I am new to this forum and ordered my first pool over the weekend. I chose the 21' Doughboy Desert Spring model. We plan to landscape the slope out of our backyard and have a retaining wall built w/ drainage, etc. and hopefully everything will turn out okay.
I am older, heavier and less nimble than I used to be and feel more comfortable with steps rather than a ladder to get in and out of the pool. I've seem two models from Confer Plastics with stairs on both sides and a locking gate on the outside that I like. One is a deluxe model and costs about $400 more than the other and it seems to be made out of resin panels which seem to provide a more stable hand-rail that the other one. Both seem to be rated at 350-400 lbs.
I would really appreciate any advice members of this forum can give me regarding the pros/cons of either of these models or their personal experiences. Thanks in advance for your help.