What Is A (Pool) Laminate?

In terms of swimming pools, laminate refers to the layers of material that make up a fiberglass swimming pool. The laminate is made from fiberglass, which is a blend of plastic reinforced with glass.

The glass and plastic material can be woven into flexible sheets perfect for forming into different shapes, like swimming pools.

Fiberglass swimming pools are made up of many layers of laminate material, which are arranged in different directions and patterns to create a final product that’s lightweight and durable with a contoured shape.

Once the lamination of the pool is complete, the manufacturer usually sprays a gel coat top layer to provide a uniform color, smooth finish, and protection for the fiberglass shell beneath it.