Fort Wayne Pools is a division of Latham International, the world’s largest manufacturer of inground packaged pool components. Fort Wayne Pools has been manufacturing swimming pool components in America’s heartland for more than 35 years.

Their industry recognized brands include the Sterling™ steel pool and the Elite™ polymer pool. They are a leading manufacturer of pool wall systems, braces, coping, steps, spillover spas, and vinyl liners.

The Elite Pool

The Elite Pool system from Fort Wayne Pools is simply the best and strongest polymer pool system in the industry. Our structural polymer molding process allows us to produce a wall panel with thick, rugged walls that are, in many ways, as strong as steel and impervious to corrosion. That means it will not rust or oxidize over time. In fact, we're so confident of that strength, we offer a lifetime warranty on the pool wall structure.

A Wall of Strength

The wall panels and braces make up the primary components of the Elite Pool system.


Made of structural polymer like that used in sports equipment and army tanks, the Elite wall panels have unrivaled strength. The design of the wall panels, in addition to the polymer material itself, also contributes to that durability.

Vertical, horizontal and diagonal ribs are built into the back of each wall panel, and the Elite Pool has three times the ribbing compared with competitors' panels. Our pool system is engineered so that all the components fit together perfectly.

Braces for Support

Supporting the panels and your decking are the braces – part of the patented Reliance® deck support system. Polymer braces are attached directly to the wall panels every three to six feet. When filled with concrete, these braces create a pillar support system similar to the kind used to support bridges. The braces ensure that your pool retains its shape and prevents your deck from sinking.

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