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Behind The Pool

The Power of Fiberglass

Fiberglass has revolutionized the process of adding a pool to your yard. Gone are the months of waiting for your pool to be installed. A custom fiberglass pool can be installed in less than 3 weeks, start to finish. That means more time for you and your family to enjoy their new pool!

That't not the only advantage of fiberglass pools though. All of our pools are guaranteed for lifetime. They are also easier to maintain, requiring less chemicals and less maintenance. Fiberglass pools also have a smooth touch finish that can reduce or elminate many of the scrapes and scratches that a traditional pool can cause.

Read below to learn more about our amazing fiberglass pools.

  1. Prepare the mold so that the pool easily separates from the mold to give the pool a better quality finish
  2. Our standard gel-coat, the premium Crystite®, or the Diamond Series finish is added, which has a 20-year warranty. Our Crystite® finish is available in 86,400,000 unique colors.
  3. Vinyl Ester Resin is then added to provide the greatest impact resistance, blister protection, and give the gel-coat, Crystite® or Diamond Series finish a gorgeous profile.
  4. Additional layers of Vinyl Ester Resin and hand laid fiberglass are strategically placed for durability and strength.
  5. The heart of every Viking pool is the ceramic core, which is sandwiched between protective layers of specially designed resin and fiberglass. The ceramic core adds a greater strength to the pool walls and provides enhanced water resistance.
  6. Fiberglass is hand-laid across the pool to complete the important corrosion barrier to enhance durability. Additional layers of chopped fiberglass are added. When combined with the hand laid fiberglass it provides additional strength.
  7. Honeycomb vertical supports are added to help support the walls during the installation process. The closed beam construction is then completed to strengthen the coping around the pool and allow for easier lifting of the pool. Chains are also secured around the pool for easy unloading and setting.
  8. The completed pool is lifted off the mold.
  9. The pool is then detailed according to specifications for a spectacular finish.
  10. Pool is loaded onto the truck and ready for delivery.

Viking Pools manufactures an impeccable product with unsurpassed service and a lifetime warranty. In addition to various pool styles and sizes, Viking offers more options than any other pool manufacturer with features like perimeter tile, inlaid tile, tile mosaics, Crystite® pool finishes, built-in water features like cascades and streams, fiber optic and LED lighting, and in-floor cleaning systems to provide you with a superior pool that compliments your home and your lifestyle. Viking makes owning a pool a lifetime of pleasure and enjoyment.

Four-Layer Construction and Ceramic Core Means Superior Strength

Viking Pools manufactures a superior product that is unlike any other pool in the world. Viking combines premium raw materials and a unique ten-stage manufacturing process, known as A.C.P.® (Advanced Composite Pool), to create a pool of unsurpassed appearance and performance. With over two decades of research, development, and innovation, Viking builds a pool that leads the industry well into the 21st century.

Viking's state-of-the-art four-layer construction begins with durable, high-polished material. The primary application of Gel Coat or Viking's unique Crystite is applied to give the pool a gorgeous, non-porous finish. This smooth finish is non-abrasive to the skin and swim wear and is more resistant to algae than other types of pools. Viking's non-porous finish resists the problems associated with unbalanced water chemistry, requiring less chemical maintenance, labor, and electric, saving you time and money. The second layer is Viking's Vinyl Ester Resin, which is combined with fiberglass to provide the greatest impact resistance and optimum blister protection available. This Viking created formula became the benchmark of the fiberglass pool industry. In the heart of every Viking pool is an exclusive ceramic core layer that adds a greater strength to the pool walls and provides enhanced water resistance. The final stage of every Viking pool is specially designed resin and hand laid fiberglass.

Viking's pools withstand drastic temperature changes and resist freeze-thaw climates, and Viking is the only pool manufacturer that offers an earthquake warranty. Viking Pools takes great pride in manufacturing a quality product using the latest technology to lead the way in the fiberglass pool industry.

