A successful pool window installation involves two processes. The concrete, stainless, or other rebate substrate first must be properly sealed with a compatible product. Secondly, a flexible silicone seal must be used to glaze the acrylic pool transparency to the rebate.
The concrete, stainless, or other rebate substrate first must be properly sealed with a compatible product. Usually this is accomplished by applying a cementitious waterproofing compound that when cured provides an impermeable membrane. Selection and application is paramount, incompatible or poorly applied products will cause separation that results in a leak.
Most hydro-transparency installers offer only one solution for waterproofing sealants. At AcrylicPools.com we offer two solutions for glazing pool transparencies.
Our slow-setting glazing solution is considered the industry standard. However, the limitation of this glazing option is the cure time prior to static water testing. Under optimal conditions this glazing solution will require between 3 to 6 weeks.
The second solution is a rapid curing product requiring 24 hours to 48 hours in optimal conditions. This product is more expensive, but is an ideal choice for accelerated installation schedules.
At acrylicpools.com we offer five unique service packages. Each package has a different pricing structure.
Package 1 – Industry standard silicone.
Package 2 – Industry standard silicone with cementitious rebate waterproofing.
Package 3 – Rapid-cure silicone.
Package 4 – Rapid-cure silicone with cementitious rebate waterproofing.
Package 5 – DIY “Do It Yourself”: For those who wish to perform pool window installation on their own, we will provide materials along with detailed instructions for slow-setting silicone.