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FRP Fountain

FRP Fountain

Pultruded fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) grating makes for an excellent drainage grate in waterparks, swimming pools or, as the picture below shows, fountains. FRP will never rot and will easily resist any chlorine or other chemicals used in water treatment. The fiberglass will last many decades and require zero maintenance except for the occasional repainting. Pultruded FRP grating is easily painted to match any application and will blend in with the other components of your application. Unlike metal grating, FRP will not rust and will not conduct electricity. It is more expensive but the savings due to FRP’s lifecycle cost will more than balance out the upfront cost.

It is true that similar looking plastic grating is available at a cheaper cost, but those plastics will have some disadvantages. Firstly, they will not have the strength that Redco pultruded FRP affords, nor will they have the same level of chemical resistance. When a Redwood Plastic rep knows that the application is for a pool or fountain, he/she will ensure it has a UV-top coat at the very least. A complete UV-inhibitor system is available and cheaper grating may not have this, meaning the grating could quickly discolor in sunlight, start to show signs of UV stress, and eventually weaken the entire structure.

For more information on Redco pultruded FRP grating or our other products contact us today.