Hello. I am just beginning the process of researching and purchasing a DIY in-ground pool kit. I am open to any and all help. I am in the STL / IL area and will be needing excavation and cement work. If anyone has any positive experiences in this area, please let me know. Also, if anyone has any DIY pool kit experiences, I would be interested in hearing those as well. I am thinking of going with Polar Pools. I am hoping that I will build some online friendships and gain a lot of needed knowledge. I will be around and looking forward to hearing from all of you!