I believe I will be leaning more towards an oval pool this time around. I was outside pondering the yard for awhile and I can comfortably squeeze a 21 ft pool in between my garage and the property line with a small deck. Problem is, I love deck space and for me, it makes maintenance (sweeping) so much easier.
I'm not buying the Intex pool this year or ever. I'm going to wait the summer out (cool off on the Harley Davidson Night Train) and see what Craig's list has to offer. I'm looking for a 15x26 oval pool (wall height won't matter in this case if from CL) and if it doesn't materialize, I am looking closely at the 15'x26'x54" pool by Shark Line Matrix. The pool is beautiful and I'll max out on the wall height.
Now, I know these are less gallon wise but lets face it, I could throw a 24' round in there and have no deck space. Put a 21' round in and have little deck space or an 18' round and have nice deck space but I'm minimizing pool space which is a no go for me because I've been spoiled by a 24' round pool. It just seems like the smart thing to do by purchasing an oval pool.
So with this thread, I'd love to hear from the oval pool owners what you love and hate about your oval pools. Don't hold back... dunk me with your insight on your experiences with your oval pool!!!