I've been lurking for about a year now, and we've finally bitten the bullet. We spent last summer with an 18' round 4' deep starter pool, and now thanks to Pool School and Pool Math, we think we're ready.
Here is what I've ordered, and I will include the prices because that was what I was always looking for when I was lurking!
Doughboy Autumn Breeze 18X34 with Deep End: comes with pool, liner, skimmer, 250# sand filter,1.5 hp 2 speed pump, and maintenance kit.
Expandable Liner upcharge: $500
Larger skimmer upcharge: $75
Wedding Cake Steps: $300
5 bags of sand: $75
Nut Grass Killer: $75
Pool Cove: $150
Pump Timer: $85
Enhanced Warranty: $200 (in case one of my kiddos tears the liner)
7,459 + 615 (tax) = 8,074
Installation of a half-deep bury with 7 foot deep end was quoted at $3000. Installer is coming tomorrow to take measurements. I will try to take before pictures also.