How It’s Done: Building a Fiberglass Pool Shell - part 2

Step 2 - Adding the vinyl ester and woven fabric

Once the gel coat has been applied, multiple layers of vinyl ester and woven glass fabric are added to give the pool shell the waterproof barrier and extra stability and durability.  The vinyl ester resins used by Tallman Pools are extremely resistant to even the strongest chemicals.  Not one, but two layers of the 24 oz. glass cloth are added across the perimeter of the pool shell.  This extra layer of fabric, uncommon amongst most fiberglass pool shell manufacturers, gives this particular brand of fiberglass pool shell added reinforcement and the utmost structural integrity.  Pictures below are of the glass fabric being hand-laid across the pool shell and the vinyl ester resins being shot along the perimeter of the pool …

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