We bought our Intex Ultraframe 20' used from friends two years ago for $150. We made all the classic first mistakes, and some un-classic mistakes, and read volumes here (all very helpful!). We are hooked and vow never to be pool-less again. However, the Intex now has 6 patches on the bottom and seems to be disintegrating before our eyes (it had 3 seasons with the previous owners). We are looking at getting a Radiant above ground next spring, and also a hot tub in the next month.
When dealing with a local pool store, with either above ground pools or hot tubs, is one expected to haggle/negotiate or pay the posted price? We don't want to pay too much, nor do we wish to be clueless jerks.
Thanks for all the help, today and many other days.