I have spent hours on this site and I'm still not clear on it all.
We want to bury an AGP. At least 3/4 of the way or close. We want the most pool for our money but safety and quality are more important. I'd like a pool that will last us a while since this is a big project for us (BTW, this is a self install...DH is handy and has many handy friends).
So I'm looking at pools that are rated as semi-inground but I'm not seeing how that makes them better than some other pools (not SI rated) with similar specs. I feel like I'm paying for them to say, "yes, we will allow you to bury this."
So my question is, what is necessary for a buried AGP regarding material of uprights, walls, etc.?
Also, if we wanted to buy the pool at one place and later buy a pump at another, is there any caveat to that?
I'm hoping to spend about $2k or so on pool, liner, pump, filter, and stairs. Would love to hear any comments on that budget.
Thanks so much!