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    about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    I found 2 pool companys i feel comfortable with now ,one does the walls in steel the other in concrete, price is almost the same either way.which would you go with and y .im leaning towards the concrete

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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    Anyone have any thought on it

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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    hmm, not sure.... the steal sounds like prefab and the concrete sounds formed onsite? if the same price, probably the onsite concrete...

    to make an informed post we would need more information..

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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    I would like the concrete mosty because of corrosion issues. I know steel can be treated to where it will not rust in many years and may last the life of the pool but concrete will remain until you tear it out. Just my 2 cents,lol.
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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    (Assuming this is a vinyl lined pool). My initial thought is to go with steel, as concrete always worries me with settling and cracking. Other than potential long term corrosion, what are the other downsides of steel?
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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    Yes its a vinyl liner pool with vermiculite /concrete bottom (not sure what that is is it vermicultie or poured concrete? )pools gonna be a a roman endend rectangke 40x18 .

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    Soil is mostly sand i woukd guess since im in long island ,ny

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    Soil is mostly sand i woukd guess since im in long island ,ny

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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    The bottom will be a blend of vermiculite and portland cement rather than a poured concrete bottom. You end up with a base that feels solid, has a smooth finish, and is flexible, so that it does not crack or settle like a poured concrete driveway would.
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    Re: about to pull the trigger ,steel or concrete walls ?

    Go with polymer over steel. Steel will rust, polymer is forever
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