Steel Wall Above Ground Pool

Lin2021

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I’m new to above ground pools and am interested in this one:
Blue Wave Cobalt 15' Round Above Ground Pool Package | 48" Steel Wall | NB19785

For sale by Pool Supply Unlimited for under $750.
I’m sure the included filter would needed to be upgraded, but even so, it seems like an extremely low price. Does anyone have any experience with this type of pool and with this company?

thanks so much in advance!
 

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Am I seeing things? There are no uprights?
 

Lin2021

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That’s what it looks like to me! I can’t find any reviews tho. I think it would look great, but it seems a little iffy, right?
 

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Yep. I would not go there, myself.
 

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reminds me of the kiddie pools we had when I was a kid. boy, I would want to make sure the site was EXTRA level! but in general it should work. round pool are basically a bag of water sitting on the ground, all the framing does is help keep them round.
 

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reminds me of the kiddie pools we had when I was a kid. boy, I would want to make sure the site was EXTRA level! but in general it should work. round pool are basically a bag of water sitting on the ground, all the framing does is help keep them round.
Yeah pretty much. The wall can't fall outward, as the end are bolted together. It can't fall inward because the water is pushing out (trying to fall outward). However, with no framing it can slosh and get out of round as you're swimming. I don't think I'd buy that pool either.
 

cj133

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I looked at the manual and it's got a bottom and top track.
Uprights on a round pool from what I've seen do very little. I see no reason that pool wouldn't work perfectly acceptable.
 

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I looked at the manual and it's got a bottom and top track.
Uprights on a round pool from what I've seen do very little. I see no reason that pool wouldn't work perfectly acceptable.
i completely disagree. Uprights provide additional stability, and I would not want to rely on a top track to keep the flexing in check if a bunch of folks are splashing around.

Otherwise, let’s all go pop the legs off of our round pools and see what happens.
 

Lin2021

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Thank you so much for your replies! I really appreciate it.

does anyone think it would make a difference if it was partially in ground?
 

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Thank you so much for your replies! I really appreciate it.

does anyone think it would make a difference if it was partially in ground?
I would want to know what manufacturer says.
 

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cj133

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i completely disagree. Uprights provide additional stability, and I would not want to rely on a top track to keep the flexing in check if a bunch of folks are splashing around.

Otherwise, let’s all go pop the legs off of our round pools and see what happens.

I didn't connect the legs on the radius ends of my pool until it was full.
So I've technically already been there, twice, actually.

But you're certainly allowed to disagree. ;)
 

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I didn't connect the legs on the radius ends of my pool until it was full.
So I've technically already been there, twice, actually.

But you're certainly allowed to disagree. ;)
Anecdotal evidence is not good evidence. But if you want to remove them again and then get in with the family and see how it holds up over time, will be an interesting experiment!
 
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