First let me introduce myself, I am a noob when it comes to pools. My wife and I bought a small Intex Easy Set pool this spring for our daughter. A friend of mine told me about this site a few weeks ago, so I have been reading and absorbing as much info as I can.
Well, we did not know our daughter was going to love it this much, so now we are looking for something more permanent. We are considering a metal frame intex, as well as a “full blown” AG. One of my concerns about just going with another intex is the need to disassemble and re-assemble each season. We are in Michigan, so we get cold winters. It just sounds like too much of a hassle. Would prefer to close up the pool, leave it up and then re-open in the spring.
Now on to my main question, when is the best time of year to purchase a pool, either Intex, or normal AG? We are not in a hurry as our current intex will be fine for the rest of the season, so we are looking for the best deal. I have visited a few of the local pool stores, including a Watsons and have gotten a variety of information. But most of the answers sounded like a used car sales answer “now is the best time”. Now that may be true but it felt like they just wanted to make a sale. What have been your experiences? Seems like fall might be best, but then some have said stock is usually so limited you probably will not get what you are looking for. So just looking for some insight on what others have found.