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    Need help with online pool kit!

    We have been looking at inground kits online to save some money. The problem is we don't know much about pools! Please help with suggestions on companies and which add on features you recommend! Thanks

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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    Welcome to TFP!!!!!

    A couple of suggestions. First why don't you tell us what kits and or designs you like and then we can be more helpful. Also what are we talking about in a pool. Small, large, sport pool? Do you have construction experience? What is you budget? Once we know more about what you want and who you are we can be more helpful.
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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    Thanks! We were looking at pool warehouse website. Thinking around 20 by 40 in size maybe a little smaller. Not sure of the shape yet. I'm assuming a rectangle will be easier to install but I personally like different shapes. We would like a deep end but Waiting to c what time I can get him, I'm assuming morning time before nap. What should we do?would also like to be able to play volleyball. My husband is a carpenter/contractor so he has lots of experience but has never done a pool. There are just so many options with a kit, it's hard to know what to pick!

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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    There is no way we can tell you what you and your family's preferences are as far as pool size and shape ... it is personal preference.
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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    Inground, or onground? The former is pretty involved installation wise, and the latter isn't a walk in the park either. I speak from experience, see the photos in my signature link. Just so you go in eyes wide open.
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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    You might also check with your local pool stores / pool builders. I know of at least one local pool store here which tends to specialize in repair and pool building that offers varying levels of installations, ranging from turn key, to pool installation only, and you are responsible for all the prep (electrical, plumbing, digging the hole, etc.)
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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    This will be as fun as me convincing you to hand over your check book to me and I'll have everything sent to you with the build specifics!

    Now... when can we get this thing started?
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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    We had a good experience with Royal Pools and they were very helpful over the phone.


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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    Thanks, I'll check out royal pools! Any suggestions on the shape? We would like a diving area and a volleyball area.

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    Re: Need help with online pool kit!

    You may like an "L" shape with the long leg for volleyball and the short leg deep enough for diving.
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