Sorry this is long......We have enjoyed a swim n play pool since 1997. It is a 52" one, so it must have been one of the first in that height. Well made I am guessing because we have had 0 problems in the 16 years we have swum in it. I have not even changed out the liner. We installed it ourselves.
Last year I discovered a leak. Not bad, but enough to warrant looking into a new liner. When I removed the liner to check out the wall, I noticed the wall had cracked around the outlet. So I am thinking of replacing the walls and the liner. Small cracks not huge.
The place I purchased the pool from said they would sell me a replacement pool and liner for less than what swim n play would replace the wall under warranty. I purchased a new skimmer last year. I would have to pay sales tax and my transportation down to the business.
What I need help with?--- do I do this, which would require me driving a distance of over 75 miles, or order something over the internet (propools or poolsupplies.com) a replacement pool package for about the same amount but no shipping/transportation cost and no sales tax. I am looking to spend under $1500. I was offered the XL 7000 and the Yorkshire, but I do not think I want the Yorkshire. It does not seem to be as good. Same pool at propools.com (XL 7000). Different brand at poolsupplies.com. Echo canyon, opera, etc. I want all steel not resin because I live in a snow area.
What would you do? What would you suggest?