Very happy to be apart of a forum that gives honest answers. I just recently had a 15x30 kidney free-form pool installed. Its still kind of cool here in south Texas but spring is right around the corner. I am looking forward to learning about maintaining myself. I looked into a pool cleaning service and the going rate is about $100 a week. I had a 15x30 above ground for years until it rusted out. It was alot of work to maintain but what pool is not. Again thank you.