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Ceramic Core

In the mid 90's, Compass Pools introduced ceramic composite technology to the swimming pool industry and it quickly became accepted technology around the world. For decades now, Compass Pools have been recognised as world leaders and innovators in this market.

Their patented technology dramatically improves the pool’s structural integrity and is the reason Compass Pools can offer all customers the confidence of a solution that will suit their specific site conditions.

The secret to the success and durability of a Compass Pool is its patented ceramic composite design

The Compass Pools research and development team set about finding new ways to make a pool that was so tough and reliable that they could offer customers peace of mind with an extended structural guarantee and enhanced interior surface guarantee. When they started their research in the early 90's it was widely accepted that the proper use of vinyl ester resin in the manufacturing process would greatly improve a pool shell’s inherent water resistance. That’s because vinyl ester resin is 50 times less susceptible to hydrolysis by water than polyester resin (the other main resin type typically used in fibreglass pool construction).

However, Compass decided that it was important to look beyond industry standards and were seeking a new method that allowed them to manufacture a fibreglass composite pool for our customers that was designed to last longer.

And so, with a great deal of research, they developed a technology which blended vinyl ester resin with ceramic microspheres. This breakthrough resulted in a light-weight composite core that significantly improved our fibreglass pool’s structure and performance. Similar composite materials are used in the aerospace industry, and in the construction of high-performance trains and high-performance racing boats. In our case, the application of this blend of ceramic microspheres and vinyl ester resin also required us to specially modify our fibreglass spraying equipment, which formed part of our patented method.

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Ceramic Core

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