Why Use Stainless Steel?

In a time when more swimming pools in the UK are being closed for renovations and repairs at huge cost, the qualities of Stainless Steel Pools have never been in more demand.  Durable and virtually maintenance free, it’s clear why Stainless Steel is such a popular choice, domestic and commercial alike.

Comparison of using Stainless Steel V Concrete

Stainless SteelConcrete
QUALITY
Precision to 1/1000”Free formed to ¼”
DURABILITY
25 year warrantyCracking & leaking from
Chlorinated water
CONSTRUCTION
Deliver in 1 piece or flat packed for on site assemblyLarge cumbersome staging area
STRENGTH:WEIGHT
25lb/sq ft250lb/sq ft same footprint
ENVIRONMENT
Stainless Steel is a ‘green’ materialCaustic paints, sealants, water loss
AESTHETICS
Long life, maintains lookRespraying, acid washing annually

Swimming Pool Compatibility

Stainless Steel is an iron metal consisting of various alloys such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, titanium and copper and comes in various grades such as 304L and 316L: please see table below:

European Standard ENUS / ASTM Standard
1.4301 / 1.4307, 1.4306304 / 304L
1.4401 / 1.4404316 / 316L
1.4404 / 1.4571316L / 316Ti
Grade to be determined
on a case by case basis
including 1.4462Duplex 2205
Deliver in 1 piece or flat packed for on site assemblyLarge cumbersome staging area
STRENGTH:WEIGHT
25lb/sq ft250lb/sq ft same footprint
ENVIRONMENT
Stainless Steel is a ‘green’ materialCaustic paints, sealants, water loss
AESTHETICS
Long life, maintains lookRespraying, acid washing annually

NB1: The limit values are indicative values. As well as the water’s chloride content,
other factors must be taken into consideration: temperature, water physico-chemical parameters, conditions of use…
NB2: For chloride contents in excess of 500 ppm, it is recommended that a specialist be consulted