Our experience has shown that our pools are particularly winter and harsh weather resistant. This is not surprising, since treated pine is a wood species that is sturdier than cedar.


Compared to Pacific red cedar, treated pine is:

  • 31% harder
  • 30% more rupture resistant
  • 47% more shock resistant

Natural cedar, a wood species commonly used in pool construction, is not as sturdy as some manufacturers claim. Moreover, these manufacturers do not usually use the heart of the wood exclusively; they also use the outer part of the trunk (sapwood), which is prone to rot when it comes into contact with soil.1

1 Canadian Wood Council


The wood we use is pressure treated using a new ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary) green process that poses no danger to human health or to the environment and does not contaminated water. This new process is also called “alkaline copper preservative composite”. The non-toxic and green ACQ process should not be confused with the toxic CCA process.

This preservation technology, which is the basis for ACQ treated wood, has been used commercially in throughout Europe, Asia and the United States since 1991. It is also used in the construction of pressure-treated structures for playgrounds, picnic tables, terraces, patios, docks, etc.

For more information about this process:

Full certification by the Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA):

Web site of the manufacturer of the wood preservative formulation ACQ. The ecological impacts of the process are cover on this site:

Canadian Wood Council


Consult our FAQ in order to make an informed choice before you purchase your pool.