Leisure Pools manufactures each composite fiberglass swimming pool using Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Resin for each layer of the swimming pool construction*. As a result of using Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Resin for each layer of the swimming pool, Leisure Pools is able to offer a Lifetime Structural Warranty and Lifetime Structural Osmosis Warranty, making it the best available Warranty on the market today.
By way of background, standard fiberglass pools are made up of a number of layers being:
1. Gelcoat Color Layer;
2. Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Resin with Fiberglass Layer;
3. Structural Polyester Resin with Fiberglass Layer; and
4. Polyester Resin Finishing Layer
One of the key layers that have been introduced into fiberglass construction over the last 20 years has been the use of a Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Layer. Vinyl Ester Resin is a high performance resin that provides improved strength properties and inhibits water penetration into the laminate, a process commonly referred to as Osmosis.
Standard Pool Failures with Polyester Resin
Standard fiberglass pool manufacturers however only use Vinyl Ester Resin in one layer on the swimming pool as Vinyl Ester Resin is generally double the cost of a Polyester Resin, which is a cheaper resin used to provide bulk to the swimming pool. Unfortunately, even with this one layer of Vinyl Ester Resin, Osmosis has still on occasion appeared and swimming pools have on occasion failed using this standard manufacturing method. This may be because manufacturers have attempted to use as little Vinyl Ester Resin as possible.
A swimming pool is a large investment, so in order to eliminate the risk of failure, Leisure Pools do not take any short cuts and have a patent pending that will sanction Leisure Pools as the only company able to offer a composite fiberglass swimming pool with a full Vinyl Ester Resin Construction.
*Except the gelcoat color layer.