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Postby BK41 » Tue 25 Sep, 2007 15:44

Which is best Cement or steel walls?

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Postby pool doctor » Wed 26 Sep, 2007 13:57

Are you wanting a concrete pool? You have the option of concrete bottom w/ stainless steel walls, concrete bottom w/ fiberglass walls, or floor and walls concrete. If you go with concrete (gunite) walls and floor, then you need to determine the finish: plaster, painted, tiled, aggregate. what region are you from? Have you considered a vinyl lined pool? (Polymer or steel walls with a pool crete bottom). Vinyl IG's are much less expensive, and a whole lot less maintenance and cosly repairs down the road. A concrete pool is going to initially cost 3-4X the cost of a vinyl IG of the same size.

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