This Pool IS LAYTEX FREE!
It holds 5000 gal of water and fills from the tap in aprox. 8 to 9 hour fill time. I purchased our set from Sam's Club it came with everything; ladder, filter, hand skimmer, vacuum, solar cover, ground cloth, solar cover and sturdy ladder. The previous version of the ladder had a recall, but the one they use now for up to 300 lbs, is sturdy and no slip steps. I feel the construction is "solid metal framwork" that the liner slips easily over.
The most difficult part is to make sure the ground is level and not on any incline. remove the sod, lay the ground cloth and start to fill. This pool is large enough for the entire family. The Filter type A last approximatly 2 to 2 1/2 weeks and the water is crystal clear. I had only to add 1/2 cup of chlorine granulars.
The pool was crystal clear, I never needed to use the vacuum the filter worked so well for being so small. My electric bill never reflected an increase of any substancial amount. I ran the filter for 8-10 hours a day.
I would like to add a tip also; My son bought two 50 foot black heavy duty hoses and pump from Sam's Cub also. He ran a pipe to the pool, the hoses were laid on top of a shed nearby, returned the water to the pool. Our water never went under 82* all summer,