Glad to meet you all! Not new to pools, had an in ground 18x36 vinyl liner pool for 15 years until the divorce, I loved it and now have been separated from my love of clear pool water for more than ten years and the symptoms of withdrawal have never went away. So I am now the proud owner of an above the ground 24 foot round Lomart pool that currently is residing in my garage, bought it over the winter and can't wait to get it up and running. Plans are for it to be partially in ground, undecided yet on the depth, haven't bought the liner yet as I didn't want it lying in the garage over the winter. Also have not purchased pump and filter system for the same reason. Been looking at liners, pumps and filters to purchase. Probably will go with a sand filter as I am familiar with it, the pump I am not sure on....here in my area our electricity is very expensive so I need a pump which is very energy efficient, been looking at variable speeds. Work on the pool site is now beginning, and yes it is a big project, at times I fear my abilities to do this but I do have some help. I also have many questions, like how how far should I put the pool in ground? The pool I bought can be installed in ground. Should I go with an expandable liner to have a deeper pool? Do I need a bottom main drain (not sure I can even manage doing this one)? So many decisions to make and it is getting down to the wire on making them. I am always looking for answers and I welcome any suggestions on the build and the equipment. Anyways thanks for having me and hope that everyone has a great day!!!