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Old 07-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #3795
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We have an above ground 16 or 18 foot diameter but we need a stronger pump for it... but its still not the same as an inground pool. Oh how I miss the one I grew up with that sits in my parents backyard unused.
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We have tossed the idea around for years- wish we would have done it 10 years ago. A do it yourself inground kit averages around $10k.(still got to have the decking and fence after the pool is in- that's a major cost) I'm trying to figure out how to do it for less and still get what we want.
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Unless you need to swim laps, our type of pool is all that you need to take the edge off the heat. Above ground pools aren't all like the ones you buy at Walmart. Ours stays up year round and is treated just as an inground. We live on the side of a hill so above ground was our only cost efficient option. It was either that or blast rock.
Check out this website. It's where we bought ours.

Kat, you may be able to order a larger horsepower motor for yours fairly cheap.

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I actually do like to swim laps & I like to push off the side which even with my very nice framed above ground pool, its a no-no. Theres just something about diving in or melting down into an inground pool.

Thanks for the link, I will check it out. We may have found a pump at a garage sale but we need to go back cause they were looking for it.
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I actually do like to swim laps & I like to push off the side which even with my very nice framed above ground pool, its a no-no. Theres just something about diving in or melting down into an inground pool.

Thanks for the link, I will check it out. We may have found a pump at a garage sale but we need to go back cause they were looking for it.
Someone sold you a pump that wasnt for sale? How'd they know where you lived?
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Unless you need to swim laps, our type of pool is all that you need to take the edge off the heat. Above ground pools aren't all like the ones you buy at Walmart. Ours stays up year round and is treated just as an inground. We live on the side of a hill so above ground was our only cost efficient option. It was either that or blast rock.
Check out this website. It's where we bought ours.

Kat, you may be able to order a larger horsepower motor for yours fairly cheap.

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We have had above ground pools before- not as nice as yours but the two dogs would do some damage as well as the real kids as they love to push off the sides, PIA to cover uncover before and after use. I'll check out the site. Thanks

Really want an in-ground pool since we have the yard (flat space= 1acre) for it and then I can add landscaping as I feel like it. A friend has one (don't live close enough to use it like we would) they have a built in solar/safety cover that they can push a button or hand crank to cover it. The material allows water to flow through but not leaves and junk.

I have been considering the precast fiberglass since theres no liner replacement issues and supposedly the algae has a difficult time sticking to the sides making it use less chemicals.
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This may get as good as a "Tire" discussion or WM parking.

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Yeah but only one picture doesn't help, I'm waiting for those folks with RV pools to start posting. Not the ones that put their RV in the pool.
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Someone sold you a pump that wasnt for sale? How'd they know where you lived?

We went to a garage sale where they were selling a huge filter so hubby asked about a pump. They said they had 3 of them but had sold one and would look for the others for us and that we should come back the next week. We haven't been back though.
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When I was looking at MHs, the saleswoman gave me a tour of a vintage one, that just about everything in it was pink, including the Jacuzzi Spa.
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Yeah but only one picture doesn't help, I'm waiting for those folks with RV pools to start posting. Not the ones that put their RV in the pool.
Wow, never mind about whose pool is bigger! It's the pool toys that really set you apart from the others!
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Very nice Randco! We saw lots we liked in Florida when we visited!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we looked at inground first and got quotes up to $80,000 for what we would have wanted. No way I could afford that. Most of it was blasting rock and concrete costs. I was just looking for some way to soak my butt when it was hot. I have to blame my wife for our situation. She is the one that said "Look honey, we can get an above ground pool for $2200". By the time we were all done, it was a $70,000 renovation with a timber sun room and a complete new roof.
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