First post (lots of lurking)!
We are researching the purchase of an above ground pool for our family. We have priced both 24 ft and 28 ft round (Autumn Breeze) Doughboy pools (also had someone from doughboy come out take a sketch/measurements of our property). We will be extending an existing deck off the house for an entrance into the pool.
My question is about having a deep end added to a round pool (oval would be nice, but we don't want to remove too many trees from our yard and there is the extra cost of the pool). We have 3 boys (ages 9, 6 and 4). I think the kids would enjoy a deep end when they are older, but the person who came to check out our pool location suggested that a flat bottom would be more fun for the types of games you might want to play in an above ground pool.
So my question is this - to deep end or not to deep end?
- if you have a round pool with a deep end, do you enjoy it? (If you have pics, I'd love to see them!)
- is there enough room in the shallow end to enjoy it?
- if you have kids, how do they primarily use the pool?
- safety concerns with young children?
Any input is much appreciated!