Drain @ 50% - 1 Skimmer @ 100%
    Fibre Tech: Coated 2006
    Pentair: TR 40 - Triton II Sand Filter and Valve - 38 GPM - One 1.5 Inch Supply Header Into Two 1 Inch Supplies and Two 1.5 Inch Returns
    Hayward: SP4015NS Northstar Pump 2.0 HP Motor 130GPM @ 10' Head with 1.5 HP Motor
    Polaris: 380 Pool Cleaner
    Rainbow: 320 Three Inch Tab Chlorine Feeder
    Long Beach, MS: Lots Of Iron In Water - Whole House Water Filter Upstream Of Pool

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    Re: About to take the plunge

    It looks like a pretty good deal. 18' is kind of small but wew all have to live in the constraints given us. I don't recall any complaints about that pool or vendor but use the google search at the bottom left of the page to search their name.

    Read through a bunch of the AGP installation threads and you'll gain a lot of insight into what needs to be done and how others have handled it.
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    Re: About to take the plunge

    Looks good to me, are you installing yourself or getting someone to do it.
    I'd recommend using this time to read thru pool school, itemize what you need (include a good test kit) and start educating yourself in what the build entails and how to maintain.

    Good luck!!
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    Re: About to take the plunge

    Welcome to the forum!

    While you decide and wait on the pool be sure to read Pool School and get yourself a good test kit, links to both are in my signature below.
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
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    Re: About to take the plunge

    I will be having someone install it for me. The ground leveling work just doesn't sound like a lot of fun to me. I wish the pool came with a two speed pump, but I guess I could just run the pump less instead.
    Hallmark: 16 X 32 - Built 1985 - In Ground - Chlorine - ~18,000 Gallons - 1 Main Drain @ 50% - 1 Skimmer @ 100%
    Fibre Tech: Coated 2006
    Pentair: TR 40 - Triton II Sand Filter and Valve - 38 GPM - One 1.5 Inch Supply Header Into Two 1 Inch Supplies and Two 1.5 Inch Returns
    Hayward: SP4015NS Northstar Pump 2.0 HP Motor 130GPM @ 10' Head with 1.5 HP Motor
    Polaris: 380 Pool Cleaner
    Rainbow: 320 Three Inch Tab Chlorine Feeder
    Long Beach, MS: Lots Of Iron In Water - Whole House Water Filter Upstream Of Pool

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