I am trying to learn as much as possible about purchasing a new above-ground pool.
I had one growing up, so am familiar with the upkeep. I would like to get something more permanent than the Intex seasonal models.
I went to Namco (larger company in CT) and was quoted the following, and need opinions:
Closeout 15x25x52" Oasis, 10" molded resin top rail
2 yr/ 50 year warranty
20 gauge liner
$2269 pool and liner
2HP motor pump and filter package with automatic cleaner and all hoses, etc ($1500)
Thinking that I would like to upgrade to salt water (SWG?) at some point, maybe next year, so thought the resin would be a better option to avoid any corrosion - all the other pools have steel frames.
The branch manager who made the quote was telling me to expect spending around $150 on chemicals each season.
$1600 for full install by contractor (only gave me one name), includes leveling and sand
I would have a friend help me rent a bobcat to dig the hole - I'd like to get it at least 1/2 way in ground.
Does this even begin to sound reasonable? I called a family-owned business during the week, and he immediately started talking about an above-ground that STARTED at $10,000!! I live in CT, but am a single mom, looking to do this instead of taking the kids away for a vacation this year.
Thanks for your advice....