New User...First time poster in this forum.. 1st time pool owner.....I have spent countless nights getting ready and researching to buy an AGP and with the Kid's Bdays right around the corner I figure there will never be a better time.
We will be out of our existing home in 3-4 years so I figured the intex pool system was a better choice over the Aluminum walled pools...easy to take down and setup.
Here is the background: I have a 5yr old and twin 2 yr old boys...needless to say they love swimming and with my daughter learning to swim this is a no brainer for our family. I am looking to stay within 1k for my overall expense out of pocket. Here are the two options I have found so far:
1. Intex Ultra Frame 18' x 48" : I am not found of the 48" height since there will always be one of us (mom/dad) with the kids at all times..I figure we can go a bit deeper.
http://www.target.com/p/intex-18-x-48-u ... intex+pool
2. Intex Ultra Frame 20' x 52": I know 4" is not much of a big deal but since there will always be an adult in there..might as well go a bit deeper.
http://www.target.com/p/intex-20ft-x-52 ... intex+pool
I am like most of the people in here looking to use a pump that can handle the large volume of water and can help keep things extra clean; also read enough on SW Systems that I am def want to go with this set up.
My decision is over depht; since my daughter is 43.5" tall she wont be able to stand on either pool and be ok...unless i leave the 48" height a little low and thus allowing her to stand...the boys will have to use a flotation device regardless...I figure in 3-4 years we will move to a larger home where we can get a more permanent AGP and have some deck around it...or if we are lucky we can even get an in-ground pool.
So, I am overthinking (or not thinking clearly) this by choosing the 52" height..? or should I opt for the 48" and leave it a bit low since my daughter wont grow (I hope) that much taller in the next 3-4 years..?..also the 20' to 18' difference is the same to me...I have a pretty flat spot on our back yard.
the 48" hight pool comes with junk gear..so I was going to purchase the 2650 sand filter pump with Salt water system:
http://www.amazon.com/Intex-2650-Filter ... 7X45JKIDKM
the pool is 450.00 (target) and the system is 380.00 = total investment $ 830.00
the 52" height pool is a 20' wide pool so I gain 2' in comparison and that pool already comes with a sand filter..(1600 gallon) so I would only need to buy the SW system:
http://www.amazon.com/Intex-54605EG-Kry ... UZM93D557L
pool is $ 699.99 (target) and the SW system is $149.00 = total investment $ 848.00
** So in MOHO for 18.00 more I get a 52" depth and an extra 2' wide (again the kids concern here) ...seems worth it no..?*** Hoping that some of you with plenty of pool experience can guide me in my decision...
Also I am planning to hard plumb the pool and add an TTW skimmer...hoping to learn of all of the process here to do it all for day one...