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    How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    Long time pool owner possibly looking for replacement. I was looking at Doughboy as a replacement and noticed the following disclaimer. At first I was thinking there was concern about the pool failing/bursting. On second glance it is probably trying to avoid people getting hurt by doing something dumb. We have a house downhill from our house and I am concerned about impact if something bursts. Your thoughts?

    <<Important: Misuse of your pool may result in crippling injury and/or other dangers to life and health. Do not dive or jump. Do not use slides, diving boards, or any other platform or object which can be used for improper pool entry. Use only an above-ground swimming pool ladder to enter or exit your pool. It is your responsibility to secure your pool against unauthorized, unsupervised or unintentional entry.>>
    South Phila PA area.

    Sundance Spa; Chelsea (468 gallons). Former 28ft AGP owner for 20 years.

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    Re: How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    I just bought a doughboy after a lot of research. And everyone I spoke to or everything I read said they are the best out there. That statement is a cover your a## that I'm sure all manufacturers have somewhere

    12' x 24' (21100 gal) Doughboy Desert Spring w/ Deep End, Hayward SP15922S Power-Flo Matrix Above-Ground Pump 2-Speed,
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    Re: How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    Forgot to add that we have Golden Retrievers that I would like to let swim in the pool.
    South Phila PA area.

    Sundance Spa; Chelsea (468 gallons). Former 28ft AGP owner for 20 years.

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    Re: How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    From researching over the years, I would say that they are very well built pools. I've heard nothing but good things about them. I think you'll be fine! Also about that disclaimer, that is in no way a bad sign for pool integrity. It's simply a safety/liability notice. It's to protect them legally if anything were to happen. Depending on the pool size, you could most likely re use your current filter system as well!
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    Re: How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    The disclaimer is their legalese way of telling you a 4 foot deep pool is too shallow for diving. They actually have a very good reputation for durability. As long as the pool is well maintained, (as in take care of surface rust before it turns into a larger problem, chemicals balanced, and water level maintained) and properly installed, (level, firm soil) you should not have a problem with structural integrity.
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    Re: How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    We love our Doughboy. All 4 of our kids (2 big teenagers) will jump in at the same time and we have NO worries about the integrity of the pool.
    18 X 34 AGP 7ft deep end, 22,300 gallons. 250lb sand filter, 2 speed 1.5 hp pump. TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: How strong are Doughboy AGPs?

    My parents still have the Doughboy I put in 30 years ago. They LAST!
    Inground 22k gallon gunite 15x31 main pool, 15x7 wading pool/sunning deck, hot tub/with overflow (9' octagon with limestone top) & slide NSWG, Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen
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