Upgrading from intex to 24' round agp. Thoughts?

SuzyAbbott

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Dec 29, 2011
127
Hamilton, NJ
So thanks to a successful vegas penny machine adventure I have enough winnings to upgrade our 9x18 intex to. 24' round hard sided pool. Unsure what pool to get. Definitely want. Salt water generator and a cartridge filter but struggling with the pool. Some say MUST be resin, some say as long as top/side rails are resin we're good. Just not sure if we REALLY need a top of the line pool versus a higher mid grade. They say wide top rails are better but you're still not supposed to walk/sit on them. If that's true then why wider ones? Smaller ones are probably easier to deal with while cleaning, etc. any thoughts??
 

woodyp

Mod Squad
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Apr 17, 2010
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East Texas
Wide top rails are easier to set your favorite beverage on mostly! Still no standing or sitting regardless of type. I'd get resin--look better longer, won't rust. Mostly for looks. Make sure the warranty on whichever pool you choose covers using a SWG. Wish I would have done as well in Vegas!
 

SuzyAbbott

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Dec 29, 2011
127
Hamilton, NJ
Thanks!!! I'm looking at a sharkline venture from poolsupplyworld. was originally looking at the matrix, but after some research found that the venture is sold under a few different names, but manufactured by wilbar and still carries a 40 year warranty even with the salt water generator. it saves like $500 bucks over the matrix, that we can use towards a deck!! Having a terrible time finding an installer though, ugh!! Thanks!!
 

linen

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Jul 30, 2010
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Twin Cities, MN
I still think the matrix may be a better one to buy...5year full warranty (verses 2-year full afaik) and resin uprights (verses steel).

Also I am reading this in the warranty for both models:
Damages caused by the utilization of a saltwater chlorination system in combination with a steel pool structure (top ledges, uprights, joiner plates, wall channels).
See here and here.
 

SuzyAbbott

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Dec 29, 2011
127
Hamilton, NJ
Ugh now my eyes twitching. We had so many issues with bonding the intex I fear were going to have the same issue with the matrix. How are you bonding the water in yours? If there's something I need the installers to do while they're here I'd rather know ahead of time. I forgot that there's no metal to bond to in the matrix except the wall. The manual provides no instruction either. Any ideas?
 

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