So we are struggling with the subject matter. I can purchase a new Dimension One Nautique for about $5K less than the in-ground option. This would eliminate the heater but I would then substitute with solar heating for the pool. Curious if anyone has feedback on the advantages/disadvantages of gunite vs. stand alone? Anyone owned both and if so which did you prefer? Other than the obvious aesthetics, its difficult to justify the gunite spa but aesthetics can be huge!