We live on a steep slope and putting an inground pool in would be difficult and VERY expensive. We thought we could afford the excavation necessary and then save some by using an above ground pool.
We were thinking that we could bury an above ground Doughboy pool. It would have dirt all around and then we could put decking or tile around it etc. The problem is, I am getting mixed answers about whether the Doughboy is really strong enough to be buried. Doughboy advertises that you can bury it and there brochures show it buried with decking and tile all around, but I've had installers tell me this is a bad idea. They say if you ever have a problem where there is no water in the pool (like maybe to change out the liner) the walls would collapse in on the pool.
Any help on this would really help. We really wanted a pool for this season.