A Lifetime of Protection. A lot goes into installing a Fiberglass Pool. The Installer and Customer needs a quality shell that is simple to install, yet strong enough to withstand a lifetime of use.  Our Engineering process ensures our Warranty can back our product. 

Our Gel Coat was specifically created for the Swimming Pool Industry. It contains special UV inhibitors to help the color last longer.  Some prefer a lower UV protection to reduce finishing costs, but we use what is best for the Customer and Installer with lower warranty calls. 

We use hand laid and hand rolled Fiberglass up to 12 layers thick and at least 48oz per square yard. While it is true that you don’t need a thick pool for its purpose to swim in, we use these extra layers to help installers as the pool wall will stay more true to shape while backfilling. We use Vinyl Ester Skin Coat to protect against blistering from styrene holes due to Gelcoat being porous. 

Woven Roving

Roving is more flexible than chopped fiberglass. It is used where a horizontal surface meets a vertical surface. This increases strength in these areas without compromising flexibility. 

  • Short Strand Chop is like Particle Board
  • Long Strand Chop is like OSB Wood
  • Woven Roving is like Plywood

All three have their place, but for strength we select Woven Roving to back everything up. 


Structural Honeycomb for support

We use Structural Honeycomb Mat to add support along walls. This stiffens the wall while still allowing it to be flexible enough for installers to move pool around without harming the fiberglass.  We also use it on some of the lower steps to help installers with backfill. 

Why buy a Nomad Pool Shell

  1. Made in Tampa Bay since 1978. We don’t make them in other states or countries and then import
  2. We back you up when dealing with Crazy. Some customers you can’t please, but you can inform them with a clear warranty and RMA process.
  3. Installation Help. If you let us know what day/time your installer is excavating, we can make sure one of our Excavation experts is available to answer any questions they have (please know how to use a sight or laser transit, we don’t support water levels).  
  4. We have an actual E-mail address for Warranty. Some only allow phone calls so they can’t be held to their word. Not only do we respond by e-mail or text, but our actions prove what our words promise. 
  5. Hand Laid and Hand Rolled Fiberglass using uncut 100% ISO resin.  Some claim “Marine” Grade resin or cut DCPD, while we use higher Pool industry grade Resins. This costs us $400 more per pool in higher quality resin while others charge more but give less quality. 
  6. Gel Coat. Some use a Gel Coat that has higher elastic properties at the expense of UV protection. They do this so they have less chips to repair during finishing. Our Gel Coat is formulated for the Pool Industry for best UV protection 

While we don’t claim to be perfect, we do claim that we will delivery a quality product that has the best value. 

Nomad Pools