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Leisure Pools Composite Armour TM

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Leisure Pools Composite Armour™ is totally new technology in composite swimming pool manufacturing. This patented technology is designed to significantly reinforce the composite swimming pool with a strategically integrated laminate that consists of a blend of Dupont™ Kevlar®, Carbon Fiber and Basalt Fiber. We call it our Core of Strength. By using Composite Armour™ in the pool shell laminate, we have been able to achieve tremendous improvement in flexural and tensile strength compared with normally constructed fiberglass pools. Leisure Pools patented Composite Armour™ is available on the entire Leisure Pools range of swimming pools. Testing shows that a Leisure Pools Composite Armour™ Full Vinyl Ester Resin Swimming Pool is 111% stronger than a standard fiberglass swimming pool.
So why is it important to have improved flexural and tensile strengths? Well, with changing weather conditions we are exposed to greater extremes of weather from floods one year to droughts the next. As a result, when we have floods the ground swells and when we have droughts the ground contracts. As a result, anything installed in the ground is exposed to extremes of ground movement. Leisure Pools have recognised this and with the use of the Composite Armour™ Core of Strength we are providing additional flexural and tensile strength properties through the use of high performance fibers such as DuPont™ Kevlar®, Carbon Fiber and Bassalt Fiber to better withstand these ground movement changes. Remember, it is all about safeguarding your investment both in the swimming pool shell itself and all of the investment you make in finishing the area around the swimming pool with paving, decking and landscaping. DuPont™ Kevlar® is a registered trademark of DuPont™


Vinyl Ester Resin vs Polyester Resin Leisure Pools has a patent pending to be the only composite fiberglass swimming pool manufacturer to use Vinyl Ester Resin for each layer after the gelcoat color layer. Standard fibreglass swimming pool manufacturers may use one layer of Vinyl Ester Resin and then multiple layers of cheaper polyester resin in order to reduce overall build costs. So what are the differences between Vinyl Ester Resin compared to a Polyester Resin: Vinyl Ester Resin Polyester Resin High quality expensive resin Cheapest resin available High corrosion resistance Poor corrosion resistance High strength properties Poor strength properties High resistance to micro fracturing Poor resistance to micro fracturing High resistance to shrinkage Poor resistance to shrinkage There are numerous technical websites that will go into detail regarding the respective resin and given the investment of a swimming pool it is worth spending 5-10 minutes to do your own research.

Full Vinyl Ester resin construction

Leisure Pools manufactures each composite fiberglass swimming pool using Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Resin for each layer of the swimming pool construction (except the gelcoat color layer). As a result of using Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Resin for each layer of the swimming pool Leisure Pools is able to offer a Lifetime Structural Warranty and Lifetime Structural Osmosis Warranty, making it the best available Warranty on the market today. By way of background, standard fiberglass pools are made up of a number of layers being: 1. Gelcoat Color Layer 2. Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Resin with Fiberglass Layer 3. Structural Polyester Resin with Fiberglass Layer 4. Polyester Resin Finishing Layer One of the key layers that have been introduced over the last 20 years has been the use of a Corrosive Resistant Vinyl Ester Layer. Vinyl Ester Resin is a high performance resin that provides improved strength properties and inhibits water penetration into the laminate, which is commonly referred to as osmosis. Standard Pool Failures with Polyester Resin Standard fiberglass pool manufacturers however only use Vinyl Ester Resin as one layer on the swimming pool as Vinyl Ester Resin is generally double the cost of a Polyester Resin, which is a cheaper resin used to provide bulk to the swimming pool. Unfortunately, even with this one layer of Vinyl Ester Resin, osmosis has still on occasion appeared and swimming pools have on occasion failed using this standard manufacturing method. This may have been because manufacturers attempt to use as little Vinyl Ester Resin as possible given it is generally double the cost of the cheaper Polyester Resin. A swimming pool is a large investment so in order to eliminate the risk of failure Leisure Pools do not take any short cuts and have a Patent Pending to be the only company able to offer a composite fiberglass swimming pool with a full Vinyl Ester Resin Construction.
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