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  • The Albatross Pool Interior

    Satin smooth, non-abrasive, non-slip swimming pool interior

    The pool interior of an Albatross swimming pool is an Aqualux swimming pool interior. Popular in both Australia and overseas, Aqualux is a commercial pvc membrane constructed from 0.75mm virgin vinyl. The vinyl interior is the pool finish of choice in an estimated 20,000 plus inground pools across Australia and features in the biggest pool in the world - The Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar resort, Chile.

    Key Benefits of Aqualux

    1. Satin smooth non-slip pool interior – will not snag swim wear or graze soft skin (babies, children and the elderly) like other pool interiors
    2. Virtually no routine maintenance – non reactive pool interior that has no affect on water balance and does not need to be brushed daily for the first four weeks like some other pool interiors
    3. Extremely tough non-porous pool interior – will not chip, peel, crack, separate, leech chemicals or blister
    4. UV inhibitors and anti bacterial agent – naturally immune to ‘black spot’ algae unlike some other pool interiors
    5. Unbelievably strong pool interior – resistant to ground movement, can stretch up to 300% and still remaining water tight compared to some other pool interiors only stretching to 4% before breaking
    6. Durable and thick – equivalent to 15 plus layers of pool paint
    7. Colour consistency – the pool interior does not present colour consistency challenges like some other pool interiors
    8. Multitude of pool colours – available in 14 plus pool interior colours
    9. 12 year pool interior warranty – one of the longest warranties offered on a pool interior compared to some others, especially those viewed as more ‘permanent’ interiors such as tile (often only 2 years) and render (ranges from 5-8 years dependent on the brand)
    10. Purpose design pool interior - Aqualux is the only pool interior available which has been specifically designed and engineered for swimming pools
    11. Made in Australia for the Australian Climate - made to order by ABGAL in Brisbane, Queensland, Aqualux is engineered to withstand the Australian UV and will not crack or fracture like some other pool interiors exposed above the pool water line. 

    Compare Pool Interior Options

    The added benefits of an Aqualux pool interior compared to other swimming pool surfaces can be viewed in the table below.

    Smooth to touchTickTickTick
    Easily cleanedTickEasily stainedAlgae can adhere to groutCan get ‘black spot’Algae can adhere
    to porous surface
    & can be easily stained
    Won’t crack peel, flake or leachTickUnstable pH
    causes calcium
    to leach
    No effect on pool water chemistryTickTickAffected by the groutpH usually more acidicAffected by
    calcium in the render
    12 year warrantyTickTickDependent on brand of poolDependent on
    brand of pool
    UV treatedTickTickTickDependent on
    brand of pool
    Resistant to algaeTick

    Inbuilt fungicide

    Large range of coloursTick

    Patterns available

    Cushioning step/seat optionsTick

    Feel the difference of Aqualux

    When you come across something unique which you may not have experienced before, it is difficult to visualise what it will look like and how will it feel. Perhaps you have swam in an Albatross Pool before featuring the Aqualux interior and couldn't tell the difference. We often find once you visit the display centres and at least stand in or swim in an Albatross display pool, you will be pleasantly surprised by the visual appeal, strength and textured grip yet satin smooth feel of the Aqualux interior. Open year round, feel the difference of Aqualux at one of the Albatross Pools Display Centres today.

    * Please note, Display Centres are closed public holidays. The Dandenong Display Centre is currently closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.


    What's an interior of a pool?

    Every pool construction type (fibreglass, pre-engineered and concrete pools) feature the final finish inside the pool shell, this is the surface that has direct contact with the pool water, the swimmer and of course creates the visual aesthetic of the pool. This final surface is often referred to as a pool interior and there are a number of pool interior options available in the market place. Apart from the visual, it is very important to understand the pool interior warranty, it’s texture (when new and as it ages) and what maintenance is involved.

    What are the different types of pool finishes?

    There are two main types of pool finishes, porous and non porous. Porous pool surfaces include concrete, Quartz, painted, pebble, and fully tiled. Porous pool surfaces can involve more maintenance and can also become a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Porous surfaces can also have an impact on pool balance as they can leach chemicals into the water and also absorb chemicals from the pool water. Porous finishes typically have a shorter warranty than non-porous surfaces. Non-porous pool surfaces are usually smooth to touch, can be easily cleaned and will not crack, peel, flake or leach chemicals into the pool water. An Aqualux Pool Interior in an Albatross Pool and the gel coat in a fibreglass pool are two examples of non-porous pool surfaces.

    How do you choose a pool finish?

    Every pool finish looks beautiful when it is first installed however, it is worthwhile understanding the maintenance required to keep your new pool finish looking brand-new for years to come. Seeing a pool interior in a functioning outdoor pool or display centre is highly recommended – the impact of water on a pool finish colour can be very dramatic, plus how it will look on a sunny day and overcast raining day may impact your final decision.

    What are the key benefits of Aqualux?

    The Aqualux membrane is made from .75mm virgin pvc specially formulated with an anti bacterial agent and UV inhibitors (designed for the Australian climate). Specifically engineered as a pool interior (unlike all other pool surfaces), Aqualux is an extremely tough finish with virtually no routine maintenance that cannot chip, peel, crack, separate or blister.

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