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Thread: Wood Inground pool

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    Wood Inground pool

    My wife and I are new to the forum we are just starting to get estimates. We got one today and the guy is recommending a wood inground pool. The side walls are made from wolmanized pressure treated wood. He says they will last longer than galvanized steel. I had heard about them but never considered it. Would like to hear from others.

    By the way the two estimates for a 14X28 rectangle
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    $20,700 for the one with steel walls and De filter
    $24,795 for wood walls and sand filter

    Steve and Shirll
    Marietta Georgia

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    Re: Wood Inground pool

    The only one I have seen done was I think in GA also with pic from one of our members and posted here last year if you are willing to search a bit

    I'm sure it would be fine...but that construction method is a bit outdated, I think...hopefully some in the industry folks can share their opinions.
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    Re: Wood Inground pool

    Precision pool products sells wood pool kits through national pool wholesalers. I would imagine that if the wood is treated properly, it would last just as long if not longer than steel. Here's a link:

    http://www.precisionpoolproducts.com/inground_wood.html

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    Re: Wood Inground pool

    The wood is treated, it is called wolmanized.

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    Re: Wood Inground pool

    Wood pools originated in the late 1960's and were sold throughout the US. The wood, at that time, was cypress from Florida. It too had a lifetime warranty which was great, provided you died within 15-20 years. After that, the wood was rotted through and, of course, the builder was out of business.
    With 20 years experience in swimming pool rehab, there is no doubt that polymer will last considerably longer than wood or galvanized steel. Good luck with your new pool. -Bill Nash

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