Pool Installation

After months of deliberating we're going to 'take the plunge' and go for it with a pool. We've decided on a soft sided resistance pool, similar to this kind of thing 'Inground Pools vs. Endless Pools' (http://www.endlesspools.com/inground-pools.php ) and I want to know if anyone has ever installed a pool by themselves.
All suggestions appreciated.
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I've owned an inground pool, but never installed one. Took a look at that website and I saw enough. When they say that one of their pools can be installed DIY in an "existing space" in a few days and then directly compare that to the effort involved in installing a new pool where one did not exist before, they've already exceeded my tolerance for BS. If they need to distort to that level, what else are they up to?
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Maybe 15 years ago, I helped some friends dissemble a pool, and move it. It was a lot of work, and we had a great team of folks. We ought have taken a lot of photos of the existing pool before we took it apart. Made sketches and drawings. Not as much an issue since you'll have plans. We had a rough time getting the water out of the pool before we moved it.
Expect a lot more work than you originally anticipate.
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After months of deliberating we're going to 'take the plunge' and go for it with a pool. We've decided on a soft sided resistance pool, similar to this kind of thing 'Inground Pools vs. Endless Pools' (http://www.endlesspools.com/inground-pools.php ) and I want to know if anyone has ever installed a pool by themselves. All suggestions appreciated.
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On Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:02:05 +0000, ChloeP

We put in a 15,000 gallon gunite inground pool in 2005.
Things like "endless" and lap pools are ok if you just want to swim laps but if you are entertaining, have kids or want to do anything but just swim, you need a real pool.
I subbed out digging, shooting and plastering the shell, a concrete contractor did the deck. I did the plumbing, tile and electrical myself and we subbed out the screen cage. It was $20k in 2005 with $8k being the screen cage. We did the flagstone over the deck. This picture was shot during that process..
http://gfretwell.com/ftp/Doing%20pool%20deck.jpg
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