Hi. We are looking to get a pool installed ASAP. We had to go through the whole HOA approval process and then we were able to proceed.
We are looking at 2 or 3 different pools, but know very little about any of them.
1. Alpine Pools in Pittsburgh PA is one of the biggest local installers. We got a quote for a Oceanic 24' round above ground pool 54" with a 25mil liner, and all the pump, cleaners, ladder etc.. ( I will get better pump details when I get home). $5499
2. Pool City - probably the 2nd biggest pool supplier in our area. This was for a Sentinelle 24' round AGP 54" with a 28mil liner. I do remember the pump was a big system with a automatic chlorinator and I believe it was a 2hp pump. This package also had all the cleaners, ladder and other little things thrown in. This quote was for $4999
http://www.shoppoolcity.com/aqua-leader ... cPath=20_4
The other quote was from a friend who is a teacher but has been installing pools in the summers for about 20 years and his quote was very similar but I did not get a brand name of the pool. He was doing a 24' round 52" with only a 20mil liner and a 1Hp Heyward pump. He quoted me $4995.
We know nothing about doing this, so I look forward to reading this site. I am glad I found this site, because there are really no pool review sites that I was able to find?
All 3 I will be getting the electrician seperately. I also will be having the dirt hauled away seperately. My yard is pretty much flat and it should be a simple dig for either of the 3. Although my friend stated he would be hand digging and wheeling in the sand so he wouldn't need to remove any sections of my fence and he didnt want to jack up my yard.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, Jim