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Which is better concrete or steel pools?


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Answered 2012-05-14 14:07:18

All depends on what you are looking for and how much you have to spend. Concrete pools are usually considered the "high-end" pool but installation takes a long time and maintenance and repair are costly. Steel pools, or I'm assuming you're referring the vinyl liner pools, are a good, cost efficient option. Though, if you want to extend the life span of your pool, check out the other building materials used for vinyl liner pools.. such as Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials.

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