Nothing adds beauty, value and fun to a home like a pool. Similar to remodeling a kitchen or building on a room, the addition of a pool to your home is both exciting and intimidating. After all, the number of surfacing options and available providers can quickly make the process overwhelming.
Enter Fibre Tech. Our special resin is unlike any other on the market, and results in a smooth, long-lasting pool that eliminates many issues associated with other pool options. Below, we will explain how our resin fits in with our overall process. We will then touch on some other surfacing options before explaining the many advantages of Fibre Tech.
To understand the importance of our resin, first we need to take a step back to understand resin’s role in the pool resurfacing process.
· FibreLock Kote: After the initial preparation of the pool surface, a layer of FibreLock Kote is applied. This product is designed to lock seal any tiny pores in the pool’s surface while providing a strong cohesive bond. Next, the first layer of resin is applied.
· Fiberglass Mat: After the Fiberglass mat is laid, a second layer of resin is applied. This is followed by another check to ensure all air pockets and sharp points have been removed. Finally, a third layer of resin is used to give your pool a shiny, smooth look.
Popular Types of Liners:
· Vinyl Ester Resins: The traditional headaches of pool maintenance come with vinyl liner. Higher chemical use is needed to maintain water balance, and the liner is prone to algae. The life expectancy of this liner can vary from four to seven years.
· Painted Surfaces: While epoxy paint is cheapest option, it’s hardly a long-term solution. As with any paint, there’s the risk of chipping and peeling. If you’re concerned about the pool’s appearance, paint is also vulnerable to stains and blemishes.
· Marcite: Also called whitecoat or plaster, marcite is the oldest type of built-in pool. While the original marcite can have a life expectancy of around twenty years, a resurfacing will last less than ten. Furthermore, it’s susceptible to blemishes and stains. It’s rough, porous surface also makes it prone to algae, not to mention painful when someone slips.
· Aggregate: This mixture of plaster with quartz or pebbles is one of the most expensive options today. It shares the same disadvantages of marcite when it comes to algae growth and resistance to stains. While the finished product is an attractive pool surface, you need to consider the price of heavy chemical use for upkeep.
Advantages of Fibre Tech’s Resin
· Drying Time: Once the resurfacing process is completed, it only takes one hour to skin dry, and four hours for a complete cure dry.
· Less chemical use: We’ve become used to our swimming pools containing chemicals, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Fibre Tech’s resin reduces the amount of expensive chemicals needed in your pool.
· Less Algae Growth: The last thing any pool owner wants to deal with is algae. While causes can range from poor water circulation to contamination from someone’s bathing suit, it’s easy to forget that a porous surface makes it easier for algae to cling on and grow. Fibre Tech’s resin, as part of the overall resurfacing process, results in a smooth surface.
· Attractive Surface: For pool owners, an attractive pool surface is worth the initial cost and continual upkeep. Fibre Tech’s resin guarantees a smooth surface years after other options start to wear.
· Lifespan: While it’s been said before, Fibre Tech offers a twenty-five year limited warranty, far longer than other providers.