Plastics

The key to assembling plastics is to be aware that they can suffer in ultraviolet light; this is particularly acute with geotextiles used as pool liners. Long-term exposure to sunlight will affect all plastics, so where possible it is better to shade or protect plastics from direct sunlight or design plastic elements so that exposed surfaces can be replaced.

Solid, rigid plastics, including geogrids and geonets, can be fixed using a combination of mechanical and adhesive fixings. Generally, it is best to have an overlap or seam in order to join geotextiles; this should be a minimum of 13 in wide, and the material can be seamed by sewing. Pool liners also require particular protection from mechanical damage (i.e. sharp objects penetrating ...

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