How are your swimming pools created?
Wim: “Our pools are made on the monoblock principle – they’re assembled into a single unit in our workshop and then transported to the site. The PPC base and sides are solid coloured in white or grey tint, depending on the customer’s choice in their order. No additional finish to the panels is needed – there’s no liner. You can swim in the PPC basin as it is. All our auxiliary products, such as skimmers and suction inlets are also made and welded from PPC. That’s how we ensure that our swimming pools are 100% watertight.”
Denis: “The panels are delivered here and we weld them into a custom basin. The base and the sides are welded together using our plastic welding
equipment which has a built-in extruder. The basins are welded twice. From the outside, we use a high-volume filler rod, which makes the system effectively elastic and thus practically unbreakable. For the inside, we use finer equipment and you can barely see the weld seam. This part of the process isn’t automated as we want to maintain close control of the watertightness of the welded seams. Wim used to handle welding the reinforcement ribs onto the sides, but that’s now done by the robot.”
Wim: “Manually, it took me a day to affix the reinforcement ribs on the sides. Using the robot, we’ve been able to cautiously increase our production capacity, since our plastic welders can be assembling one basin while the laser robot is busy with the preparatory work for the next.”