How It’s Done: Building a Fiberglass Pool Shell - part 1

In another installment of our “How It’s Done” series, we will show you how a fiberglass pool shell is actually constructed.  We are the Charlotte area dealer for Custom Fiberglass Pools (aka Tallman Pools).  Their office and plant are located in Jonesboro, Georgia, just south of Atlanta.  On site, they build all of the fiberglass pool shells that have been delivered and installed, and could be installed in your backyard.  Over the next series of posts, we will show you step by step how a fiberglass pool shell is built, and the quality with which Tallman uses in their construction.  With their brand of pool shells, you can feel confident that you are getting one of the most well-built, sturdiest pool shells in the industry …

Step 1 - Applying the gel coat finish

Each pool shell that is offered has a mold.  The first step to constructing a new pool shell is to apply the gel coat finish - this can either be in the Pearl White finish or the Diamond Tech color finish.  As seen in the pictures below, with a spray gun, the gel coat finish is being applied to the mold to create the first layer.  36 mils of coating are applied in this step, giving an extremely sturdy base of gel coat …

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