“STRENGTHENING WITH STEEL/REBAR” – SUMMARY: The next stage in your pool’s construction is the installation of steel or rebar, which provides the necessary strength to withstand the test of time. This is achieved by combining steel with concrete to prevent cracking. Over 1/4 mile (1500 feet) of 3/8″ diameter steel (#3 rebar) is used in each pool. The steel installation crew are experts in bending and shaping the steel to create an aesthetically pleasing look. The process should only take a day and is usually completed in a few hours. Our 5-bar bond beam adds extra strength to the upper portions of the pool and additional reinforcement is provided around water features, swim-up bars, and other features. During this stage, it is important to keep everyone, including pets, out of the backyard due to the sharp edges of the rebar.