As we all know, there are numerous sites on the internet that sell AGP's and accessories. Is there any consensus as to whether purchasing a pool online is a good or bad idea? These sites have been around for years so I asume people are purchasing pools online. My plan would be to do the install myself, and I am pretty mechanically capable, but I have no epxerience with pools. Are these pool kits relatively easy to set up for first timers, or should I anticipate problems stemming from parts that do not fit, shoddy instructions, missing parts, etc. ( I am currently looking at a Diamond Star pool from Sunenterprises orNationwide Pools.
I have heard that oval pools w/o butresses can be pretty difficult to install. Any thoughts on that? If this is something better left to the pros, then so be it. But I am wondering how many successful self installed pools are out there?
I am aware that the excavation is very important, which is unrelated to the pool kit itself. I am still working on that issue (hiring out or rent equipment and do it myself) I have always wanted a transit level and this would be a good excuse to buy one.