Resin vs. Aluminum


Old 05-28-02, 05:45 AM
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Resin vs. Aluminum

I am shopping for an above ground pool and have heard a lot of different stories on the pros and cons of resin and aluminum models.

Resin (plastic) I would think would deteriorate and become brittle with exposure to the sun, and I have been told aluminum will oxidize and leave a chaulky residue on anything that touches it.

Which is better, and why?

I live in western NY where we have all 4 seasons, not just summer.

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Old 05-28-02, 10:18 PM
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Resin vs. aluminum

Resin (plastic) will age and discolor with sunlight, heat, air pollution, and soil, and over time it does tend to become brittle, particularly at seams. It is difficult to repaint due to adhesion problems. Aluminum, however, can be repainted. Some chaulking is natural. It's a way for Mother Nature to wash away the surface soil. Keeping the metal waxed provides sheeting action and protection.

Remember when patio chairs were patio chairs. Now, those resin (plastic) chairs have taken over the patios across America because they are inexpensive to manufacture and affordable to the patio people.

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