Are stainless steel pools or spas more expensive than concrete ones?
Stainless steel vessels are fully-welded, which means (under normal operating conditions) they are leakproof, watertight, with lower maintenance costs. Concrete requires additional structural support for elevated applications, which increases costs, labor and planning time.
Stainless steel is three times lighter than concrete, making it ideal for elevated or rooftop designs. Here at Bradford, we offer a 25 year warranty on the shell of your pool or spa.
Why choose stainless steel over concrete?
Stainless steel is three times lighter than concrete, making it ideal for elevated or rooftop designs. It doesn’t crack or leak like concrete and because our vessels are fully-welded, they’re water-tight and low to maintain, which is why we offer a 25-year warranty on the shell of your pool or spa.
Does stainless steel constrict design?
Stainless steel is incredibly versatile when it comes to design. Your pool, spa or water feature can be created to any size, shape or design requirements. Let your imagination go wild!
What type of stainless steel do you use?
We use only the finest grade stainless steel: surgical quality 316L or 304L stainless steel. “L” signifies low carbon content, which means steel with superior resistance to staining and corrosion.
What is the aquatic vessel placed on?
Typically, a flat and level concrete pad at least 100mm to 150mm thick depending on the weight load of the vessel itself. Alternatively, our vessels can be individually customised to suit various installation scenarios such as suspended, cantilevered, secured to structural beams and other load bearing engineered surfaces.
How is tile adhered to the stainless steel?
We use a proprietary method to adhere the tile to the stainless steel surface. This two-part, epoxy-based adhesive was developed specifically for stainless steel, allowing us to offer a five year guarantee against tile delamination.