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    How big is too big? for round agp

    We love our 18' pool, but we're hoping to upgrade when our current pool finally lets go. I've been kicking the idea around in my mind for a couple of weeks, and a 54 inch 36 footer sure sounds awesome. We have the space and are budgeting for it, but I'm wondering what some of the unintended consequences could be.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    Twice the water cost and twice the amount of chemicals you usually use to maintain the one you have. Twice any decking or landscaping. Twice the vacuuming time. Twice as much fun!
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    It's actually 4.55 times the water! Fortunately, we are on a well with plentiful and beautiful water. I think the chemical cost is my biggest hangup, but with the BBB method I think it's doable. 10% Bleach is around five bucks for two and half gallons locally. The deck would have to be done in stages. A pool cleaner is in the budget for the new pool. I'm thinking more than 4.55 times the fun!
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    We just have an Intex 16'. This is our second summer with it and we love it. We have seriously considered an inground pool now. The money is crazy, but they're sure nice! So our question is, do we fork out 50-60K for for an inground pool with beautiful concrete decking or do we move up to a near new 30ft boat???

    Bigger boat or inground pool?
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    What a great "dilemma" to have. For me, I would take the pool.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    We have a 33' and love it! I say go for it!
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    I have a 30 ft. round and glad we didn't go smaller.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    If I had the space, I would have went bigger. I have no more wiggle room to work with.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    That's a monster of a pool...go for it!
    A deep end would be great, maybe a bottom main drain too.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    Quote Originally Posted by cramar
    A deep end would be great, maybe a bottom main drain too.
    I would go for a 30-33' w/ a deep end, adding a drain wouldn't cost much extra. Good idea.

    What about a 20x40 agp buried 2' then you could have a deck that makes it appear as being inground
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    Thanks for the input y'all!
    I'm thinking about dishing it out a bit in the middle with a shelf all the way around.
    I haven't put too much thought into adding a drain. Would it be necessary due to the size?
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    It would help with that amount of water!

    If you're going to dish it I would make sure to leave a flat area for a set of steps for in the future. Any custom step set up needs a flat bottom to sit on.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    That's gonna be my next build, a 30 footer with a deep end and a main drain.

    The main drain isn't necessary but with a pool that size it will certainly help get debris out of the pool, especially if your going to bowl the bottom.
    I've seen videos on adding them, dosn't seem all that hard.
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    Re: How big is too big? for round agp

    Quote Originally Posted by MattE71
    We just have an Intex 16'. This is our second summer with it and we love it. We have seriously considered an inground pool now. The money is crazy, but they're sure nice! So our question is, do we fork out 50-60K for for an inground pool with beautiful concrete decking or do we move up to a near new 30ft boat???

    Bigger boat or inground pool?
    pool. anyone who thinks a pool is a huge pain in rear to maintain and a huge expense not worth the trouble has never had a boat!! old saying about boats, but so true....

    B -reak

    O -ut

    A- nother

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    as at least every other season if not every season, something on a boat breaks, or otherwise has to be maintained beyond the ability of the owner to be able to do themselves, and invariably it will end up at a boat shop for service, and if you get away with only spending a grand, you got lucky. not too mention the gas guzzling boats do at todays insane pump prices.

    so get the pool and just get buddy-buddy with someone who has a boat
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