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    need a new pool, but what? Fiberglass, poly blocks or other

    Hi everyone,
    i need a bit of advice . 5 years ago i put an above ground wooden pool , half way in the ground.... bad move , its now dead.
    i have a hole in the ground with a concrete slab. i have zero knowledge of pools apart from the botch job i did before and want to make a more informed decision this time.
    Should i leave the slag and build with polystyrene blocks , if so is that expensive and how long wood it last ? or shouls i break the slab up and get a fiberglasspool dropped in ? Is a fiberglass molded pools the easy long lasting way to go , or should i be thinking about doing the polystyrene blocks thing ? Price is also a factor . i like the idea of the ease of dropping a ready to go fiberglass pool in , but are they long-lasting and hassle free ?
    Any tips would be greatly welcome,
    Thanks Troy
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    Re: need a new pool, but what? Fiberglass, poly blocks or ot

    Welcome to TFP.

    What are the dimensions of the pool?
    Why not get another above ground pool that's rated for burial and set it in the hole?
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    Re: need a new pool, but what? Fiberglass, poly blocks or ot

    Ah, now thats something that i didnt even know existed. do you know off the top of your head any brand names of pools rated for burial?
    The pool 3m x 9 m and the slb under it is a little bit bigger.
    Thanks for you speedy reply and great suggestion,

    troy
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    need a new pool, but what? Fiberglass, poly blocks or other

    Welcome to TFP !!

    I believe Doughboy is rated for burial. There are some members on the forum that have buried or partial buried AGP's

    Try doing a search in the AGP sub forum. You can also research AGP's and see if the manufacture rates it for burial.
    Jeff
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