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What Makes Doughboy such an outstanding above ground pool?

Pool Walls

Made from heavier copper bearing steel than industry standards for a stronger pool wall. Ours are 30-60 lbs. heavier than other brands. Ask your dealer to show you our wall weight.

A Doughboy Exclusive! – Our Zinc Clad Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel Wall receives numerous protective coatings, along with a special Epoxy coating on the inside of the pool wall providing the best defense against corrosion and condensation. Deep, balanced corrugation offers wall flexibility and vertical strength. Doughboy pool walls have more corrugation per inch than any other brand.

Exclusive! Slide-Bar Wall Connector

Continuously joins the pool walls together for complete structural integrity and ease of assembly. This creates a seamless and smooth swimming environment. Unlike our competitors, we do not use unattractive nuts and bolts that weaken the wall structure.

Vertical End Caps

"The Anchor" of any Pool Doughboy vertical end caps are made from 18 gauge galvanized steel – 50% heavier than most brands. This provides added stability at the base and the top of the pool. Exact, pre-punched holes assure structural integrity and allow for a more precise installation. Other brands use slotted holes which cost less to produce but weaken the stability of their pools. Test and compare us to other brands by vigorously shaking the top rail. You can feel the stability!

Steel Verticals

Made from better-than-industry-standard gauge steel which increases stability. (Approximately 50% heavier than other brands) Doughboy steel verticals are made with 3-piece construction for extra strength and rigidity. All steel verticals and top rails are coated with a 7-step coating process on both sides to insure maximum corrosion resistance and superior durability.

Top Rails (Top Seats)

Steel top rails made from 20 gauge steel are sturdier than our competitors’ rails. That’s because we understand the top rails get more use than any other part of the pool. Count the number of verticals and top rails and compare – we provide more than any other brand – increasing the strength and lifetime performance!

All Doughboy Pools Have...

Com-Pac II™ Oval Support System with steel construction that offers a stylish, one-part tapered design that only exposes 9 inches of the support for a more attractive appearance. This helps accommodate larger pool models in smaller backyards.

Interlocking frame structure adds strength and stability to our pools. Plus it’s easier to install!

Bottom Rails Premium-gauge steel used for the bottom rails is made with a 7-step process to insure a long, trouble free life. They are backed with a 100% lifetime warranty!

Doughboy Skimmers
Classic Beige Through-Wall Skimmer


We are so confident in the seam that we back all of our liner seams with a 100% lifetime warranty.

Exclusive! 20 and 25 Mil "True" Expandable Liners are designed to expand smoothly into an Optional Special-Purpose Deep Swimming Area for Underwater Swimming Only. No Jumping. No Diving.

All Doughboy liners exceed industry standards for weight and thickness assuring our liners will out perform our competition. Our liners are a “True Mil” measure. Don’t be confused by the “gauge” game our competitors play. Some will call their liner 20 gauge or 20 weight when they really measure only 15 Mil (.015”) in thickness or less. Ask your dealer to weigh a Doughboy liner!

Stainless steel panels - fact or fiction?

Some above-ground pools today have stainless steel panels at the skimmer opening to prevent rusting of the pool wall. This solution will cause a problem called “Dissimilar Metal Corrosion” (when two different types of metals - i.e. galvanized steel and stainless - are bolted together). Over time this will cause the wall at the two connection points to rust away and lead to pool failure.

In the past, this type of pool panel was nicknamed a “Blow-out Panel” as a result of the corrosion. This practice also takes away from the beauty of your pool. Doughboy’s procedures include a flattened area in the corrugation around our skimmer/return openings. A special U-gasket is used to protect the raw edge of the steel to assure a no-leak skimmer installation.

Our walls also have the most advanced coatings, further protecting them from the elements. This eliminates the need for a stainless steel panel, and maintains the structural integrity and beauty of your Doughboy pool!

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