Best AGP for freezing Michigan Steel vs. Resin


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Dec 12, 2020
lansing, mi
Does resin or steel hold up best for freezing climates like Michigan? I would prefer to use a saltwater system but would go chlorine if steel would give me a longer life. Planning on 27 ft round AGP. Thanks


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Apr 16, 2007
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
I think your question should be which pool will stand up to the SWG more so than freezing weather. Salt will rust a steel component pool faster than a resin but you've also got to understand that you wont get a wall made of resin because they are usually steel and bolt together. The post and ledges can be resin.


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Apr 27, 2018
Schaumburg, IL
There are fully-resin pools available. Here is one of the pools I've been considering, in a similar climate as OP so I'm quite interested in this discussion:

There are no steel parts other than the stainless skimmer/return panel, and the trim on the caps.

@jentiffr24 the pool factory also makes three steel (60-year warranty) and one extruded aluminum (lifetime warranty) pool models that are fully warranted for the use of a salt system.


Jan 26, 2021
Also looking for more info on this.. I was looking at the Saltwater 8000 on the pool factory but after seeing alot of the failures of salt panels I am wondering how long they actually hold up and how long the coatings last.. The Saltwater 8000 apparently has an interior and exterior coating but I am also looking at the Aurora with the Resin walls, I am just wondering how durable the resin is to cold climates and freezing temps.


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Apr 27, 2018
Schaumburg, IL
I did wind up buying the Saltwater 8000, it's currently sitting on a pallet in my garage. Decided on it over the Aurora because of Chicago winters. Might be a complete overreaction on my part.

I'm not at all concerned about my 3500 ppm salt destroying the walls of the Saltwater 8000.


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Jul 3, 2013
Southern OK
all resin has no way of ever dying a horrible death from rust.. The extruded aluminum would work also...
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