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Thread: Semi Above Ground Pool reviews?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Medford, OR

    Question Semi Above Ground Pool reviews?

    We are just getting started in the process, and we see so many sites selling the pools, but cannot find any reviews anywhere.

    we want a semi inground, oval and one of the larger ones.

    anyone have any tips to help point me in The right direction?
    do you have a semi inground? D
    what do you like/dislike?

    thanks in advance!!

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    Jan 2013
    Long Island, NY

    Re: Semi Above Ground Pool reviews?

    I have a Doughboy, rated for burial. I believe there are two other manufacturers who rate their pools for burial as well, but don't remember the names. Pros; lower exterior pool wall, easier to vacuum and hand skim, easier to add chlorine and overall aesthetically more pleasing than a normal above ground pool. Cons are; the deeper you bury the pool, the more of a PITA it is to connect the pump hose to the skimmer, settling of ground around the pool needs to be filled in after 2-3 years & you can't use normal steps for entry (you'll need to modify a factory set or build a deck). I'm sure others will chime in with their perspectives.
    Doughboy 12' x 20' Saphire semi-AG, Installed 2012
    Waterway 1.5 HP 2 speed, 100 sqft cartridge filter
    Aprox 7000 Gal, Full sun, 85K heat pump,
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Semi Above Ground Pool reviews?

    There are a lot of brands that allow burial of up to 2 feet in depth and warranty covers them. READ the FINE print! Some can even be addendums to the warranty. Mine is 2 feet in.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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