I've been shopping for a above ground oval pool for about 3 weeks and I have no idea what to get (brand, model). Each store I go to has 2 models, a expensive model (4-5k) and their mid level pool (3k). High end pool has plastic edge, rails, caps and small buttresses, the mid level has all steel with large buttresses. One of the store reps said people are crazy to pay 4-5k for a pool. I plan on building a full deck around a 15x30 oval pool.
What should I look for when buying a pool, I'm from upstate ny.