1The first layer of material is a marine grade of ISO/NPG gel coat, which is applied to the approximate thickness of 30 mils, and then allowed to begin its curing process.
2The next layer of material is made up of 100% vinyl ester resin, reinforced with fiberglass in a chopped strand form. This layer is commonly known as the skin coat or vapor barrier.
3Next comes four (4) layers of fiberglass, made up of a layer of 1-1/2 ounces of chopped strand mat, twenty-four ounce woven roving, and again the mat and woven roving. These layers are put in place by hand with numerous strategically placed overlap ridges, further reinforcing the pool structure from side to side.
4Pool models with long, straight walls will then have those areas further strengthened with another layer of mat, a panel of reinforcement, a layer of mat, and a layer of woven roving.
5Now a curved structural form is placed all the way around what will be the underside of the lip of the pool, and encased within two (2) more layers of fiberglass, again of mat and woven roving. This is done around the perimeter, at the coping, to provide additional rigidity. The lip of the pool is not boxed in, as this prevents the lip of the pool from being encapsulated in the concrete as the deck is poured. This process secures the pool shell to the surrounding concrete deck.
6Within the above layers, we have hidden additional fiberglass and/or carbon fiber, which is a proprietary part of Aloha’s pools.
7The above process is a one-day event. Typically the pool will remain on the mold for several days, allowing further curing, before removing from the mold.
8The pool is lifted off of the production mold and placed on above-ground supports, the outer edge of the pool is trimmed, and fittings are applied. If waterline tile is ordered, it is applied at this time.
9Your pool is loaded on a trailer and shipped to you to be installed by your contractor.