We have had a above ground pool for 3 years now and generally is good. As previous posts say it must be put on a stable flat ground and well worth buying (if not included) the carpet type underlay as well as putting down a layer of fine sand underneath to stop anything sharp from trying to push through.
Another tip is to put a fillet of sand around the bottom inside edge under the liner to "break" the corner. I say this because on ours, there is a plastic strip that goes around the bottom of the metal sides and sticks out slightly pushing into the liner when the pool is full.
Its easy to "scuff" the liner when cleaning causing small holes which we have found out the hard way !!! (although my wife enjoyed holding my head under the water when I fixed the leaks, not sure why!! )
Hope this helps
Posted on: 11/07/2012 at 23:04