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    Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    So my wife and I have been talking to every builder in town about our proposed vinyl pool and it seems like every one of them has a different wall brand and every one of them claims theirs is the best one. Here are some of the ones we've heard; Fox Pools, Fuzion 5010, Pinnacle Pools, Fort Wayne Pools, Radiant... I think that's all of the vinyl ones. Some things almost make sense to me, for example it looks like Fox Pools panels are painted which I could see reducing potential corrosion. I think Radiant pools is the one that's aluminum with an insulation layer? That's sounds like a somewhat filmsy claim to me but I guess it's possible. Anyway, anyone have any thoughts about Pool Wall Brands?
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    Re: Vinyl Pool Wall Brands

    I also don't know if I should even care about the brand, plenty of builders didn't even say what brand they built so maybe the whole thing is a moot point?
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    Imperial is another.. And radiant is surprisingly sturdy

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    Cardinal is one too and I think pocono has one

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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    Are you looking at steel or polymer. Polymer won't rust or rot like steel, it is structurally as strong or stronger than steel. Ft Wayne has a one time transferrable lifetime warranty on ploymer.
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    So of the laundry list of brands we've come up with is one better than another??

    As for Polymer vs steel, I'm not sure if I'm a polymer fan or not. Granted steel rusts and salt water accelerates that but plastic could deteriorate in other ways, and to me that's a little bit "the devil you know vs the devil you don't know"

    For example one of the manufacturers said they paint their steel walls. That actually makes a fair amount of sense to me as a corrosion prevention measure.

    I guess the question is, besides just being a huge pain... is there any reason NOT to paint steel walls on my own if I didn't get prepainted?
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    If you paint get a cold galvinize paint ... I'm pretty sure fox powder coats their walls

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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    We have installed polymer for almost thirty years and have yet to see one rot or deteriorate. Alothough I have taken galvanized panels off the delivery truck and had rust on them.
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    I am in the same boat as you, to me I think they all will last my lifetime. I am going with the Builder I like the best, not overly concerned with what they install, more how they install it is my concern. With that said If I had my choice I am thinking I would go Polymer.
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    Fox has a nice product, very strong bracing system and well designed coping.
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    Now the followup question, do you think I can get Fox to sell me a wall kit directly, if I actually go insane and decide I need to DIY (or self contract) this thing??
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    Did you contact fox on selling you a kit? I have just started looking around on buying a kit from Fort Myers Pools. I am not sure if they sell DIY kits either
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    i recently replaced a liner in a fifteen yr old galvanized steel wall pool.The panels suprisingly only showed a small amount if surface rust(at least on the side i could see) and were structurally sound.no prep work on the walls was necessary.
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    Re: Recommendation for Vinyl Pool Wall Brands?

    I haven't tried to get them to sell me one DIY yet because I haven't committed to doing DIY yet either. Still struggling with the decision to handle the general contracting myself.
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