This pool is a great deal! It is large enough for our family of 4 plus a few guests. The pump & filter seem to be good, the walls are sturdy (once the water is in), good liner, sturdy ladder, the parts all seem to be good quality. I was glad that when we opened the box, the walls were actually gray & white..there is no blue at all in the walls. I didn't love the design by looking at it on the internet. There was some screws missing that you use when putting the wall together at the seam. I went to Lowe's to get some & they had something that worked, but not exactly what we needed. Had to use extra duct tape so the hex head screws I bought didn't tear the liner. Not a big deal. If you are good with putting things together & have alot of patience, I would recommend doing it yourself to save money (around $1,100 is the price we were quoted for installation) . If you are not handy....definitely pay someone to install it. My husband & I did it ourselves until the walls & the liner then we had to have 2 extra people to help. I would actually recommend the 2 extra people all along. It took us a total of about 20 hours to do it just the 2 of us. Also definitely go through all of your parts before you even start & have all of your tools ready. There is a gazillion pieces with all the screws, nuts, bolts, washers..etc. Also, the instruction booklet is not much help. Now that its up, we are happy & love to swim in it! I am very pleased with this pool!