Let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to have a beautiful, hassle-free pool for thousands of dollars less than commercial installers charge - by doing it yourself. Pool expert Tamminen helps you purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade above-ground pools. You get parts and tools lists, tricks of the trade for each procedure, and a difficulty rating to help you decide if it's time to call a professional. Soon you'll be saying, "Okay, everybody into the pool!"This book covers: selecting the right pool (from over a dozen types) for your site, budget, and individual needs; realistic cost estimates; easy-to-understand, photo-illustrated installation and repair guides; heating inexpensively and heater repair; repairing and replacing liners; winterizing; decks made easy; pool enhancements for added enjoyment and value; sources of cost-saving generic parts; and more!