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About Radiant Aboveground, Semi-Aboveground, and Semi-In-Ground Pools

Advanced Engineering

Engineered from technology developed for the NASA Space Program, Radiant Pools are the only structurally insulated swimming pools manufactured using an R-10 insulated panel - an industry first.

  • Our walls are more durable than steel, polymer, and even 12 inches of concrete
  • Our 2-inch thick wall panels are constructed of an EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam insulation core bonded between sheets of durable acrylic-coated aluminum
  • This aerospace-engineered wall panel is incredibly lightweight and easy to handle for quick installation
  • The combination of strength, lightness, and resistance to stress, corrosion, and heat loss makes the Radiant Pool the smartest backyard investment you can make
Radiant Pools Advanced Engineering

Smart & Green

It is important now, more than ever, to consider how your individual consumer choices affect the environment. Radiant Pools' insulated wall panels make it the only pool on the market that is truly energy efficient and environmentally friendly. You can add to your property and your lifestyle without adding to your carbon footprint!

  • Energy savings not only lower utility costs, but lower CO2 emissions
  • Our Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation and aluminum are both 100% recyclable
Radiant Pools Safe and Green

Why Buy the Radiant Metric Series Pool?

The Metric Series Pool is the only pool that can be installed above ground, in-ground, and semi-in-ground, on a slope or into a hill. The Radiant Metric Series Pool fits any backyard and any budget. No other above ground pool offers you this type of versatility!

  • Made in the USA
  • Energy efficient
  • R-10 insulated wall panels
  • Concrete coping, paver coping and walk-in step options
  • Full Royal Package available to save money
  • Non-prorated, 100% transferable lifetime warranty
  • 15-year limited warranty on the liner

Radiant Metric Series Sizes

The Metric Series Pool fits any backyard and any budget. No other above ground pool offers you this type of versatility!

Radiant Pools Metric Round Sizes
Radiant Pools Metric Oval Sizes
Radiant Pools Metric Freeform Sizes
Radiant Pools Metric Rectangle Sizes

Radiant Pools: Metric Pool Options

Metric In-Ground Pools Walk-In Steps

Add a walk-in step to your Metric Series Pool for the ultimate in-ground look. The walk-in step is available in a 6' or 8' length and can be added to any Metric Series Pool. The step is made from the same durable, insulated wall panels as the rest of the pool and is available in all of the same sizes and liner patterns as the Metric Series Pool. Handrail not included.

Radiant Metric Series In-ground Pools Walk-In Steps

Radiant Inside Steps

Step into the future of above ground pools! This new liner over step was developed as an alternative to plastic ladders and drop-in steps normally offered as entry options for above ground pools. This step is available for fully above ground and 18" maximum semi-in-ground installations. The Radiant Inside Step offers:

  • More Seating - perfect for loungers and little ones alike!
  • Provides easier access in and out of the pool
  • Eliminates unsightly deck mounts seen with drop-in steps
  • Seamless design creates an in-ground look at an above ground price
Radiant Inside Steps

Radiant LED Lighting

Illuminate Your Pool with Radiant LED Lighting

These low voltage lights are designed to be energy efficient, with an incredibly long lamp life, and easily install into a standard return fitting. Offering a better fit and easier installation, these new lights, also do away with the unsightly extension outside the pool. Because they require no grounding or bonding and can be placed in shallow or deep areas, they provide the most flexibility when it comes to light placement. Radiant LED Lights are available in a choice of white or color array.

Radiant LED Lighting

Energy-Efficient Metric Series by Radiant Pools

Lifetime Warranty and Eco-Friendly Features Make it the Smart Choice for Any Backyard

Radiant Pools' Metric Series stands out for its unique features, offering a variety of installation options including above ground, in-ground, and semi in-ground, in different shapes like round, oval, and free-form. Manufactured in the US, these pools come with 52" wall height and are built with 2" structurally insulated walls that have an R-10 insulation value, ensuring better thermal performance. This energy-efficient and eco-friendly series comes with a non-prorated lifetime warranty, including an unlimited transferable option and protection against winter damage. For personalized guidance, reach out to a Pool Tech Certified representative at Royal Pools and Spas, available in multiple locations including New Hampton, Newburgh, and Poughkeepsie.

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Royal Pool Package

Premier Package Contains
  • Hayward Filter: choose from High Rate Sand Filter or Diatomaceous Earth (ask about Doughboy Upgrade option)
  • Hayward Matrix Above Ground Pool Pump®
  • Safety Ladder with anti-entrapment feature
  • Solar blanket OR liquid solar blanket, your choice
  • Solid Winter Cover with Cable
  • Premium Alternative Pool Kits: Providing Sparkling Clear Water-Safe For Your Family-Easy to Use
  • Premium Manual Vacuum Head, Hose & Deluxe Grade Telescopic Pole
  • Hand Skimmer, Brush & Thermometer
  • Deluxe Oversized Thru-Wall Skimmer with Vac Port for Easy Vacuuming
  • Filter Base, Hoses, Pressure Gauges & Filter Media (Sand or DE)
  • Code compliant pool alarm
Enhanced Liner Warranty*

Royal Pools & Spas offers an Enhanced Liner Warranty to further protect your investment. For the first 3 years after the date of install, if your liner fails due to manufacturer defect, we will cover the water, labor and chemicals to repair the liner. While other manufacturers offer a new liner, there is absolutely no coverage for these other very costly items. *Only Available at time of pool purchase.

