The Thursday Pools Composite Sandwich of Awesomeness

Multiple layers of strength results in the most durable fiberglass pool in the industry today.

There’s nothing like a really great artisan-crafted sandwich. An awesome composite of ingredients, plentiful and evenly layered. Every ingredient has a purpose and makes the end-result better. It’s stacked just right. Every inch of it is perfect, from one end to the other.

Sounds fabulous right?

You know what else is fabulous? A brand new, artisan-crafted fiberglass inground pool. So, let’s think of a fiberglass pool shell like a sandwich.

Creating a hero

Not all sandwiches are created equal. Not enough meat or flimsy bread affects the structure of the sandwich. Too few ingredients, or badly balanced ingredients will cause a sandwich fail as well. But the perfect combination and balance of ingredients elevates the whole sandwich to “hero” status. The same is true for fiberglass pools. So, that’s the approach that Thursday Pools takes when they handcraft their fiberglass pool shells. They’re creating “heroes” every time with their Composite Sandwich of Awesomeness technique.

Let’s take a look at how they do it.

Gathering the best ingredients

Thursday Pools is the only ISO 9001 certified manufacturer in the fiberglass pool industry. This means theyve completed a rigorous certification process in which they agree to meet international quality standards in both raw materials and production methods.

So, the first step in creating the Composite Sandwich of Awesomeness is gathering the best ingredients. Thursday Pools uses Owens Corning fiberglass, which is sourced exclusively in Northern America. To comply with the ISO 9001 standards, quality assurance tests are conducted throughout the entire manufacturing process. At every step along the way, data is measured, recorded and analyzed.

Applying the first layer

Think of a pool mold as the foundation to the sandwich. Once the mold is created, its first stop is the gel station. The top gel coat of the pool is applied first. During this process, the pool makers are constantly checking the thickness to be sure it meets their high quality standards. Once the gel coat is complete, a vinyl ester barrier coat is applied.

durable fiberglass poolThe rest of the sandwich

Now that the surface of the pool is complete, the laminate schedule begins, and the “Composite Sandwich of Awesomeness” gets built. Using a combination of layers of resin, chopped fiberglass and hand-laid woven roving fiberglass along with a honeycomb core, Thursday Pools creates a total of nine carefully and strategically places layers that create 360 degrees of strength. Through years of testing and a commitment to continuous improvement, Thursday pools has developed the most durably crafted fiberglass pools in the industry.

What does all this mean to pool buyers?

It means that you can be sure of your investment. You can trust that you are getting the best fiberglass pool in the industry, and you will have many years to create lasting memories with friends and family.

About Thursday Pools

In our fiberglass pool manufacturing facility in Fortville, Indiana, we create the world’s thickest, strongest, most durable, lowest maintenance and finely crafted fiberglass pools. In addition to our  ISO 9001 certification, we are also ISO 14001 certified, which means we are as committed to environmental stewardship as we are to quality.

Thursday Pools is proud to introduce our latest innovation, the world’s first sunken living room fiberglass pool, which will be available to order in 2020. And our world’s first beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pools are now available in two designs; Grace and Sandal.