New pool installation question(s)


Old 06-13-05, 09:41 AM
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New pool installation question(s)

We are firming up discussions on having an in ground pool installed. The type pool will be a vinyl liner, true-L. Two of the contractors I am working with use polymer walls, and the other uses steel. We live in central North Carolina, and our soil is heavy clay composition. The steel pool contractor says he would not recommend polymer walls in our soil conditions--just doesn't trust it as much as steel walls. Anyone have any comments on this??

Also, in determining whether or not to install a diving board, are there more documented diving accidents in pools where the corner walls do not go straight down, but form more of a pit? (like most of the pools we've been looking at in the vinyl liner category) I would love to get a diving board, but am leary of the safety hazards.... wonder how much it adds to insurance???

Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge!!!
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Old 06-13-05, 06:10 PM
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Location: So. Calif.
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never installed a vynal liner pool, however have had a lot of after the fact involvement. wallls don't go straight down to the curved radius as with a gunite type pool, the vynal liner type has a " hopper " for the deep end, what im getting at is there are engineered plans for a 6 ft. diving board and also an 8 ft. diving board , if you must have a board ,. make sure of the dimenisions, yes a lot of law suits due to divinging boards , and slids.

as far as the side walls go, polymer, = plastic seems mucho better considering the corrosive effect of the elements and moisture has on steel .

lol steve

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