Yahtzee! Found a local shop yesterday and was floored with what I found! These guys do tons of stainless tanks, range hoods and kitchen stuff. When I asked if they could bend 10ft sheets of 1/8" the guy said he can bend up to 14ft if I need it! Sounds like he's bending the U at the top of my walls! That will save me about 140ft of welding and will be worth every penny he charges. His recommendation for the welding is solid core mig with trimix gas, welded only on the back of the floor and walls. Most of which is butt joints. Then he believes on the visible side of the joints, just run over them with the tig torch with no filler. Complete autogenous welding on both sides is out and we both agreed could be asking for trouble. This guy has an enormous plasma table which will probably be helpful too. Finding this local guy is going to help me big time! And I thought I was going to have to weld stairs? He can just bend them for me outta 1/8" in less than an hr! No he had never heard of or seen a SS pool, but said he thought about it for his house as he needs a pool too for the wife. After spending an hr explaining the virtues of SS over conventional methods, he's a believer and on board with my nightmare! Best part, he said skip the 5k welder, it's not needed. There is needs and wants, I need the PP200, but want the 300. Saving 3grand will buy the equipment to keep this thing clean. Any of you welders may have seen this video. I sent this guy 6 coupons and a bunch of filler wire. I'm hoping he will demo laywire in the future. Interactive TV is pretty cool.