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    Diamond Star pool?????????

    Hi! My name is Danielle and this is my first time posting on this site.

    We are looking to buy an above ground pool, and I like this Diamond Star pool 18x33 inch oval. Here is the link: http://www.sunenterprises.com/platinumpools.htm Does this pool sound good? Does anyone know who manufactures this pool?

    I am completely clueless about pools and over whelmed by resin, guage, mil, extruded aluminum, uprights, top caps, coving. This is all just foreign to me. I could really use some unbiased advice.

    If it is a good pool, who do I buy from I found it at these three stores:
    Nationwide Pools, Absolute tan, and Sun enterprises. What company is the best?

    Third what about the equipment package. Should I just try and buy the pool without equipment and buy myself. Or should I try to get them to upgrade the filter?

    Thanks for any help, Danielle

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    Danielle Welcome to TFP!!

    I'm not one of the guys to ask about the different brands of AG pools

    I just wanted to say "Hi" and welcome you to the forum!

    Someone with the info you want will be along to provide you with some answers!
    Luv& Luk
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    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    Thanks for the welcome. Hi to you too.

    I hope I get some advice.

    Danielle

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    I have an older Esther Williams and it is built very well. I think you can tell the cheaply made pools by looking at them and feeling the thickness of the metal. Ours is 18x33, the size is great and I think these bigger ones have to be made better to hold the water. You'll probably get the best price if you do a package deal and seeing it's August the deals should be pretty good.
    Mike
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    It looks nice....someone else on here had that aquarium liner, saw the pics a month or so ago....not sure if it's the same pool?

    30-x-54-ag-pool-installed-at-last-t7997.html?hilit=that%20liner

    The warranty looks good..... have them throw in a good solar cover. Don't pay extra for the inline chlorinator if that's part of the quoted package, if it's free take it for vacation use, etc.

    I have a Johnny Weismueller, sorry can't advise about your brand...
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    It looks nice....someone else on here had that aquarium liner, saw the pics a month or so ago....not sure if it's the same pool?

    30-x-54-ag-pool-installed-at-last-t7997.html?hilit=that%20liner

    The warranty looks good..... have them throw in a good solar cover. Don't pay extra for the inline chlorinator if that's part of the quoted package, if it's free take it for vacation use, etc.

    I have a Johnny Weismueller, sorry can't advise about your brand...
    Mom...the liner is mine...not a picture...but mine...about a month ago would have been the 4th of July...where were you!!! I was surprised...the pool is not the same...similar but the line is an aqualiner liner...I love the deep blue color...

    My water is all sparkley!!!

    beave!
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    Swimline J-Blue Opal Liner, 1 4X20 Fafco Solar Bear Solar Heater
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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbybeave08
    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    It looks nice....someone else on here had that aquarium liner, saw the pics a month or so ago....not sure if it's the same pool?

    30-x-54-ag-pool-installed-at-last-t7997.html?hilit=that%20liner

    The warranty looks good..... have them throw in a good solar cover. Don't pay extra for the inline chlorinator if that's part of the quoted package, if it's free take it for vacation use, etc.

    I have a Johnny Weismueller, sorry can't advise about your brand...
    Mom...the liner is mine...not a picture...but mine...about a month ago would have been the 4th of July...where were you!!! I was surprised...the pool is not the same...similar but the line is an aqualiner liner...I love the deep blue color...

    My water is all sparkley!!!

    beave!
    make that aqua leader not liner ooops
    Beave
    Aqua Leader 24ft Round AG Wil-Bar Influence w/54 inch walls 13,500 gallons
    Swimline J-Blue Opal Liner, 1 4X20 Fafco Solar Bear Solar Heater
    Hayward 2 HP Swim Pro Voyager Pump Micro 150 with 4 way timer
    Swim Pro Voyager Filtration System with Hayward ABS Pearl wide mouth skimmer

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    It looks nice....someone else on here had that aquarium liner, saw the pics a month or so ago....not sure if it's the same pool?

    30-x-54-ag-pool-installed-at-last-t7997.html?hilit=that%20liner

    The warranty looks good..... have them throw in a good solar cover. Don't pay extra for the inline chlorinator if that's part of the quoted package, if it's free take it for vacation use, etc.

    I have a Johnny Weismueller, sorry can't advise about your brand...
    Taken it back ...the liner is not the same...I was looking at the liner in the original picture that is my liner...
    Beave
    Aqua Leader 24ft Round AG Wil-Bar Influence w/54 inch walls 13,500 gallons
    Swimline J-Blue Opal Liner, 1 4X20 Fafco Solar Bear Solar Heater
    Hayward 2 HP Swim Pro Voyager Pump Micro 150 with 4 way timer
    Swim Pro Voyager Filtration System with Hayward ABS Pearl wide mouth skimmer

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    Re: Diamond Star pool?????????

    Hi Bernear, and welcome to TFP!

    I bought the Diamond Star 12'x24'x54" AG pool package last year from Sun Enterprises and I'm very happy.
    The most definitive thread I've ever read about pool selection is Doughboy or Esther Williams???? (on poolforum).

    Reasons I like and bought the Diamond Star include:
    * 54" high wall is uncommon but desirable for 48" pool water depth. (It also comes right up to my existing deck .)
    * Competitive price for high-middle quality pool
    * Good service from rep. (Make sure you ask questions of rep and call twice to make sure you have knowledgeable advocate supporting your major purchase (at least through delivery).)

    * Yes, Esther Williams and sister extruded aluminum wall pools are somewhat preferable, but they are more expensive and harder to find. After I read every thread I could find on aluminum vs. steel wall I decided a pool wall from any reputable manufacturer is fine. (Yes, identifying the actual manufacturer can be a real pain, but that is a separate topic.) Read link at top for several details.

    Couple quick notes from my purchase experience:
    1. If you choose a resin top rail make sure that it is in stock and verify it was shipped. (My only complaint is that they switched me to metal top rail without notice . Made me mad but metal rail works fine and was a little easier to modify to fix minor pool install goof )
    2. Order lower HP motor or have sales rep do exchange... preferrably for WhisperFlow. This is one area where I didn't do enough homework first time through. I'm getting ready to order quieter & more efficient motor now. Read other sections in this forum about excessive HP motors.
    3. I did get the aquarium liner. It is thinner (20mm vs. 25mm I think), but I have no complaints. Besides, the fish acted as easy indicators while I filled up the pool using clothsline clips to slowly let out the liner (clip install method was best tip I learned on this forum).

    See http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=7587 for my blooper setting pool ends and adjusting rails.
    See http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthr...hlight=zephans for my construction plan info.
    Sorry I've been snoozing and didn't see your post earlier (too much sun or too much work I guess ).

    Cheers!

    -Zephan
    Thanks! ZephanS
    AG 12'x24'x54" "Diamond Star" (wilbar) bought 2007 from http://www.sunenterprise.com as kit with waterco 2hp (max) pump (too big+noisy) & WaterCo T450 150lb sand filter (filled w/ 75lbs zeobrite). Pool installed 2007. 160 sq ft solar array installed (2009) on custom metal deck roof (2008). Purchase, Site prep, & installation 100% DYI thanks to PF and TFP. Wrap-around deck, small swg, electrical upgrade, and 8' water slide still pending install.

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