Hello everyone! I joined TFP to learn as much as I possibly can BEFORE we buy our above-ground pool. We are planning on an above-ground because we simply cannot afford an in-ground pool at this time. My husband and two boys and I have a large, one acre backyard, but rarely ever go outside. We are all very eager to have our own backyard pool. Our boys, 11 and 13, are the perfect age to enjoy the benefits of a pool now: fun and exercise! For price's sake, we are considering starting out pretty inexpensively: an Intex (or comparable) 24' Ultra Frame. PLEASE feel free to lend any suggestions you may have! We have a concrete slab that was once used for a basketball court that we are considering using (as long as it's level). Otherwise, we will be learning as we go! Thank you all in advance for any hints, tips, suggestions!