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Thread: Round or oval pool for snowy NY

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    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Long Island, NY

    Round or oval pool for snowy NY

    I had read somewhere and heard that buying an oval pool in areas that get a lot of snow is not a good idea because since the walls are straight they can be compromised from a heavy snow fall.

    That round was better because it distributes weight evenly. Has anyone ever heard of this before?

    I want a RESIN pool that is rated for saltwater usage and I'm debating on a 15' round or a 12'x20' oval
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Round or oval pool for snowy NY

    I've never heard that snow load was an issue. It is true that ovals have more pressure on the long wall than round pools.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Re: Round or oval pool for snowy NY

    Round pools are a better design for stresses but an oval pool should be designed to be safe. Oval pools have the straight wall beefed up with supports. I would go with what you really want and buy a quality pool.

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