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    polar pools?

    anyone know anything about polar pools? We have decided to chuck the ruined above ground pool and build an inground at the end of this summer. My husband, four brothers and four brothers-in-law are super duper handy and can do this! He is interested in polar pools because they have resin walls. I have looked through several posts to see what everyone else is doing and have noticed that most pools have steel walls. Husband is nervous about steel because of eventual rusting. Thoughts?
    Theresa and/or Gary

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    Re: polar pools?

    Steel of some sort is the most common. Resin, wood, and concrete block i've seen too. Wood really isn't used anymore. Concrete block is mostly a do-it-yourself option. Resin and Steel both have pros and cons. Metal walls can rust but usually the rust is mostly superficial as the metal is treated to resist corrosion. If the walls actually do get bad enough that a rust hole forms you could always pop rivet over the hole with an aluminum sheet. Resin naturally won't rust but what happens is that it can crack. So if it cracks and shifts you have a lump behind the liner unless you want to attempt to sand down the cracked area. It's really up to you metal is stronger against ground shifting but can rust and resin is basically water proof but isn't as strong.
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    Re: polar pools?

    We have built resin/ vinyl liner pools for 30 years if its done right you wont have any cracking. I have had a mini hoe park on a panel with no support under it and didn't crack. Steel just like a car will eventually rust through.
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    I just built mine.... Did it all alone in about a month... 20 days... So I could only imagine how fast I could get it done if I had 4 helpers!! It was very easy and I think y'all will have no trouble... I used metal walls... Mainly because it was about $800 cheaper... And I had a $10,000 budget... I bought a kit online but would not recommend the company I used poolkits.com... We agreed on a price, and my kit was to arrive on a Monday so I started the dig the week before... On the Friday they called me knowing my hole was done and said my price would be $500 more... And they understand if I wanted to cancel the order... Um? I had a big hole in the ground... So I really had no choice... And paid the extra $500... A BBB complaint will be filed...
    Another thing I liked about the metal walls.. They came in 8ft sections.., so it went a little faster to get the walls up...
    20x40 vinyl liner IG pool, 20x16 shallow end, deep end is 8ft....Metal walls... 1hp single speed Pentair Pump..... 24" sand filter... build in progress....

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    Re: polar pools?

    Just my opinion but I would do poly wall and use 4' panels they are easier to keep a long wall straight since there is more braces
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    Re: polar pools?

    FYI
    8cornflakes already finished the pool indiana-hill-billy-pool-dig-with-pics-t36872.html?hilit=hillbilly
    Under construction DIY 20x40 vinyl liner steel wall pool, Pentair 2hp wisperflo, Pentair tr100 sand filter, Pentair Minimax 400k heater, diving board, 8 foot sit n step, xtream waterslide, 1700 concrete deck, one amazing wife, 4 children and two German shepherds.

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