First let me say, I'm not sure of this is the proper forum for this question. If not, I apologize and would appreciate direction as to the appropriate forum.
My wife and I have never owned a pool before, and are looking forward to getting our first one this summer! So here is our situation...We have a 12 X 33 deck off of the back of our house, where the long side is against the house. It is a low deck and sits about 18 inches above ground. We would like to expand the deck and keep it at it's present level and incorporate a pool. The ground slopes up slightly from the back of the deck (about 8 inches over 35 feet). We are looking to get a pool about 15 to 18 feet wide by 30 to 35 feet long. The pool would sit perpendicular to the house, so we would be extending the deck out 40 feet or so.
For this set up to work we need a pool that can be buried almost completely (1 to 1.5 feet of the pool wall would be above grade). We have been doing a fair amount of research on pool brands, but would appreciate any thoughts on our planned set up and experiences with different manufacturers. We are considering the EZ panel pool and the Radiant Keystone pool. The EZ panel is pretty expensive and I can't find prices online for the Keystone. Are there other manufacturers for this type of set up?