What is the difference between a polypropylene swimming pool and foil, steel or ceramic ones?
Polypropylene swimming pools are made of plastic, to be more specific, of 6 mm and 8 mm polypropylene plates. These basins are to a great extent resistant to devastation and weather conditions. They do not require complicated or advanced earthworks which considerably shortens the time of delivery.
Ceramic swimming pools take a lot of work and money. First a reinforced monolith basin is prepared. To ensure leak-tightness of the basin we use proper sealing compounds. The basin needs to reach certain level of hardness before the ceramic (tiles or mosaic) will be laid. Taking it into consideration, it is recommended to wait up to 6 months until the basin reaches its hardness. This kind of swimming pools requires using only materials designed for pools (tiles, mosaic, construction chemicals). In our climate conditions, we most often advise that ceramic pools should be built indoors.
The basin which will be filled with foil needs special preparation. Usually the basin is made of concrete blocks (depending on size or changing depth, the basin can also be made of concrete). It is crucial that the walls and the bottom of the tank remain as smooth and even as possible. Thus, it is common to use self-levelling compounds. The basin is separated from the foil by geotextile layer. The last step is mounting and sealing the foil. We use DLW or ALKORPLAN swimming pool foils having a thickness of 1,5 mm. Foils are available in a variety of colours.