At In The Swim, we offer both the steel wall which is a 14 gauge steel panel, and also have the polymer wall inground pool kits. Both types of pool kits come with the same equipment package and accessories. Both steel or polymer pool kits walls have a limited life time warranty.
Advantages of Polymer and Steel Walls
Steel Wall Pool Advantages– The first advantage is that steel wall pools are typically less expensive than polymer walls. Secondly is that you can backfill after installing the liner with steel walls, but with polymer the backfill should be done before the pool is filled.
Another advantage of the steel wall pools are that they are much stronger than the polymer pools. This is one reason that when a bridge or building is being built they use steel for the structural construction of the project. One important advantage of steel over polymer wall pools is that the steel pool has an adjustable turnbuckle brace which allows you to adjust the pool wall by moving it in or out, and makes it easy to make sure the pool wall is plumb.
Polymer wall pool Advantages – Polymer pool walls are made of a non-corrosive material that are strong and stable, and will never rust, corrode or dent. Polymer walls are a lighter weight than steel walls, which makes them easier to lift and handle so less chance of injuring yourself when lifting the polymer panels. The polymer panels come with a K Brace, which looks like a K when sideways. No turnbuckle adjustment, but includes a fat drive stake to keep the brace in place to reduce movement. One more advantage of a polymer wall is that you can use less overdig than with steel walls. This can be important in very tight installations with very little deck on one or more sides.
Disadvantages of Polymer and Steel Walls
Steel Wall Pool Disadvantages– There are also a few disadvantages of having a steel wall pool over the polymer but to be honest I can only think of a few. I built a steel wall inground pool in my own backyard living in Massachusetts so I am firm believer that the steel wall pool is going to be structurally stronger than a polymer pool. One negative with having a steel wall pool is that the panels are much heavier so it is more difficult handle and maneuver when you are building the frame of the pool. The steel wall has the potential to rust or corrode but most likely this will never occur because our panels have a G235 coating on each panel which means we have 2.75 ounces of zinc per square foot on each panel to prevent from rusting. We also put wall foam in our pool kits, to help protect the steel wall panels, and the liner.
Polymer wall pool Disadvantages – The first disadvantage of polymer over steel wall pools is that the polymer pools are typically more expensive than our steel wall pools. Another disadvantage of the polymer pools could apply if you live in a very cold climate. With the polymer walls there is no room for expansion or contraction of the panels so they could potentially crack. A third is that when building a polymer pool you need to backfill at the same time you fill up the pool liner. The backfill is used to help equalize the pressure on the wall of the pool. When backfilling a polymer pool it is highly recommended to use a 3/4″ crushed gravel or something that compacts easily when backfilling the pool. The installation cost for the polymer pool is typically more expensive if you use gravel to backfill around the outside of the polymer walls.
Soil & Climate Conditions: Polymer or Steel
Steel wall pools are a better choice if you live in a colder climate such as New England, because they are more durable and unaffected by harsh winter weather. Another time the steel panels are a better choice is when you have a good compactible backfill material that is taken out of the hole during excavation such as sandy loam, or a good clean soil.
Polymer may be a better option if you live near sea level, close to the ocean, or if you have a lake or water way close to the pool. Another time the polymer pool is a better option is when you have clay as the material that is taken out hole during the excavation process. Clay is not usually used for backfilling because it does not compact very well. We would advise that clay be replaced with gravel or any good clean fill dirt with higher compaction.
Installation Differences: Polymer or Steel
When installing the steel wall pools there is an adjustable turnbuckle that is used to move the panel in our out so it is easier to make any adjustments with the pool panel when checking to make sure the pool panels are plumb. When installing the polymer pool walls the bracing system is different so the procedure is different compared to the steel wall pool. Polymer pools
When building the polymer pool you need to backfill at the same time you are filling up the pool so the backfilling helps equalize all of the pressure on the polymer walls.
With steel you can backfill once the pool walls are complete or you can backfill after the liner is installed, this is the best option because you can check to make sure there are no leaks in the liner or in any of the plumbing lines.
