Looking for a good AG Pool?


LifeTime Supporter
May 2, 2012
North of Charlotte, NC
A friend of mine is looking into getting his own AG pool for his family..any good quality recommendations out there for him? Don't need to buy a cadilac but neither a pinto..just something reasonable a d reliably...any thoughts or links to already posted threads is Much appreciated :)


Bronze Supporter
Jan 24, 2010
If you leave in the Charlotte area..I would check out www.spapoolbilliards.com..They have a store in GBO&Raleigh.Backyard Leisure..They have a really good product..Great prices&great install's what I have seen.Check'd out there top of the line Resin pool 24by52 Hayworth 2 speed sandfilter.$4500 installed.Good Luck.


Well-known member
Jun 3, 2012
Mesquite, Texas
Well, I was waiting to let others post before I post because of the brand I recommend. Doughboy. I am putting in my second one now and no regrets ever. Great quality. Kinda expensive true, but worth it.


LifeTime Supporter
May 4, 2011
I wish I would have gone for an expandable liner ;)

And a pad, it's not too bad but i'm noticing lumps that I didn't notice before. Maybe some sand is shifting and I'm feeling roots. There are very few wrinkles, but a few spots that probably wouldn't be as bad or even exist at all with padding.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 21, 2010
Antelope, CA
Wilbar is another maker and they have several brands at different prices and styles. Sharkline and Aqualeader are two of their brands. I have had an Aqualeader (AL) for 7+ years, all above ground (meaning not buried any) and I have not had any problems. My pool has resin bottom rails, top rails and risers and caps. I did have a small amount of rust near the skimmer. I removed it and painted it when I changed my liner. A liner would normally last 15+ years but mine was chemically damaged by a puck on the floor. I no longer use pucks so this is not an issue anymore.

If you are getting a deep end, My understanding is most of the the exandable liners are by Doughboy (DB) even if you you have a pool by another manufacturer. That's the impression I got from my local pool store but they mainly sell DB and AL.