First of all, the more perfect and error-free molds used in the production of water slides, the more beautiful it is in the product processed. Process; The model starts with the drawing of the product in question and then the model is produced. After making all the desired changes on the model, the model is removed from the model. The production process is terminated by taking the product over the mold.
While processing on the mold, it is easier to separate the processed product from the mold by applying a release agent to the cleaned mold. (Some manufacturers use normal gelcoats instead of high-performance gelcoats to reduce production costs. The feature of high performance gelcoat is that it is much more resistant to water flowing through the slide, chlorine, chemicals used during cleaning, and UV rays). At this stage, if the customer’s request is a patterned slide, the required pattern is engraved on the mold. It will be appropriate to throw the treated gelcoat 1.5 mm.
Polyester fiber processing should be started after the gelcoat has dried. In this section, there is a difference between “RTM” production and hand lay-up production. Generally, 7 layers (450 g / m²) fiber is processed with polyester and this process should be done by feeding the polyester into the fiber. In “RTM” production, polyester injector is given to the fiber in a closed mold at a certain temperature. In production in compliance with the standards, there should be at least 6mm body and 10mm flange thickness. Although there is no harm in excess, it is less causes the product to deform rapidly in the future To reduce costs, some manufacturers reduce the fiber layer here or use 300 g / m² instead of 450 g / m² fiber. For this, it uses chemicals that increase the brittleness and thickness which we call calcite. As Poolifes, we must clearly state to all our customers that all of our productions comply with the standards.
The necessary cutting and grinding processes of the product taken from the processed mold are made, the final checks are made by applying the top coat paint on the back. In the Rtm molds, there is no need for topcoat primer paint, since the product is back-sided gelcoat.