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Renegade
07-02-2011, 09:57 PM
I am thinking about getting a 27' above ground pool, as it would be too costly to build in ground. As anyone built or bought a pool? What are the pros and cons? What advice can you offer?

Any information is appreciated.

And yes, I plan on filling it with 16,000 gallons of antifreeze:thumb:

Spott
07-02-2011, 10:03 PM
I have an inground now, but I had a 24 foot above ground pool at my old house. If you get an above ground pool, I'd definitely pay them to put it together for you.

DeezNutz
07-02-2011, 10:07 PM
The biggest negative that I can see is that you'd have an above-ground pool.

Simply Red
07-02-2011, 10:11 PM
above ground - naw man, don't do it.

Demonpenz
07-02-2011, 10:16 PM
bad idea swim trunks

cabletech94
07-02-2011, 10:18 PM
had one as a kid loved it--parents did the maintenance.

as an adult, i put an inground in, loved it--wife always did the maintenance.

Renegade
07-02-2011, 10:22 PM
above ground - naw man, don't do it.

Without blasting the crap out of my yard, I am not sure I could get an inground in.

Jewish Rabbi
07-02-2011, 10:25 PM
Without blasting the crap out of my yard, I am not sure I could get an inground in.

So don't get a pool then.

cabletech94
07-02-2011, 10:29 PM
Without blasting the crap out of my yard, I am not sure I could get an inground in.

evidently at my place, there was an underground spring in the backyard (always wondered why my backyard was a lush green without any maint, while the front was dead every summer).
they did the shallow end with a skid steer, but on the deep end had to bring in the big boy. this scoop was HUUUUUUGE.

i think it really depends on who does the work, and how skilled they are. also depends on how rocky/sandy etc you are. make sure there aren't any hidden costs on extra machinery (mine didn't cost me any extra and boy were the owners pissed).

God of Thunder
07-02-2011, 11:27 PM
in ground.

Just Passin' By
07-02-2011, 11:31 PM
Keep it away from trees. Build something for shade, if you feel the need, but trees will drop sticks, leaves and bugs into the water, leaving you with constant cleaning.

Los Pollos Hermanos
07-03-2011, 03:02 PM
An inground pool is horrible investment. Above ground pools can be just as enjoyable without breaking the bank.

Rain Man
07-03-2011, 03:28 PM
Do you know how to swim, or should I send Leonard Pope over?

Renegade
07-03-2011, 03:50 PM
Do you know how to swim, or should I send Leonard Pope over?

I prefer a cheerleader, but I guess Pope would suffice, since he already has experience

Stewie
07-03-2011, 04:02 PM
If the chick in your avatar will be there, invite me over.

My neighbors have an above ground pool, but it's not a permanent pool (soft sides). I'd say it's about 15' in diameter. Enough to get wet and the little kids love it.

SDChiefs
07-03-2011, 04:10 PM
I would make it a saltwater pool over chlorine.

Dave Lane
07-03-2011, 08:56 PM
I am thinking about getting a 27' above ground pool, as it would be too costly to build in ground. As anyone built or bought a pool? What are the pros and cons? What advice can you offer?

Any information is appreciated.

And yes, I plan on filling it with 16,000 gallons of antifreeze:thumb:

I have a 50 foot in ground. My advise is don't. You won't listen so it doesn't matter. It's 50-100k over 20 years and a crap pile of work. Filling mine in.

Dave Lane
07-03-2011, 08:57 PM
I would make it a saltwater pool over chlorine.

If you decide to do it do this.

Rain Man
07-03-2011, 11:47 PM
I have a 50 foot in ground. My advise is don't. You won't listen so it doesn't matter. It's 50-100k over 20 years and a crap pile of work. Filling mine in.

Concrete over it and you could have an awesome bomb shelter. Once 2012 hits, chicks will dig bomb shelters.

Crush
07-04-2011, 12:06 AM
DO NOT hire a pool boy.

QuikSsurfer
07-04-2011, 01:18 AM
Salt water.. This is how I role down herr in mizzippi y'all.

http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6c1e57b-5a6c-8a27.jpg

Saul Good
07-04-2011, 04:27 PM
I would get a trampoline to go with it. Next to the trampoline, I would build a large, chain-link dog kennel. If you don't have any large dogs, get a bunch of them, put them in the kennel, and then pretty much ignore them.

The crappier you can make your place look, the better your above ground pool will fit in.