When installing a polymer pool, you need to use a hole saw to cut in your pool returns, also known as inlets. Our steel wall panels have the return holes already cut in the panel. Lastly, one more difference with the polymer pool is the hardware that is used is a nylon bolt and washer, where the steel walls use steel hardware.
The Polymer pool kit we sell come with a standard Hayward skimmer and the steel wall pool comes with the Hayward Widemouth skimmer. The size of the skimmer width is different and so is the installation procedure so make sure you follow the skimmer installation manual when placing the skimmer wall panel and connecting the skimmer to the wall, and to the plumbing pipe.
To sum it all up, my usual advice to our In The Swim Pool Kit customers, is to go with steel walled pool, unless the pool is in a marine environment, next to an ocean, lake or river, and you have very moist soils, primarily clay. Or, if the customer wants a very light weight installation or the smallest total excavation, in those cases a polymer walled pool may be a better choice.
It’s often one of the first conversations that we have with customers – wall type and coping type. If you’re considering building your own inground pool, look at our complete inground pool kits, and let us help you guide the way. From layout to landscaping, In The Swim’s inground pool installation advisers, known as the SPP Pool Experts, ahem – are available for free consultation every day, to our DIY pool clients. It’s our distinct advantage!
Give us a call today about your backyard dreams ~ 800-288-SWIM
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Do you install your own appliances? Is your favorite weekend activity renovating your own home? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, chances are very good that you can install your own pool. With you, the homeowner, in mind, we have designed a line of pools that you can install yourself, using our 50+ years of pool manufacturing experience. The result will be a backyard paradise that you will be able to proudly look at and say - "I did that".
We don't have contractors whom we recommend for Inground Swimming Pool Installation. Installation of an inground pool does not have to be done by a pool company. A general contractor, home builder, companies who do additions on homes, etc. can do the installation. Installation is straight forward and quite basic. Below is some information you might find useful in understanding the installation process.
Installation of the inground pool you’re interested in is a basic and straight forward construction process. No specialized skill sets are needed to complete the backyard transformation of a life time. If you are handy (or have people help that are) and can follow instructions, then this project is for you.
We’ve been selling these pools for over 20 years and a few years ago we stopped doing the actual installation so we could better focus on the Do-It-Yourself process. When any of our inground pools are purchased you will be contacted so we can start and continue a conversation through the entire installation process. You’ll have 24x7 access to an experienced in-house builder who can answer any questions you or your builder may have.
If you don’t feel you’re up to this project you should be able to find others to complete it for you. You’ve a few options. You can either act as a general contractor and hire sub-contractors to do the various tasks or you can hire one company and have them do all of it. Again, because the construction process is generic and straight forward; finding an installer shouldn’t be that difficult. Here are some types of companies to look at, though it’s not a complete list.
- General Construction Companies
- People who do additions on homes
- Other pool companies
- Companies who install driveways
- Local Handyman
With an inground pool you'll feel healthier and spend more time outdoors in the sun and fresh air. A swimming pool can be a regular source of exercise, you'll feel better and look trimmer... without the side effects that accompany other forms of rigorous exercise. The quality and luxury of an Inground pool is the addition that can give you a totally new lifestyle for years to come. Luxury in ground pools at a wholesale price will add years of happiness, luxury and enjoyment to the backyard. Once you decide on an in ground pool, don't forget that during the off-season, a pool safety coveris highly recommended.
Create a Backyard Vacation today with propools.com. We are not a "big box" store; but we do have big box pricing. We harness the power of volume buying combined with wholesale direct pricing to offer the best and most affordable in ground pools in the industry. Our pool kits are priced to perfectly fit any budget and most any backyard; allowing you to maximize the fun and excitement for years to come. We want to help you create the perfect Backyard Vacation destination. Feel Free to give us a call today! Toll-Free 888-352-7582.
