What Is a Pool Bond Beam?

A pool bond beam is a structural feature of inground swimming pools that reinforces the forces the ground exerts on the pool. Pool bond beams are also known as locking collars or hodges.

Beyond helping to reinforce the pool’s structure, bond beams also provide a smooth transition between the pool and the patio or lawn.

Without a bond beam, shifts in the earth below and around the pool could cause cracking or warping of the pool.