Fiberglass Pools

Pros

Quick installation. Permanent home improvement that can be customized to compliment your home and your lifestyle. Proven product with factory controlled quality. Flexural strength that prevents cracking in freeze-thaw climates. 17 times stronger than concrete. Smooth finish means no skin abrasions. Non-porous surface resists the problems associated with imbalanced water chemistry, requiring less chemical maintenance, labor, and electric and is algae resistant. Most pool options available perimeter tile, inlaid tile, tile mosaics, pool finishes, built-in water features like cascades and streams, fiber optic and LED lighting, and in-floor cleaning systems.

Cons

Limited size and shapes.

Eco-Awareness

Fiberglass pools act as a natural insulator, requiring less electric/gas to heat the pool. Algae is less prone to attach to the smooth surface of a fiberglass pool, requiring less chemicals and maintenance.

Billable Maintenance

Chemicals, Electric Cost

Maintenance Cost for 10 Years: $4,200

Concrete Pools

Pros

Unlimited design capabilities. Permanent home improvement.

Cons

4-8 week installation by subleased contractors. Concrete shows through around the pool's etching (edge). The surface is rough and abrasive and also stains and discolors easily. Porous surface is a breeding ground for algae and other micro-bacteria. Cracks in freeze-thaw climates and requires acid washing and replastering. High maintenance; monthly pool service required, excessive use of chemicals and electricity.

Eco-Awareness

Acid baths emit fumes into the atmosphere. Re-plastered waste adds to our landfills.

Billable Maintenance

Chemicals, Electric Cost, Acid Baths, Re-plastering, New Tile, Pool Service

Maintenance Cost for 10 Years: $16,950

Due to the non-porous finish of our pools, fewer chemicals are needed because algae is less prone to attach to smoother surfaces. Additionally, less cleaning will have to be performed using automatic pool cleaners saving electricity. When automatic pool cleaners are used, the time it takes to clean the pool will be reduced saving additional energy.

As fiberglass pools do not rely on steel panels or steel mesh/rebar for structure, they do not have the potential to leech chemicals and rust back into the groundwater as a more conventional constructed pool would.

Fiberglass pools in general act as a natural insulator. Your filter and heater will potentially run dramatically less than equipment on vinyl/gunite pools. Depending on the climate and size of the pool, a homeowner can save up to $225.00 per month on their pool maintenance with our pools versus other types of pools (vinyl/gunite). With more and more people concerned about our environment, our Eco-Friendly pools are already the pool of tomorrow. Not only do our pools use less chemicals and energy, our pools never need to be re-plastered, nor do they have a liner to replace – thus resulting in less waste in our landfills.

In 1991, Viking Pools introduced its Crystite® finishes to the North American market. At that time, no other US manufacturer was offering any other colors except White and Light Blue. In fact, up until about four years ago (2006) almost no other manufacturer producing pools in the United States offered anything but White and Light Blue.

In the nineteen (19) years since the introduction of Crystite®, Viking Pools has manufactured, and our dealer base has installed, over 40,000 Crystite® swimming pools. The performance of the Crystite® finish has been outstanding relative to fading and durability.

Because of that exceptional performance over the past 19 years and the additional accelerated weather testing that has been performed to ASTM standards, Viking Pools offers a 20-Year surface warranty on all of its Crystite® and Diamond Series™ fiberglass composite swimming pools.

Viking's Crystite® and Diamond Series™ finishes are a complex formulation of layered gel coats, colored flakes, sparkles and colored resins. The specific formulations create an available color palette with actual three-dimensional depth which transfers more light and color back into the pool water than other colored finishes.

As the largest manufacturer of fiberglass composite swimming pools in North America, Viking has produced more colored fiberglass composite pools than all other US manufacturers combined. You can enjoy peace of mind in your backyard knowing that your product is backed by the industry leading 20-year surface and Lifetime structural warranties.

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ALL OF OUR MANUFACTURED POOLS COME WITH A

LIFETIME GUARANTEE

Eeach and every one of our pools is covered by a lifetime warranty for the pool stucture. This means that if for any reason the fiberglass shell cracks, chips, breakes or otherwise can no longer hold water then the pool will be repaired at no cost to you!

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