How It’s Done: Building a Fiberglass Pool Shell - part 3

Step 3 - Strengthening the Stress Points

In addition to the standard layering of the fiberglass cloth that is added throughout the entire pool shell, additional layers of the special material are added on the stress points throughout the pool.  Extra cut pieces of the glass fabric are added to the step areas, as well as to coping areas and any benches, seats, or swim-outs along any of the pool shells.  These extra layers ensure added strength and sturdiness along points of the pool where one would walk or sit.  Pictures below are of the actual material being cut, as well as the fiberglass cloth being applied to the stress points, with the vinyl ester …

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