Acrylic is polymerized by methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA), that is, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet. Acrylic processed by a special process has the reputation of “plastic queen” and “plastic crystal”. The physics of acrylic Its characteristics determine its best choice as a transparent swimming pool material.
- Has all the advantages of glass:
Acrylic is a kind of high molecular polymer, which has all the advantages of glass and can replace glass; while the main component of glass is silica, it cannot replace acrylic. The only disadvantage is that acrylic is more expensive than glass;
- Better visual effects:
Acrylic has high light transmittance, the light transmittance is as high as 92% and above, while the light transmittance of glass is 82%-89%, and the best ultra-white glass can only reach 89%. Acrylic light transmission is soft, and the visual effect is more gorgeous;
- Safe and secure:
The impact resistance of acrylic is more than 100 times that of ordinary glass and 16 times that of tempered glass (tempered glass has the risk of self-explosion). The maximum thickness of common tempered glass does not exceed 20mm, while the thickness of acrylic can be over 800mm. Acrylic can withstand heavier and greater impact, but tempered glass cannot.
- Can be seamlessly spliced:
Acrylic has good processing properties and can be machined and thermoformed. More importantly, the seamless splicing of acrylic thick plates can be achieved on-site by injecting special formula liquid. The tempered glass cannot be reprocessed, cut and spliced. Generally, the maximum size of tempered glass can be 6.8m*2.5m. Because it cannot be seamlessly spliced, it cannot meet the requirements of larger-size transparent whole panels, which can be achieved by acrylic.
On the whole, thick acrylic sheets are the best choice for transparent swimming pools. If you consider the cost and use glass, it is recommended that the maximum length of the glass should not exceed 3 meters and the height should not exceed 0.5 meters. The specific opinions are based on the opinions of the glass manufacturer. It is still recommended to comprehensively evaluate the safety. After all, tempered glass is particularly afraid of stress and has the risk of self-explosion.