I am so glad I found this site. I am sure I will find a lot of good advice here.
First, we have not installed our pool just yet and it is almost September in the Mid East so time is running out!
I am going to sound so paranoid but here are some of my concerns.
We purchased a 15 x 24 Sharkline "Cameo" pool to be placed in a surround deck made of composite. Unfortunately, an in ground pool is a bit out of my price range and we wanted the pool to have an integrated look as much as possible. (Neighborhood restrictions prefer this also) Here is my concern 1. Has anyone out there done this? We are concerned about years down the road and something major happens to the pool- how do we fix it when it is surrounded in a deck (an expensive one at that!) and 2. This pool is a steel wall pool with some resin components but pretty much all steel. Is there a way to make it last longer from rust? Anyone had a steel wall pool last a good long time. This one has a 30 year warranty I think.
Obviously, I am new to pools. I have always wanted one and this year I talked my husband into one. This is a huge investment for us and I want to make sure I am thinking ahead in terms of maintenance down the road. I worry that the steel will rust and make the pool collapse and was wondering if there is any precautions I can take at this stage of the game. (I saw on here where a 2 year old pool collapsed due to rust and it looked like the owners were taking good care of it!)
If I can figure out how to post pictures I will because I love to see pictures of other peoples ideas and will definitely share ours. Our project will be starting soon. We leveled our ground and are trying to build this pool without written instructions!
I appreciate any advice others may have. I worry that surrounding the pool will make maintenance hard down the road for anything major like a wall rusting out.
Thanks in advance. We live in Maryland about 1.5 hour North of Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Maybe someday I can give advice but right now I am as novice as they come!! I plan to read all I can on this great site.