Legacy, Generation Pools: Forged in Steel
Strength and durability are part of Imperial's rich heritage. Our panels are constructed of the highest quality, zinc-coated, galvanized steel available, all fortified with our pioneering Imperial Armor Guard. This additional coat of protection prevents corrosion and extends the life of your panels.
Built on Engineering Excellence
The top and bottom flanges of Legacy steel panels each measure over half a foot (7").
Our Legacy Edition Pools are built strong, thanks to an engineering process that incorporates a unique 7" triple-bend design on the top and bottom flanges. The triple bend offers more strength than a standard steel panel.
Generation & Royal steel panels each measure over half a foot (6").
Our Generation and Royal Steel Pools are exceptionally engineered using our 6” double bend technology on the top and bottom flanges. This double bend bolsters your steel panel.
Our A-frame steel braces are the strongest in the industry, providing uncompromising support to our pool walls.
Capped with Aesthetic Perfection
Imperial's craftsmanship isn't all hidden beneath the surface. We offer elegant, exclusive features you can see and touch that provide aesthetic appeal to every pool we manufacture:
- Interior Pool Finishes: Soft to the touch, our interior pool finishes come in a variety of alluring patterns and are simple to replace, allowing your pool's interior to change with you over time.
- Progressive Coping: Locks your concrete deck against the pool walls with a contoured shape, fewer seams, and a low profile edge.
With the pliability of steel, you can create your own custom-designed inground pool or choose from over 80 standard pool shapes. Anything you can dream, we can manufacture.
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This uniquely designed and engineered wall and bracing system has been created to maximize the strength of steel and the technology of the 21st Century. New advancements in design and engineering have made Titan Steel components even better than anyone could imagine, giving the customer an unparalleled product that they will enjoy for many years to come. COLOSSUS Steel comes with a Life Time Warranty with can be transferred to one additional home owner.
Used by high-end automobile companies such as Jaguar, our exclusive Self-Piercing Encapsulating Rivet System ensures the wall system will not breakdown before, during, or after installation. Our lIfetime warranty against failure proves our commitment.
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Used to assemble vehicle frames by high-end automobile manufacturers such as Audi and Jaguar, “SPERT” technology GUARANTEES FOR LIFE the structural integrity of the wall system. The competition’s clinch/toggle lock will break during installation or after with ground movement as it’s simply steel crimped together.
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Our exclusive and proprietary coating is on ALL steel building components. With unrivaled steel protection, why have a pool built with anything less than the High Performance Building Materials from Only Alpha.
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Only available from Pool Professionals who use Only Alpha Pool Products, the Alpha Advantage Shield Technology was designed to work in conjunction with galvanization to extend the life of your swimming pool wall system.
You and your family can relax and enjoy a beautiful in-ground pool and save thousands of dollars by doing it yourself. Our In-Ground Collection combines the finest qualities available to produce a pool of unsurpassed strenth, corrosion resistance and ease of installation.
Our steel wall panels, offer unparalleled strength and durability. Our pool wall panels are made from 14 gauge steel with G235 (Z720) galvanized coating.
Both straight and curved wall panels have 7 strategically located holes at both ends ensuring positive and accurate alignments.
The ends of each panel are made with a recessed end making for a seamless panel. Our trained staff can guide you with your new home improvement while you save $1,000s of dollars!
