Hello. We are first time pool owners. Hubby really wants a pool with a deck all the way around it. We have looked into Kayak pools and also Admirals Walk. Kayak pool was more attractive, with a matching price tag. Still, admiral’s Walk only about $4,500 cheaper for same size pool. When we went to the pool store we also saw Aquastar 52 and how it can be installed inground or semi-inground so now looking into this option as well. We live in Michigan so lots of snow and ice here. I have been checking out the forums and getting some good info except that the threads seem to have many of the responses archived. Thanks for reading!