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    Does it really matter???

    If i purchase a pool from Walmart or an actual pool store?

    Anyone have ant experience purchasing from a large retailer?

    Any advice is appreciated.

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    Re: Does it really matter???

    What makes you think it will matter? If you are just getting one of the Intex setups, they are all the same regardless where you buy. In fact, I might suggest NOT buying at a pool store so they do not try to brainwash you with their crazy chemical sales and you just learn what you need to here.

    I think I saw that Costco around here even sells them ... not sure how their warranty applies to pools though.
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    Re: Does it really matter???

    If they have the same size, and same equipment for less, then buy it at Wal-Mart. If not then buy it at the pool store.
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    Re: Does it really matter???

    I guess i want to make sure I'm not buying a junk of a pool. Would expect a pool store to carry a higher quality of pool.

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    Re: Does it really matter???

    I would expect the pool store to sell it at a higher price than quality.
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    Re: Does it really matter???

    All Intex are the same ... if that is what you are looking at (not sure what else Walmart even sells).
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    Re: Does it really matter???

    Check model numbers/manufacturer numbers. Likely it's the same thing.
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    Re: Does it really matter???

    The one i am looking at is a Heritage pool. Options by local pool shops are limited. Elixir is the brand that is being praised by the local shop.

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    Re: Does it really matter???

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski View Post
    Check model numbers/manufacturer numbers. Likely it's the same thing.
    +1

    Go for cheapest
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    Re: Does it really matter???

    yup, go for cheapest. Also, if you are looking at a pool from walmart (or anything from walmart for that matter) ALWAYS check Walmart.com first. My 18x48 was $399.00 in store, and $349.00 on Walmart.com. Site to store shipping is free, and I saved $50 bucks buying it online and picking it up 3 hours later (because they already had it at the store)
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