Fiberglass pool manufacturers
There are a lot of fiberglass pool manufacturers out there, but we think Viking is the best. Here at Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., we work exclusively with Viking. We’re Michigan’s number one pool builder, and part of our great reputation come from working with the best of the fiberglass pool manufacturers – Viking.
Viking fiberglass pool manufacturers
Viking Pools was founded in 1975 by a man named Alan Stahl. One of the qualities that make Viking the best of the fiberglass pool manufacturers is their drive to create new technologies. For instance, Viking now offers A.C.P., or the Advanced Composite Pool.
The A.C.P. employs layers of high-quality materials that give these pools added strength. Fiberglass is layered against a ceramic core, a layer of vinyl ester resin, and a final layer of finish. The result is a pool that is 78 percent stronger than regular fiberglass pools and 33 percent thicker. The Vantage in-floor cleaning system enables these pools to be self-cleaning. Viking Pools also are able to be lined with inlaid tile. It costs more, but it looks absolutely spectacular. If you can afford it, a tiled pool is a luxurious item which will be a joy to live with, and which will help fetch a significantly higher price for your home if you should decide to sell.
Other manufacturers typically offer only a 25-year warranty, while Viking offers a lifetime warranty. Viking can afford to be generous with their warranty offers, because their pools are simply more durable than other fiberglass pools. In addition to adding greater strength, the A.C.P.’s ceramic core also adds another layer of waterproofing.
Swimming pool construction
The swimming pool construction of Viking fiberglass pools is superior to that of their competitors. As Michigan’s top-ranked builder of in-ground pools, we here at Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., have the leverage to work with any manufacturer we want. We choose to work with Viking exclusively, because everything from their warranty to their swimming pool construction is simply the best.
Viking swimming pool construction
One thing that makes Viking pools great is closed beam coping. This type of coping is unusual and results in a far stronger pool. Viking swimming pool construction also includes a ceramic core. The importance of this ceramic core cannot be overstated. The ceramic is layered in between a protective layer of resin (vinyl ester resin) and a layer of fiberglass.
Simply put, this layer of ceramic makes Viking pools stronger – 78 percent stronger than standard fiberglass pool, in fact. The Flexular strength of a Viking pool is 41,976 pounds per square inch. The Flexular strength of a typical fiberglass pool is 23,500 pounds per square inch. Perhaps this explains why most pool companies offer a 25-year warranty, and Viking offers a lifetime warranty.
Another terrific thing about Viking’s construction is the finish. Viking pools can be finished in Crystite, a finish which they developed in 1995. Crystite costs more than the standard gel coat finish, but it provides a beautifully natural look. In 1996, Viking’s ever-improving technology allowed for the creation of pools finished with inlaid tile.