In a fiberglass pool, its surface is made of gelcoat, a liquid-coloured resin that is applied to the pool shell. Gelcoat is considered one of the most durable pool surfaces, typically lasting several decades, depending on maintenance, wear and tear, and the quality of the surface. Gelcoat is a specialized resin and is popular as a surface coating in the fabrication of fiberglass-based products. Gelcoat is a broad term used to describe a coloured resin that’s used on fibreglass pools and related surfaces.
Lifespan and maintenance needs: Both gelcoat and concrete plaster are very strong and durable, and you don’t have to worry about premature wear. Plaster requires a bit more maintenance than gelcoat due to possible algae presence.
Feel: The Gelcoat has a smooth texture at all points, but also has anti-slip technology that keeps it safe in the pool. Concrete plaster, on the other hand, is very rough and may require some care if small children regularly use it.
A primary benefit of fiberglass swimming pools is their high durability— inside and out. Both the structure and the surface of a high-quality fibreglass pool can last many years. The gelcoat on a fiberglass pool is intended to last the lifetime of the pool without needing to be replaced.
The expansion and contraction of water in the cold or heat may also apply stress pressure that would cause cracking on other types of pools. Fiberglass pools are much better able to resist such damage.
Concrete pools quickly become algae breeding grounds due to the porous plaster they are lined with.. This isn’t the case with fiberglass pools. The non-porous gel coat surface on a fiberglass pool is smooth and resistant to algae growth and won’t react negatively to chemicals commonly used to sanitize pool water.
The installation process for a concrete pool is about 2 to 3 months but nothing can top the speedy installation of a fiberglass pool. A fibreglass pool can often be set up and ready for decking in as little as 3 to 5 days, Do not forget to contact Orson Resins and Coatings India Today for more insights on resins for Swimming pools.