Hey, people. I love the forum. I have much to learn!
We just purchased a 33' AG pool online and it should be here next week. So, these questions are limited to construction and installation (at this point). Thanks in advance. Many of you have already been a great resource even though you didn't know it.
1. DIY vs. Professional. Home improvement is a hobby for me, but I am a busy man. I see many of you make comments like "best money ever spent" with regard to professional installation. Since I have never done this, should I go with a pro? On the other hand, I love a challenge!
2. Pool bottoms. When I first googled "happy bottom", I found there were a lot of web sites dedicated to the topic, but few of them had anything to do with swimming pools. I think I would like to put in some kind of foam on the sand, but is it necessary to go with materials targeted for pools? Or can you use any old foam or rubber sheet from the hardware store? Do you have any suggestions?
3. Wall foam. This is the same question as with the bottom. Note that I live in south Louisiana so insulation is not really a priority. I am more interested in protecting the liner. Will any old closed-cell PE foam do?
I have done a lot of searches on this forum, but it is possible I missed one that already addresses these topics. Feel free to point me in the right direction if need be. Thank you!