Pool Comparison

Pool structure comparison

Before deciding on your pool, you need to know the facts about pool structures. This is critical in the Charleston area due to high water table, inconsistent soils and ground movement from frequent tremors.

The Heritage Pool™ is the only structure that has a concrete footing and in-ground perpendicular braces to support the pool itself in the difficult Charleston environment.

When you have time investigate online fiberglass or concrete pools popping out of the ground and cracking problems. Look to see if they have any footings or braces to control these issues.

None of the other pool designs have the structural support key to the Charleston area settings. Most pools show structural issues 3 years later which generally are not covered nor guaranteed by most pools contractors.  Before purchasing a swimming pool take the time to read the actual manufacturer’s warranty information and the builders contracts.  Unfortunately salesmen often mislead homeowners with fictional information to sell their pools.  Take the time to research the integrity of a swimming pool before you buy it and make sure that it is adaptable to Charleston’s environment.

Below, we compare The Heritage Pool™ concrete footing and I-Beam Brace structure.

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The Gunite Pool

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· No footing or braces
· No cracking control
· No deck support
· Inward pressure on walls caution

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· Typical pool installation

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· Deck failure

· No footing
· Pool pop

 

The Fiberglass Pool

· No footing or braces
· No fracture control
· No deck support
· Inward pressure on walls caution

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· Typical pool installation

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· Deck failure
· Pool pop

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· Inward pressure blow out

The Traditional Vinyl Pool

· Lower quality walls
· Insufficient deck support
· Non-Structural pool floor caution

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· Typical pool installation

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· Deck failure

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· No footing
· No braces