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    steel walled pools or concrete ?

    Looking around at pool costs here in Khon kaen and they seem pretty costly, the guy down the road is building a 7 x 4 m concrete pool for 600k. Which to me is a complete rip off.
    I found ::PeterPoolThailand:: toys thailand online shop for aboveground swimming pools peterpool co.,ltd. udonthani best prices and free delivery nationwide pool, peterpool, thailand, small pool, mini pool, pvc swimming pools, pvc swimming pools thailand, ab in Udon thani with steel walled below ground pools, 9.1 x 4.6 for 189,000 baht and depending on who installs it can cost from 40K to 120K.
    They have only sold two of those pools in udon at the moment and they have been in the ground 6 months with out a problem. He told me they put one in germany and after 8 years the liner had to be replaced.
    Anyone have any experince with steel pools ?

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    I would be worried about the liner getting punctured.

    I had a fiberglass pool installed when I lived in Spain which was very easy to put in. I've seen them for sale in Pattaya but have no idea on prices.

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    I know a few concrete pools in the area that have cracked, not to worried about it getting puntured as you can repair it or replace liner more worried about how long will the pool last.

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    I guess it depends how everything is prepared and how the concrete is mixed. I suggest going on to youtube and entering the phrase "How to build a swimming pool". Literally thousands of pool builds with commentaries. I think if you research that for a few weeks you'll come up trumps. Show the video of the one you like to the pool builder.

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    Is there a greater risk of electrocution with Thais putting in steel pools ?

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    I would go for a concrete pool

    I did build one myself last winter 10x5 m 1,5 m deep

    total cost just under 300.000 thb and could be done even cheaper

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    ^ What he said. Salt water concrete pool. Thats what I'll do, when the time is right.

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    my parents have a steel pool (galvanized) in the US that was installed in 1972....it is realistically beyond its expected life span - the walls are starting to corrode. The first 3-4 feet are steel, and the remainder is formed from the original earth with a sand covering. A PCV liner covers it all. The PVC liner needs to be changed every 10 years or so, which I would expect to be more frequent in Thailand due to stronger UV action.

    All in all, i would go for a concrete pool if I were installing one today.......

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    My friend bought a house with a fibreglass pool, after 1 year he had it taken out he didn't like it, replaced it with concrete and tiled pool.

    Personally I don't like them another friend of mine who use to live here in Phuket has built a few pools using sand wash and put a blue colour looked good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    I know a few concrete pools in the area that have cracked
    that was probably due to bad building, normally they are pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Salt water concrete pool. Thats what I'll do, when the time is right.
    yes, that is the best, unless you can afford the new Magnapool

    If you build the basic pool yourself, you can save a lot of money

    you liase with the pool equipment supplier who will send his lads to make sure that all the equipment pipes are installed correctly at the right phase of building

    I did that and saved about B100K for my small pool
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    A small "plung pool" as per tewwys bali villa pics looks just right for the hotter days to cool the carcass

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    A small "plung pool" as per tewwys bali villa pics looks just right for the hotter days to cool the carcass
    The only problem in Thailand is the pool water will be warmer than hell.

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    ^ not in my experience, but most of the pool is shaded

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    When I have a pool fitted it will have plenty of shade, I like cool pools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    When I have a pool fitted it will have plenty of shade, I like cool pools.
    It is important about the water tempreture we used to check and I've seen at 9am 34 degrees many people might not take that into consideration.

    As daft as it might sound the colour of the tiles plays a part, light blue is best

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    As daft as it might sound the colour of the tiles plays a part, light blue is best
    yes, it does sound daft

    and why blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    As daft as it might sound the colour of the tiles plays a part, light blue is best
    yes, it does sound daft

    and why blue?
    The color of the tile determines how much light heat from the sun light they absorb or reflect back to the atmosphere.
    Black absorbs all sun light,white reflects all.
    Light blue is as close to white you can get , while having some color, it also makes the pool water look nice,
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