Interior surface finish testing by the International Code Council (ICC)

One of the biggest concerns for the life of your swimming pool is of course what you are going to stare at every day….the interior!

One of the big tests Leisure Pools had to pass to receive International Code Council (ICC) approval was the exposure to ultra UV done via a Carbon Arc Test.  Basically, pool samples are exposed to welding rods in a chamber for 1500 hours continuously (62 days). When completed the surface must not show excessive UV effects.  It equates to around 30 years UV exposure and the fact that our pools passed speaks volumes about the quality and integrity of Leisure Pools.

More importantly, did you know that this “standard of construction” is not required across the country or around the world? Did you know that the ICC approval is always subject to inspection and renewal? You have to build the best and then you have to keep it that way.

We all want to know that we are making the best investment in the best product that will serve our families interests for the long term. This is why we would certainly recommend you research, ask questions and most importantly see if the manufacturer you are looking at purchasing has been willing to let an independent third party rate and approve their product. If not, then there may be “different proof in the pudding down the road”…. And that is not always a good thing.

  • Clancy Kaye

    What a great subject and how important it is indeed. Often time’s manufactures will have a
    structural warranty that warrants the shell “to hold water” and while this is
    clearly important, equally important is the finish and the warranty behind
    it. Some will only warranty finishes in white and blue, what does that tell you about the likelihood of issues in years to come? Not only is the gel coat on Leisure pools the best in the industry, they are the first company to add an antimicrobial agent into the gel coat that acts to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Leisure fiberglass pools are the next generation of swimming pools.