Here are some answers to questions we are commonly asked about Aqualux pool interiors.
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 for inground swimming pools – ie pools that have walls and a floor or a shell – and the Aqualux is installed over the top of the pool structure, as a waterproofing finish.
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 shell 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.