Paradise Pool and Spa. Com LLC
BEST POOL COMPANY IN SOUTH JERSEY
80 West 14th Street, Avalon, New Jersey 08202-2323 Call 609-313-0300
A Primer on Pool Walls For Vinyl-Liner Pools
Difference between the types of Pool-Walls
for In-Ground Vinyl-Liner Pools
1. The Polymer/Plastic Pool-Wall
2. The Plain Galvanized-Steel Pool-Wall
(Galvanized-steel is just another word for Zinc-coated steel)
3. Our “POLYSTEEL” Pool-Wall!!!
It is well documented that
All successful construction projects must start with a first rate foundation!
Be it a new house, skyscraper or an
IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL!
The most important component in your pool is the wall!
With our Superior Pool building foundation
that’s what you get, when you start with our exclusive
by far the best Pool foundation along with our over-poured
monolithic 4000psi concrete wall support footing/foundation-collar. Most pool-builders use only the weaker 2500psi concrete for your foundation-collar. And they pour less yards of concrete around your pool-walls. Not Us! We spend the extra for more yards of 4000psi concrete; for a stronger concrete wall support footing/collar. And we give you the concrete delivery-truck ticket to prove it!
Our “POLYSTEEL” wall won’t
shift, bow, bend or crack like Polymer-Plastic walls…
(see pictures of Cracked Graphex-Polymer walls below)
and it won’t rust or corrode like plain galvanized steel walls.
(see pictures of Rusted Galvanived-Steel walls below)
Galvanized-Steel is Stronger, Polymer is not as strong.
Galvanized-Steel will not crack, bow or break.
Polymer will not rust or corrode.
Steel is best for Clay or Rocky Soil.
Polymer walls need non-expansive gravel as a back-fill.
Steel walls are strong enough to back-fill with your excavated dirt.
But Our Exclusive “POLYSTEEL” walls have all the
Strength Advantages of Galvanized-Steel and the
No-Rust feature of Polymer-Plastic walls.
Because we start with the heaviest 14 gauge “Cardinal”
G235 Galvanized-Steel Panels.
Then we coat the entire panel with an
electro-statically applied POLYESTER Resin.
The panels are then baked in a 400 degree oven
where the POLYESTER powder-coat is
permanently bonded to the steel panel.
This re-establishes the corrosion resistance in areas such as
skimmer cut-outs, bolt holes and cut edges
where galvanization has been compromised.
The Result…The strongest, No Rust
Pool Wall “POLYSTEEL“
Available only from Paradise Pool and Spa.com
WHO SAYS GALVANIZED-STEEL POOL-WALLS
DON’T RUST OR CORRODE?
They have a great tendency to rust around skimmers & return inlets
and other areas where holes are cut in the galvanized steel.
This is because the galvanization is compromised on the edges and where any
holes are punched or cut-outs are made.
Rust can start there and then spread.
See the top-row center-photo where the liner hangs on the vinyl track and rust
is forming at the top of the wall. This is because
there is always dampness between the vinyl-liner and the galvanized-steel pool-wall.
BUT NOTICE HOW THE WHTE ‘Powder-Coated’ ALUMINUM COPING IS NOT RUSTED AT ALL! If it makes sense to Powder-Coat the white aluminum coping, doesn’t it make even more sense to Powder-Coat the galvanized-steel pool-walls? We think so, and that’s why we build your vinyl-liner pool with our “POLYSTEEL” Powder-Coated Pool-Walls.
Photographs by: Richard DeMarco ©
These are 2 cracked PACIFIC-GRAPHEX Polymer Pool Walls
These pictures below were taken in WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Sewell, New Jersey in 2002.
We noticed some bulging, so we pulled the liner back from the wall and discovered cracks in the Polymer-Plastic wall.
The wall was bowing or bending from ground movement over time and due to this, cracks were appearing in the Polymer Wall.
Also, the liner was getting stained from the dirt coming through the cracks.
Ok, so Polymer-plastic pool-walls don’t rust, but they sure can crack!
Photographs by: Richard DeMarco ©