I am looking at buying an above ground pool for the first time. I have decided upon an 18' x 33' x 52 oval pool without buttresses.
I can buy a nice Doughboy Century or Lomart pool from 2 local dealers at about $ 6500 installed or buy an Asahi Zanzibar pool with a number of extras (25ml liner, wedding steps, winter pool cover) for only $ 3500 + 1900 labor to install it. In essence $1000 less expensive!
Both of the dealers said the Japanese made Asahi rust a lot quicker and thought they had better pumps (1-1/2 Doughboy, 1-1/2 Hayward). (The Asahi comes with a Waterway 1-1/2 HP pump). Any thoughts or suggestions?
There is no comparison in quality between Doughboy and Asahi. For only a thousand dollars difference I would go Doughboy. You will easily get that back over time if you keep the pool awhile.
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