Royal Promise
  • Family owned and operated since 1959
  • Open year round, with trained staff to help with any questions or needs
  • Professional installers who are insured and work FOR Royal Pools & Spas
  • We carry and support products made in the U.S.A.
Royal Service
  • Free computerized water analysis
  • Complete service coverage by our in-house trained staff
  • Warranty service by Royal Pools & Spas technicians

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Radiant Metric Series pool is to be winterized in the same manner as other pools. With a Metric Series pool there are some specific steps you should follow:

1.      Make sure all ladders, pool cleaners, toys, floats are out of the water and stored.

2.      Make sure the water is clean, balanced, free of algae, and winter chemicals are added.

3.      Water is generally lowered to just below the skimmer to ease the plugging and draining of the hoses, pipes and skimmer.

4.      Return Inlet: Remove directional (eyeball) and insert rubber or plastic winterizing plug from the inside of the pool. We recommend a #10 rubber plug or a Hayward SP1022C plug.

5.      Make sure the filter and pump pipes, hoses are drained of water. Please follow pump and filter manufacturers’ specific instructions for winterizing.

6.      Skimmer: Remove basket and weir. Insert gizzmo or styrofoam and/or winterizing plate to prevent ice from forming a solid block that could damage your skimmer. If using a gizzmo, the standard size is recommended for aboveground skimmers. For inground skimmers, the super Gizzmo will work best.

7.      Install aboveground winter cover by inserting beading on cover into bead track of your Metric coping. The cover bead track on the standard 2” coping is located on the exterior of the pool. The cover bead on the 4” coping is located on the interior of the pool, above the liner track. Excess cover material should be inside the pool and resting on the water. Add a little water on the cover in windy areas to hold the cover down. No air pillow or flotation is required in the middle of the pool.

8.      Check the level of the water under the cover after about one week, a good test for a slow leak in your liner.  “Ice Drop” occurs when water is lost during the winter, causing the water level to fall below the ice cap, which causes the ice cap to drop into the pool as it thaws, thereby damaging the pool walls and/or compression seams.

Properly installed and maintained salt systems are safe to use with Radiant Pools.

Keeping your pool’s water chemistry correct is very important for sanitation but is equally important to prevent pool wall corrosion.  Radiant Pool’s aluminum walls are extremely corrosion resistant, but all metals will exhibit corrosion over time if the pool’s chemistry is not maintained correctly.

We have found that salt systems require much more maintenance than traditional liquid/granule chlorine systems to keep pool chemistry at the correct levels.  Improperly installed and maintained salt systems will accelerate the corrosion process on pool walls.

If you are going to use a salt system, we recommend to test the ground for stray electricity, use a sacrificial anode, and test the water quality frequently.

  • All swimming pools, including Radiant Pools, must be installed in accordance with National Electric Code (NEC) to ensure safety and to help prevent corrosion.
  • Electricians should be familiar with the requirements of the NEC, as well as any local permitting requirements for swimming pool grounding.
  • An excellent resource on grounding exists at Trouble Free Pool, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit who displays no advertising on their site nor is their advice compromised by financial incentives. https://www.troublefreepool.com/wiki/index.php?title=Electrical_Bonding
  • Always defer to local codes and requirements, but 8 AWG bare copper wire is commonly connected to the anchor plates at multiple locations around the bottom of Radiant Pools as part of the bonding system.  Since these plates are bolted to the pool panels, they create a continuous path for bonding.  Additional steps are required to bond to the pool water, any metal objects within 5 feet of the pool, and to pump/heater and other pool equipment.

  • Metric Series Pools are designed to be installed aboveground, semi-inground, or fully inground.   More concrete is required for semi-inground or fully inground Metric installations than a standard aboveground installation.
  • Radiant Pools requires a minimum of 8” concrete collar around the entire pool if any point of the pool wall is 26” or greater in the ground.
  • A concrete collar is defined as a ring of concrete on the exterior of the pool wall, at the base of the pool wall.  The collar is 16″ wide and 8″ deep, usually equating to between 3 and 6 yards of concrete.
  • Since all thermoplacstic steps are required to be fully backfilled to the top of the pool wall, all Metric pools with thermoplastic steps require a concrete collar.
  • The concrete collar works in conjunction with a properly designed and installed drainage system to ensure the integrity of the swimming pool walls.

  • Proper drainage is incredibly important on all swimming pool installations.
  • Groundwater Management – Semi-inground and fully inground pools can be damaged by an inrush of groundwater.  In cases of extreme rain or a very high natural water table, groundwater can push against the pool walls enough to damage the walls.  The walls are especially susceptible to damage if the pool is left empty (never leave a pool without water).  The uphill run-off and accumulated groundwater should be redirected around the pool incorporating a French drain concept using a perforated drain pipe and water relief area away from the pool and other structures.
  • Exterior Corrosion Prevention – If standing water or wet soil is in contact with the exterior of the pool wall, corrosion may occur.  Aluminum does not “rust” since there is no iron in the material.  Although aluminum is extremely corrision resistant, all metals can corrode over time when exposed to water (except for nobel metals such as gold and platinum!).

  • Structural fill is required when backfilling.  Do not use expansive soil (e.g., clay).  Structural fill most commonly refers to earthen materials that are compacted to create a strong and stable base which would support a structure.  The makeup of structural fill varies regionally across the United States and Canada.
  • Backfill may go directly against a Radiant pool wall.
  • Backfill as the pool is filling with water, manually compacting every 8”-12” (Do not use compacting
    machinery.) Hand backfill around skimmers, lights and inlets. Be sure that piping is buried, but not crushed.
  • Although not recommended, if backfilling completely before pool is filled, the inside of the pool straight walls must be crossed braced at the top.