|Materials||High-performance glass-reinforced polymer. 30 year track record.||Basic cement binder with stone aggregate.|
|Corrosion Resistance||Surface unaffected by pool water/chemicals.||Water attacks the surface.|
|Structural Strength||Repairs cracks and has crack bridging properties. Glass fiber acts as reinforcement.||Will readily crack and leak.|
Not a structural material.
|Black algae & Rebar Stains||Smooth surface inhibits algae penetration Rebar stains cannot appear.||Coarse texture promotes algae growth. Rebar stains appear|
|Aesthetics||Aesthetics retention over life of surface.|
Pool always looks clean and inviting.
Loss of pool appeal.
|Roughness||An easily cleaned smooth surface.||Loss of aggregate makes pool very rough.|
|Life Expectancy||A corrosion resistant product with a 20 year service life. Verified under field conditions.||Not corrosion resistant so deteriorates rapidly. Basic cement binder with stone aggregate. Breakdown inevitable.|
|Commercial Pool Use||Most widely used material for commercial pools.||Not recommended. Drawbacks recognized by facility owners.|
|Commercial Spas||Most often used for hot commercial spas. Will not deteriorate.||Rapid deterioration in hot spas. Spa gets rough and stained. Black algae infestation.|
|Aquatic Consultants||Specified by Aquatic Consultants for use in commercial aquatic facilities.||Never specified.|
|Warranty||Material Performance warranty provided, that addresses long-term surface issues. Meaningful application warranty provided.||No performance warranty offered as the material is inherently flawed. A hollow warranty that does not address material shortcomings.|