Ultraguard vs Fiberglass

A Comparison of the UltraGuard vs. Fiberglass Restoration.

Armorkote Formerly know as Ultraguard
  • Both Fiberglass and UltraGuard are two-part systems which creates a membrane with greater than 14,000 PSI compression strength.
  • Both Fiberglass and UltraGuard are structural shells that stop all leaks.
  • Both Fiberglass and UltraGuard when finished never need wire brushing or acid washing.
  • Unlike Fiberglass, UltraGuard has a surface that permanently stays smooth, which means no cuts or scuffed feet.
  • Unlike Fiberglass, UltraGuard is non-porous and mildew resistant so algae cannot cling to its surface. This reduces chemical usage by up to 50% providing the homeowner with big savings.
  • Unlike the Fiberglass Gelcoat, UltraGuard will not chalk.
  • Unlike Fiberglass, UltraGuard is an inert surface coating that doesn’t interact with the chemicals which is a common cause failure of other resurfacing products.
  • Unlike Fiberglass, UltraGuard is a high-performance industrial grade coating that can withstand harsh chemicals and is resistant to staining and blemishes.
  • Unlike UltraGuard, Fiberglass does not flex and will fail, pop off and delaminate especially at the points where the fiberglass ends such as under the tile, skimmer, returns and bottom drains.
  • Unlike UltraGuard, Fiberglass is extremely difficult to install and cannot be done as a DIY system. With the UltraGuard pool resurfacing system previous application experience is not a requirement.
  • Unlike UltraGuard, Fiberglass upon application will wick (dry areas) which causes the permeation of the pool water and starts the process of failure by delamination.
  • Unlike UltraGuard, Fiberglass does not create a mechanical bond to the substrate. UltraGuard does create a high strength mechanical bond to the substrate and in many cases the substrate will fail before the coating.
  • Unlike UltraGuard, Fiberglass is not an elastomeric membrane.
  • Unlike UltraGuard, Fiberglass’s gelcoat only has a maximum life expectancy of 5 to 6 years.
  • Unlike UltraGuard (which is available in 6 different colors), Fiberglass gel coat colors are very limited for pool interior surfaces.

The UltraGuard Difference

  • Please read our customer Testimonials. UltraGuard has been used on more than 5000 residential and commercial pools since 2003. Many of these customers turned to UltraGuard after the product they had originally used on their pools failed. UltraGuard has been used by Architects, Engineers and even experts in the painting and coatings industry.
  • UltraGuard has the only A+ rating on the internet with the BBB as a DIY and is one of a very few pool resurfacing products listed with Angie’s list.
  • UltraGuard has an amazingly low 1.5% failure rate. This would not be possible if it were not the best resurfacing system in the industry.
  • UltraGuard is the only coating that has anti-mildew and anti-microbial properties built into the formulation. This prevents algae growth and provides an extra level of sanitation to the pool surface.
  • UltraGuard is the lowest VOC pool coating system available with the lowest negative impact to human and environmental health.

Since 2003, UltraGuard has been America’s #1 longest lasting, high quality, tested and proven pool resurfacing system.

We strongly believe that once you have read through all of the information provided on the website, you will not want to buy plaster recoating for your pool, pool paint including an EHB epoxy paint and/or fiberglass re-coating. In many cases they develop issues such as chalking, flaking and blistering within 1 to 2 years.


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