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    galvanized steel walls or other?

    I'm new to this forum and new to inground pools (we have been using one of those 14 ft x 4 ft round ones for the past three years and it's time to upgrade!). We are planning on a vinyl inground pool build this spring. We live in NW Georgia with acidic soil. One PB told me not to go with galvanized steel walls because the acid in soil will cause the steel to deteriorate. Anyone know anything about this? What other kinds of walls are there? Thanks so much!
    In-ground pool owner in NW Georgia: 18 x 37 IG Grecian vinyl pool installed April 2011: 27k gallons, Hayward SWG auto-cleaner with booster pump, Hayward Aquarite T-15 Salt System with timer freeze controls, Hayward Aqua Plus, 1.5 HP Tri-Star pump, 48 sq. ft. D.E. filter.

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    Re: galvanized steel walls or other?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    The other option I know about is 'polymer plastic' walls. Being used to steel walls, they were a little different to install but, a viable choice if you have acidic or saline soil.

    If the acidic soil issue is true, going with the plastic walls would be fine.

    Sorry it took me so long to reply
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: galvanized steel walls or other?

    Those panels are thick. Even in acidic soils it will outlive you and I. Just get a quality kit..
    20k gal pool/spa, marc, Intellichlor SWG, 2 hp pentair whisperflo, Pentair clean & clear filter, Raypack Reheem 266 heater. Taylor K2005 test kit.

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    Re: galvanized steel walls or other?

    thank you so much for both the replies! I really appreciate it!
    In-ground pool owner in NW Georgia: 18 x 37 IG Grecian vinyl pool installed April 2011: 27k gallons, Hayward SWG auto-cleaner with booster pump, Hayward Aquarite T-15 Salt System with timer freeze controls, Hayward Aqua Plus, 1.5 HP Tri-Star pump, 48 sq. ft. D.E. filter.

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