Answers to some common questions
What IS Aqualux?
Aqualux is a PVC membrane. Manufactured from an enhanced polymer compound, it is pre-formed to provide an attractive, durable and flexible finish to domestic and commercial swimming pools.
What’s the difference between Aqualux and a standard pool liner?
Often, when someone in Australia talks about a pool liner, they are referring to an above ground pool. An above ground pool is generally a frame which relies on a pool liner to hold the water – ie the frame has no walls. These liners are generally .30 to .50mm thick, and have a life expectancy of 12 months to 8 years, depending on quality.
An Aqualux pool finish is .75mm thick, and is for inground swimming pools. (Ie pools that are traditionally installed below the ground, and have walls and a floor. The Aqualux is installed over the top of the pool structure, as an alternative to tiles, paint or a rendered finish.
Aqualux has been made to the same, secret receipe which has been used in Australia since the 1970’s. While there are some cheap, imitation liner products in the market, don’t be fooled. They may look the same to the naked eye – but as with all ‘knock off’ products, the differences are in what you don’t see.
Aqualux is made from premium quality virgin PVC material, and is coloured with premium quality, specialist pigments. Sanitised for total hygiene, Aqualux actually inhibits green algae growth, bacteria and fungus, and is naturally imune to things like blackspot.
Unlike ‘copy cat’ products, every batch of Aqualux is rigorously tested to ensure durability, stretch, abrasian resistance, colour consistency, UV resistance and bacterial resistance.
Something in our pool is making us itchy. It’s a fibreglass pool – and apparently needs to be resurfaced.
It sounds like a case of ‘glass in the pool’. When a fibreglass pool shell gets to a certain age and starts to break down, it can start to splinter, and leave microscopic traces of fibreglass in the water. It’s incredibly itchy, and can be very expensive to fix.
We believe the most economical, and most effective way to manage a fibreglass shell that is breaking down is to resurface it with Aqualux.
The shell of my fibreglass pool has cracked. What’s the best way to fix it?
You’ve got 4 options when a fibreglass pool cracks. You can repair it with fibreglass, patch it, replace it or line it. To establish which solution is best for your situation, find out why the shell has cracked. If the shell cracked because of a one-off event (such as a piece of heavy equipment being dropped it it), then fibreglass patching will be fine.
If the cracking was caused by ground movement, then a pool liner or Aqualux will be the most effective method, as it will prevent leakage should the cracking re-occur.
Can my dog swim in the pool if we have an Aqualux finish?
As long as your dog can get in and out of the pool easily without clawing or biting at the Aqualux finish, there should not be a problem. However, we know that some dogs can have extremely sharp nails – if yours falls into this category, it would be sensible to file sharp nails to a smooth edge before letting them in the pool.