The Montego pool model is one tough cookie and it made the grade for the third year in a row as our pick for Best Steel Above Ground Pool because it’s built to last and has a very pleasing low price tag. Let’s start with the rugged nature of this pool. The frame rails base plate, upright posts and especially the top ledges are extremely well made. The extra material that went into this model makes it much stronger and durable the the entry level pools. All of this comes at a price of only a couple of hundred dollars more on the average 24′ round pool. That price gap does get wider when we talk about oval shaped models, but it’s still far less expensive than the resin top pools and still comes with the desirable buttress free or yardmore design. Buttress free just means there are no unsightly beams or legs sticking way out on the sides of the pool. This design is cleaner looking and takes up less space width-wise on the ground. A real concern for those with narrow spaces to contend with.

This model works best with large families or anyone seeking a very solid long lasting pool at a very affordable price. If a saltwater system isn’t on your shopping list or resin parts seem out of the budget, Montego is exactly the pool for you. I would expect 15+ years of service from the model anywhere in Florida.

USA- That’s right, Montego is made by Wilbar International in Long Island New York. Wilbar is the largest, one of the oldest and the best above ground pool maker in the United States. This gives meaning to having a true warranty. This ensures finding replacements parts in the future will be possible. Try doing that with pools imported from overseas, not going to happen.

Wilbar pools are made of thicker high grade materials making them much better, stronger and longer lasting. This isn’t always something you can see or feel but it becomes apparent when your imported pool model rusts away in few years. Inferior thinner steel and a lack of protective coatings make for a short life. I have never seen an imported pool older than 8 years. The sad part is the imported pool isn’t any cheaper, so shop smart.

Montego Above Ground Pool Assembly Specifications

  • Manufactured by Wilbar International – New York, USA
  • 52″ high steel wall with Resin Shield coating for damage and corrosion resistance.
  • Strong 7″ wide solid steel top ledges for durability and longevity.
  • Brawny 5″ wide steel upright posts for additional strength.
  • Resin top caps and foot collars added for style.
  • Beautiful Pearl wall color goes with practically any decor.
  • Includes wide mouth skimmer and return fittings.
  • Includes pool liner coping for easy installation.
  • 40-Year Manufacturer’s limited warranty

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