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Which is better acrylic swimming pool or glass swimming pool - Leyu

The acrylic swimming pool is the best choice for your future swimming pool. The Leyu Aquarium Acrylic Factory provides you with a design plan for the swimming pool, professional customization of acrylic panels, and on-site installation for you.
  • acrylic pool

  • Leyu

  • LY20231017

  • Mitsubishi Corporation Lucite brand acrylic raw material

  • 20-800mm

  • Swimming Pool Acrylic aquarium

  • Wooden box, iron frame

  • Provide technical guidance and on-site installation services

  • Transparency reaches 92%

  • Can customize cylindrical cylinders of different sizes

  • Uvioresistant

  • 5000 tons

  • Clear transparency, 92%

  • various shapes


Product Description

Acrylic swimming pool manufacturer, Leyu Acrylic Aquarium Factory is a professional manufacturer of acrylic panels. The factory was established in 1996.

Leyu is a leading global installer of acrylic swimming pool wall panels for residential and commercial projects. With over 27 years of experience in acrylic swimming pool manufacturing, our team has designed, constructed, and installed complete acrylic swimming pools and glass wall swimming pool panels for homes, hotels, public aquariums, and museums.

acrylic swimming pool

What is an Acrylic swimming pool

An acrylic pool has one or more transparent walls which are made of glass or acrylic materials (hence its name).

Thanks to this feature, they differ from traditional swimming pools because their transparency eliminates any visual obstacles and provides spectacular views, both from inside and outside the pool.

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acrylic swimming pool

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Suspended swimming pool

Advantages and requirements of a transparent Acrylic swimming pool

This type of swimming pool is gaining popularity, not only for private use, but also for creating unique and exclusive spaces in hotels, spas, campsites, residential developments and similar environments.

Its infinite design options make it possible to create a completely personalized transparent acrylic pool adapted to the space where it is to be installed.

The transparent materials offer a unique experience which increases the attractiveness of the swimming pool, both for its direct use and also for the environment in which it is located, enhancing a pool terrace or bar, for example, for those who want to relax beside an architectural project of this kind.

On a practical level, the glass or acrylic pools are highly resistant to impact and chemical corrosion and have maximum durability so they can be installed both indoors and outdoors.

Design recommendations

The acrylic pools are even more attractive if they are located in prime settings, where owners or clients can admire the natural surroundings.

Suspended in the air with different elements of water and lights, it includes two different levels and offers a visual and relaxing experience like no other.

But aerial installation is not the only recommended option for these pools. The transparency of their construction also offers very good results when it can be admired from the outside at lower levels.

A swimming pool that can be admired from a restaurant on the floor below, or even from a lower room in a house, are creative and eye-catching solutions that offer not only endless possibilities but also an element of surprise for guests and users.

The care taken in the design and installation is equally as important as other accessories that emphasise the style of these pools. Waterfall showers, or other water features, help to enhance the exclusivity of these pools.

We also suggest choosing original finishes. For example, overflowing acrylic pools, in which we merge the transparency of their design with the ‘infinity’ sensation, are very attractive options in any project.

LEYU acrylic pool wall

Which is better acrylic swimming pool or glass swimming pool

Swimming pools are a popular choice for recreational activities and relaxation. When it comes to choosing between an acrylic swimming pool and a glass swimming pool, various factors need to be considered. This essay will compare the two options based on their features, maintenance requirements, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

Acrylic has stronger plasticity than glass

Acrylic swimming pools offer several advantages in terms of features. They provide excellent transparency, allowing swimmers to enjoy clear views underwater. Additionally, acrylic is known for its flexibility in design possibilities due to its moldable nature.

The glass swimming pool also provides excellent clarity, but there are many straight glass plates, which are not highly plastic and cannot be shaped arbitrarily. Glass has limited design choices due to its rigidity.

Leyu curved acrylic board

Leyu curved acrylic board

Leyu S-shaped acrylic sheet

Leyu S-shaped acrylic sheet

Acrylic swimming pools are stronger and more durable than glass swimming pools

Durability is an essential factor when considering long-term investments like swimming pools. Acrylic has proven durability over time as it is highly resistant to cracking or shattering under normal conditions. It can withstand extreme temperatures without compromising structural integrity significantly.

Glass also possesses good durability; however, it may be more prone to breakage if subjected to impact or sudden temperature changes.

Comparison of investment benefits

Cost effectiveness is often an important consideration when deciding on the different materials for building a swimming pool.

Compared to glass, acrylic acid has a higher price in the early stages of investment compared to glass. However, the sturdy performance of acrylic allows acrylic swimming pools to be used for decades. Considering the long-term investment, the investment cost of acrylic swimming pools is lower than that of glass swimming pools.


In short, both acrylic and glass have their unique qualities when building swimming pools.

Acrylic swimming pool, sturdy and durable, with high transparency, strong plasticity, and UV resistance, is the preferred choice for large swimming pools.

Ultimately, the choice of these two materials depends on personal preferences, budget constraints, and specific project requirements.

600mm thick acrylic plate

How thick is an acrylic pool wall?

What is the minimum wall thickness for a swimming pool?

The calculation conditions for the thickness of acrylic pool walls: 

Based on the depth of the water level in the swimming pool, whether the acrylic panels are curved or flat, and the number and position of acrylic walls required, Leyu has 27 years of calculation experience. Based on your design plan, Leyu will calculate the pressure on the acrylic wall to calculate the thickness of the acrylic wall. The thickness of the walls of acrylic swimming pools is generally between 50mm-160mm. If acrylic panels are used at the bottom of the swimming pool, the thickness of the acrylic panels may be over 200mm depending on the depth of the water level. If you need professional calculations, please contact the Leyu Acrylic factory.

Leyu Hanging Acrylic Swimming Pool

Leyu Hanging Acrylic Swimming Pool

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Leyu Hanging Acrylic Swimming Pool


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