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Buster Crabbe Pools /Aquasport Pools LLC operate a family above-ground swimming pool manufacturing business. Being run now by a second and third generation of seasoned engineers, and family members. These guys take making above-ground pools and decks to another level. The founder’s sons which are all in their 50’s and 60s and their sons that are in their 30s and 40s are running the company. The fourth generation is now putting their time in learning the ropes on the factory floor.

Buster Crabbe Pools Logo

After touring their factory, I quickly understand how they became the #1 manufacturer of above-ground pools and decks. Winning design awards for their signature pools “The Admirals Walk” and the “Aquasport 52” They have a passion for what they do, and it shows in every detail.

Buster Crabbe Pools and decks are made in New Jersey USA, by union workers. They buy their steel from an American Steel Company. Most non-family employees working in the factory have been with the company at least 15 years.

Other Buster Crabbe Pools & Decks

Steel pool - Buster CrabbeWhile they’re well known for their Admiral’s Walk, and Aquasport 52 pools, The Buster Crabbe Pools company offer a full line of attractive traditional above-ground swimming pools made of quality steel, aluminum, and resin.

They manufacture and sell a line of side-decks, end-decks, fan-decks, and walk around pool decks that fit their swimming pools like a glove. Aluminium Pool Decks provide a lower cost alternative to expensive wood decking.

The decks and pools come in a variety of colors, including Brown, Blue, and Grey. They offer several elegant wall pattern designs. Coil rolled walls are available in thick steel and also the thickest aluminum. Bead receiver is made of aluminum or plastic. Top rails, uprights, and covers are available in steel, aluminum, or resin.

Traditional Buster Crabbe Pool Sizes

Round Pools – 52″ wall

Oval Pools – 52″wall

12
12 x 18
15
12 x 21
18
12 x 24
21
15 x 24
24
15 x 27
27
15 x 30
30
18 x 33
N/A
18 x 39

 

Traditional above ground pool and deck
15 x 30 x 52 pool w/ end deck and fence

Before moving on to talk about Buster Crabbe Pools Flagship swimming pools, we should say a few more things about there traditional above-ground pools and accessories.

Buster Crabbe Pools fence has a stiff aluminum core, unlike the cheap plastic stuff readily available elsewhere.

All their standard pool models use the same thick quality wall. They don’t offer any cheap entry-level pool walls. They offer the best value in the market selling quality products at a fair price.

TIP*** While they don’t sell cheap entry level pools, they do have less expensive model’s. They have a new 2016 model that is probably the best deal on the planet, the wall of this new model has the same grade of steel as their very best model. Here is a link to a 24-round above-ground pool package for $2064.00

Branding Buster Crabbe Pools

Buster Crabbe is the only company I know of that does not even have a website. They host one page about their Admiral’s Walk pool, but that’s it! They leave it to us dealers to brand their above-ground pools.  I have been shipping their swimming pools all over the country and building their brand with online marketing for years.

Buster Crabbe Pool Names

Some dealers use the names given by the factory like Grande, Neptune, Sandora, Milano. Other dealers like me rename them. I call the Grande the Atlas, The Sandora the Dauntless, etc. I do not sell the Milano, as I do not like to sell pools with steel top rails or uprights because they rust.

The Admirals Walk

Buster Crabbe above ground pools

The difference between this pool and the other traditional Buster Crabbe Pools is the Wall. The wall of the Admiral’s Walk gets assembled in your backyard by connecting 4-inch (4″ x 52″) interlocking aluminum panels. These are the thickest extruded aluminum panels on the market. Once installed, they form the strongest aluminum above-ground pool wall on the planet.

It can be installed on-ground, and is capable of being partially buried. Their decks are made of aluminum and get carpeted in grey or blue. The fence is aluminum. Bead channel for hanging the pool liner is aluminum. Also, the security folding stairs are aluminum. Sensing a pattern? This pool is never going to rust.

Admiral’s Walk Pool Sizes (Common)

Though there are more sizes to choose from, the most common sizes are: 12 x 20, 12 x 24, 12 x 32, 16 x 20, 16 x 24 (most popular), and 16 x 32.

Buster Crabbe Aquasport 52

Buster Crabbe Aquasport 52 15 x 30

One of the cool things about the Aquasport 52 is you can completely bury the pool. You can also bury it just a little or not at all. Like the Admirals Walk, this swimming pool also uses 4 inch extruded aluminum interlocking panels.

It has an aluminum bead track, so you install a regular beaded liner. Aluminum top rails for incredible strength. It has a gorgeous gloss white finish for those who are not going to burying the pool.

Keep in mind that they do not offer a fence kit for this pool, nor any deck options. I think this one has always been intended to get buried. You can, of course, build a deck.

Burying The Aquasport 52

Aquasport 52 15x30 buryed inground

This pool comes in many sizes and is perfect for burying inground. Dig a hole, build the pool, back-fill it and install a beautiful deck. This swimming pool is a low-cost alternative to traditional in-ground pools.

Aquasport with Stegmeier forms

On the left here you can see we installed Stegmeier Forms on the inside edge of this Aquasport 52. This way we could pour a concrete deck right up to the side of the pool.

A nice brushed concrete is the least expensive deck option, or for a little bit more you could go with a stamped concrete deck or pavers like in the picture above.

We went with a broom finished cement with this installation. See below for more pictures of this job.

 

More Deck work with Aquasport with StegmeierMore deck exampleLast deck picture

 

 

 

 

This pool offers a lot of design options. You do not have to install this swimming pool in-ground. Install it on-ground, semi-inground as well. It is recommended that you bury the Larger Aquasport 52 swimming pools at least a little.

Sizes Of Aquasport 52 Pools

Round pools that are available include 12 foot, 15 foot, 18 foot, 21 foot, and 24 foot. The 24 is required to be buried at least 8 inches.

Ovals that are available include: 10×15, 10×18, 10×22, 12×18, 12×20, 12 x 21, 12×24, 15×24, 15×27, 15×30, and 17×32. Install the 17×32 one foot in the ground. And the 15×30 should get partially buried minimum of 8 inches.

You may also like to read a post we wrote called: Above-Ground Pool Reviews

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