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Old 02-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi all I have been assigned to make a baptismal pool for my local church. I have made something similar using a system of plastic sheets and plywood, but it was good only for a few uses (was a little leaky). The design is the following I tried to do this with fiberglass, but I think I used the wrong type and it dried too quickly to use. I believe it was polyester and heard epoxy resin had a longer cure time. Ideally this would be something long lasting. The picture is a simple solidworks file, there is another im making composed of individual components for measurement purposes. For size it is appx 6ft wide.
Im not sure if this was the correct section but I figured water=plumbing.

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Not a great first time DIY project for someone who have never worked with fiberglass before. I'd be giving this one to my local fiberglass fabracation company that do that type stuff every day and have the equipment and materials to do it right.
They would built a mold shaped like that picture and spray it with mold reliece do a lay over with fiberglass cloth, then spray it with chopped fiber glass.
Might want to do some research on fiberglass boat building, and check out the West System web site.

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Buy a hot tub....
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I got the beer and the honeys !!
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Maybe not so conducive with the Pastor's plans Just sayin...
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Got that too!! now if i had the looks and the money id be set!
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I have done some unusual things like this with PVC roofing material. It works very well for this. You could build the form out of block or properly framed plywood, and fully adhere membrane to it, then heat weld it. You would need to heat weld skid resistant walk-pads on the steps, and I would add a handrail, otherwise someone could slip and hit their head, and you might end up having to perform two sacraments closer together than you anticipated.

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We must have some boat builders here----

I could build that out of plywood using Hydroban to waterproof it

However tile would be needed to protect the Hydroban---
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LOL !!! you know what they say if you wanna get to heaven you have to raise a little hell..
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Well while the hot tube, beer and honeys does sound great, it might not be a suitable combination.

I will look into finding someone who does this type of work in SoFl, and there is alot of good information on the west system page. I wonder what sort of structural system would be needed to support a tub filled with water, or would the fibreglass be strong enough to be filled with water?
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Al kidding aside this would be made very easily may cost a few bucks it can be done in a one pour concrete and re barb, then sealed and then marble-lite skim or tiled would need a pump and maybe a filter systems or drain water every time it gets used. maybe a heater?
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Any boat builder or fiberglass pool maker could build one of those---ply wood will be needed for the substructure---

depending on where this is placed---a concrete one would also work---

Price and style are the big question----and load capacity of the floor it will sit on.
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Concrete would be nice if it was a permanent structure, but this one is more mobile. A geat inground one would be something like this
but this one has to be mobile since it is not a permanent feature, I think a concrete one would be a bit of a pain to move around.
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At our church it is all fiberglass with reinforced members embedded in the fiberglass, and a wooden frame. That one in your sketch could be made out of plywood then covered with fiberglass. The plywood would have to have webbing running vertical and horizontal to hold up well. If you need it to be portable you could put it on locking castors but they would have to be some heavy duty castors to hold that much weight.

Hopefully you don't plan to move it with water in it or you will really have some reinforcing to do. You do know you can buy them already made don't you? You might get the folks who do that kind of work to build it for you.

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