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    Which pool should I get?

    I'm in the market for a new pool, but there are so many options I'm hesitant to settle on one. Can anyone offer some advice on what to get or what not to get? We're looking for a pool about 15' x 24' that would be partially buried (about 16" left above ground for deck) and in the $2,000 range.

    http://www.thepoolfactory.com/wizard...dex/item/3867/ is what we're looking at now. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Which pool should I get?

    I have a Sharkline Reprieve that was installed about a month ago. I love it but I am comparing it to Intex. Anything not intex that has a decent warranty is probably a good bet. Will you do the install yourself? If yes, leveling is the most important step.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Re: Which pool should I get?

    Welcome to TFP !
    What ever pool you decide on make sure it won't void the warranty if you bury it.
    Don't skimp on the liner. Get the thickest liner you can. It's a big part of the pool. 😎
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Which pool should I get?

    I forgot about the liner. I initially asked for the standard blue 20 mil. Some things happened and I was able to upgrade the liner. I have a dark blue rock-looking 25 mil liner. I love it. I feel that it will last and it makes the pool look higher quality.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Re: Which pool should I get?

    Hey, thanks guys! I am planning on doing the work myself. I was given an Intex pool and was preparing to dig and build a retaining wall to keep dirt off of the sides, but figured it might be worth just upgrading to a steel walled pool instead without the retaining wall.

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    Re: Which pool should I get?

    The Intex will work but eventually you will likely want a better pool. If you can afford it now, I say, one and done If you plan to get a package deal, I suggest upgrading the pump and filter they provide. Lots of conversation about this on the forum.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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