Fiberglass Pools — A Proper Look At The Manufacturing Process

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Pools made from fiberglass are not totally curvy structures. They will never look like those curvy plastic bowls. Rather, it’s a structure made from a single piece fiberglass material. That’s where the shine and class lies. Comparing the structure with a vinyl liner pool, then the later comes with metal or plastic wall panels, vermiculite or grout pool bottom, and vinyl liner on top of the structure. Now, if you look into a concrete pool, it comes with a cage of steel bars being encased in concrete covered plaster. Comparing these three products, the best option would be definitely pools made from fiberglass since they are less complicated to build and promise better lasting scenarios. These pools comprise of shells having six different layers of fiberglass being melded together.


Pools made of fiberglass are basically constructed from a mold in the factory. That’s the primary reason behind the non-availability of much customization options in regards to shape and size. There is not much option when it comes to fiberglass pool designs. The molds are basically made from fiberglass and then reinforced with the steel bars. A nice looking fiberglass swimming pool will feature bright red-orange or blue-yellow mold underneath followed by a layer of pool shell over the top of it. No type of construction of the shell inside the mold is carried out.


Questions to ask the manufacturer prior to the pool molding process

·         Is steel being reinforced to make the mold stronger and durable?

·         Is the mold perfectly leveled and true to the condition?

·       What type of finishing style does the mold have? Is it smooth enough?


The Gel coating

Once the pool is in the ground and ready for swimming purpose, it’s the inside finishing part that remains visible before the users. Speaking about the inside coating, it’s basically a certain kind of gel coating being applied that hardens through the process of polymerization. Because of this, the coating is often referred to as gel coating.

The gel coat promises the highest form of durability and super smooth structure. It’s also algae resistant that help in maintaining the quality of the product for a longer duration without the need for high maintenance.


Focusing on the resin

Whenever we apply chopped fiberglass, the process is done through mixing it with either polyester resin or vinyl ester resin. The presence of resin works wonders for the situation. It works as a great adhesive to stick the fiberglass pieces to the surrounding layers of the pool shell. The resin acts as a glue to the fiberglass’s paper. Once mixed properly and applied together, it will help in keeping the pool shell remains in best of shape with perfect support.


Fiberglass pools  go through two different stages of manufacturing and installation. Unlike the vinyl liner or concrete pools that are constructed while being installed, the fiberglass counterparts are actually made in the factory. Then, the pool shell is being transported to the site and installed in a few weeks’ time. Due to this reason, the installation process is also shorter than other options available.

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