I need help selecting a pool/size. We're going through a little bit of a heatwave here in NJ and a coworker mentioned he had gotten a pretty official (I mean it had a filter and pump) 30" kiddie pool for his son last summer for $100+. So I searched online for a similar pool. I started out with a similar pool depth in mind, 10'x30", just something to sit/lay in and cool off. Then I saw I could get a 15'x48" pool for only a hundred dollars more (intex metal frame). Reading some more reviews, I found the 16'x48" ultra frame that most people said was much better quality than the metal frame for only another $100+.
Now I don't have a problem spending $350 on the ultra frame (and probably would also spring for the Intex SWG), but in a matter of an hour yesterday this went from a 10'x30" kiddie pool, to a substantial 16'x48" pool lol. I've got the space (my grandparents had a similar pool in the backyard 15-20 years ago) for either pool. Just wondering how the quality of the plastic (easy set) pools compared to the ultraframe, if I don't go for 48"? Any other suggestions on a diameter/depth?
Edit: Couple questions:
How often do I need to clean the sand filter pump system? Is it just throwing out the sand and buying more? What's the cost at Home Depot/Lowes?
How often will I need to buy salt bags for a SWG system? What's the cost at Home Depot/Lowes?