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Thread: Concrete or Steel walls

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    Concrete or Steel walls

    I have gotten quotes from 2 installers for a 16x32 in ground vinyl pool. One specifies steel side walls, one 10" concrete. It seems like even galvanized steel will eventually rust, especially if a SWCG is used. Concrete just seems more substantial but there must be potential problems as well. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Concrete or Steel walls

    Galvanized will rust, concrete can deteriorate eventually being exposed to the low level of salt. Polymer walls won't rot or rust.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
    Certified in Hydraulics

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    Re: Concrete or Steel walls

    We got 2 quotes from builders who used steel and they swore by the steel and one quote from a builder who used concrete and they swore by the concrete. All 3 companies had been in business for a long time and had very good reputations. We came to the conclusion it doesn't really matter as long as you hire a reputable pool builder. We ended up going with the concrete. The link in my sig has some pictures of our build process.
    Pool Build (2017) ~24k Gal IG Vinyl 18x36 Lazy L Pool
    Equipment: Hayward 1.85HP TriStar VS pump, C3030 SwimClear cartridge filter, AquaPlus PL-Plus SWG w/T-CELL-15, ColorLogic LED Light, TF-100 w/Speed Stir, Taylor K-1766

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