Anyone out here with experience on a pool installed with glass. Yes, glass not Sea World type of arclylic.
This is a friend's pool.
Fixing glass on the deeper side of the pool is not a 100% success.
There is always some leak, very minor but a leak is a leak.
The difficulty is getting a sealant that will stick well on stainless steel, steel, concrete and glass.
I have been training his pool boy on BBB method and so far so good.
I know sooner or later ( maybe next 2 years max ) the glass has to be re-assembled and the steel support need to go away and repaced with stainless steel and better sealant.
When it was first built, I tried to get involved on the calculation of the glass part of the pool since I worry that it will break.
I found a calculation method on the internet by some aquarium guy and cross check with a local glass factory and finally I decided to get my friend to install a last minute middle support pillar instead of having the glass so wide apart. Having the glass wider a part is the risky part. So instead of 3 pieces of glass, it became 6. Better safe than sorry.
At one stage I heard a supplier doing arcylic made a quotation and he wanted US$200,000 just for 3 pieces of arcylic complete with special frames, all made in USA. It was just too expensive.
The last minute pillars ( white color, 3 of them ) are made of steel is because getting 316L stainless that size was difficult to source and so it was decided lets test the glass with epoxied steel frame for the middle pillars.
This is a concrete pool.
Thanks in advance.