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2022 Equipment Kit Item Description Inventory Number Liner 20 Mil Winterized Standard Type 2 Liner to Size Pump 1.0 HP Blue Torrent Typhoon 56 Frame (110/220v) #AC-IMP-1000 Filter System 19" Guardian Sand System with 6 Way Valve #AC-196GS2 Filter System Complete Hose and Fitting Connection Kit (Standard Filter Pack) Plumbing BUILDERS KIT (3) Sidewall Suctions
(1) InwalL Skimmer
(1) Bottom Drain Kit
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#S45-8400 Entry Ladder UPGRADED STAINLESS STEEL 3 TREAD #87900 Automatic Pool Cleaner Trident (Suction Size) Pool Cleaner DD-7772 Solar Cover Maxi Bubble Standard to Size Light (1) Smart LED Color Changing Lights #200680 Chemicals ADVANCED BLUE START UP SYSTEM (1) Complete Start UP KIT WITH TEST KIT Pool Maintenance Package Complete (5 Pc) Maintenance Kit #8610 Winter Pool Cover Standard Weave (SIZED TO POOL) Winter Protection Package 350 GPH Electric Cover Pump BS-27316 STEEL IN GROUND KIT COMPONENT SCEDULE 42" Steel Wall Panels Wall Bolt Package Heavy Duty Standard Wall Bracing Rebar Stakes Aluminum Rim Lock Coping Coping Finish Clips and Connector Hardware Ches-WOOD POOL KIT COMPONET SCEDULE 48" Wood Wall System Lag Bolts Standard Bracing System Rebar Stakes Rimlock Aluminum Alignment Coping Coping Finish Clips and Fasners STEALTH POOL KIT COMPONET SECDULE 52" STEEL WALL SYSTEM BRACING (UNLESS ROUND) HARDWARE KIT EXTRUSION ALL WALL CUTOUTS SELF TAPPING FASNERS
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(1) Bottom Drain Kit
(1) Trim Kit
(1) Water Eye Ball Fitting
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PRICES BELOW ARE FOR 42″ STEEL WALL SYSTEMS
2021 Pool Kit Size Pool With Package Add 8ft Fiberglass Steps ADD FULL LENGTH STEEL LINER STEPS Add Suntan Ledge 12' X 24' $8,999.99 $2,999.99 FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE 14' X 28' $ 9,999.99 $2,999.99 FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE 16' X 32' $10,999.99 $2,999.99 FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE 18' X 36' $11,999.99 $2,999.99 FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE 20' X 40' $12,999.99 $2,999.99 FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE
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2021 Pool Kit SIZE POOL WITH PACKAGE ADD 8FT FIBERGLASS STEPS ADD FULL LENGTH STEEL LINER STEPS ADD SUNTAN LEDGE 12'x24' $14,999.99 CALL FOR PRICE CALL FOR PRICE FACTORY QUOTE 14'x28' $15,999.99 CALL FOR PRICE CALL FOR PRICE FACTORY QUOTE 16'x32' $16,999.99 CALL FOR PRICE CALL FOR PRICE FACTORY QUOTE 18'x36' $17,999.99 CALL FOR PRICE CALL FOR PRICE FACTORY QUOTE 20'x40' $18,999.99 CALL FOR PRICE CALL FOR PRICE FACTORY QUOTE
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42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL Pool Size> 12' X 24' 14' X 28' 16' X 32' 18' X 36' 20' X 40' 2021 Add Deck Braces $ 308.00 $ 352.00 $ 484.00 $ 528.00 $ 660.00 2021 Up Graded Turnbuckle Braces $ 200.00 $ 250.00 $300.00 $ 350.00 $400.00 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL Pool Size> 12' X 24' 14' X 28' 16' X 32' 18' X 36' 20' X 40' 2021 Add Deck Braces $ 476.00 $ 544.00 $ 748.00 $ 816.00 $1,020.00 2021 Up Graded Turnbuckle Braces $200.00 $ 250.00 $300.00 $ 350.00 $ 400.00
STEP UPGRADES for other sizes ask your salesperson for details
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The acrylic non-skid surface is reinforced with hand laid, 100% pure fiberglass. They are 100% non-corrosive, easy to clean, acrylic finished fiberglass steps that are extremely strong and impervious to the elements.
By utilizing the standard direct support system, the acrylic-surface fiberglass steps install quickly and precisely. Alpha’s time tested, proven gasket system assures an exact fit and permanent bond every time.
42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL 42" STEEL WALL Step Type 2' Recessed Wall 6' ST Cantilever 8' Straight Canilever 8' Roman Sit-Step 10' Roman Sit-Step Buddy Seat WHITE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE $2,999.99 FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL 48" STEEL WALL WHITE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE FACTORY QUOTE
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(15) Ast 1.5" Fittings
(30) 1.5" Stainless Clamps
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