i live in louisville ky, and am on my 3rd year of intex pools. prior years were the inflatable ring style, but after the cats popped the ring too many times, we are going to a 14x42 ultra. so nice to have a 'real' pool! it's really very similar to the metal side pools my folks had when i was a kid.. one day we'll get to the coveted in-ground! looking forward to advice and tips, i've been lurking a bit already. i did notice a leak in the seam of the new pool, while waiting on a replacement liner, i'm going to follow a few patch tricks.