Updated: Mar 16, 2021
So far in this article series, you have learned a lot about how fiberglass pools are made. You have learned about the mold, you have learned about the gel coat, you have learned about blister protection and in this article, you are going to learn how the pool is built up with strength using polyester chop.
At the end of this article, you are going to know 3 important things: What polyester chop is, where it is placed on your pool, how it is applied to your pool, and the standards for the resins used in producing a River Pool.
When we are talking about building the bulk of your pool to give it strength and flexibility we are talking about the 3rd layer of your fiberglass pool behind the Gelcoat and the Vinyl Ester Resin Layer. This 3rd layer is built up using chopped fiberglass with polyester resin.
To do this topic any justice you really need to see it with your own eyes. So let's pick up with Cristian at the new River Pools Plant to go over this process in better detail. Let's face it who wants to read this when they can watch a quick video anyway.