My husband and I are considering a backyard renovation next spring, and are looking to put up our first ever AGP. After seeing soft-walled models on clearance at Wal-Mart, we decided to look into our options more in depth now so we can make some initial decisions. Has anyone owned both a soft-walled and a hard-walled pool, and which did you prefer? Also, are hard-sided pools compatible with SWCGs? Which type of pool is more energy efficient/ easier to maintain in the long run? If we are going to do it, we want to do it right, and we are clueless! Thank you!