We've had above ground pools our whole married lives so we know how to put them up. This is a nice pool but is not for people who do not know how to do this since it was really not easy at all. 6 of us were here to install it and putting the sides into the railing was a real pain. We got it done after taking it down 3 times but if someone buys this pool and their not good about putting things together I'd suggest they hire someone to do it for them. Now that it's up it looks very good.
We had 5 people helping us and had the pool put up in 3 hours. The sand filter calls for 110 pounds of sand however we bought two 50 pound bags at a pool supply store and it works fine. Be sure ground is very level and read directions carefully. My husband skipped putting in all the screws to attach the skimmer and it drips a bit. We will fix it later but it is a wonderful pool! I threw in a bag of shock and put one chlorine tablet in a floater and the water is perfect. Be sure and fill pool about half way up the skimmer for the filter to run smoothly. Highly recommend!!
I like the product. However, the kit sold on Overstock is probably a previous year's model as it doesn't have updated sand filter. Please do your research first before purchasing as upgraded pools of this same size and same company can be purchased for much less ($200 to $300 less) than Overstock's price. So, I am disappointed that I paid too much. I contacted Overstock to advise of the price difference and tried to cancel but Overstock had already shipped. Since it is a freight shipped item, complex delivery instructions are not really consumer friendly. If purchased locally, the pool comes in 2 boxes. You could easily get it home in a pick up truck. Also, be aware that the pool sets up fairly quickly but you will be spending additional money and your labor to prep the pool site. Depending on your pool needs and desires, plan on spending $200 to $500 more to get the pool and running. Also, keep in mind that you need to take the pool down for the winter if your temperatures drop to 32 degrees. The pool will need to be stored inside where temperatures remain above 32 degrees.
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