Frequently asked questions
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What is the expected power consumption of an 8 x 4 meters pools?
One LED needs 0.07 W; one meter LED channel needs 9.2 W. With an average price of 0.22 € per kWh = approx. 0.46 €/hour.
What is the life-time of the LEDs?
The LEDs from a german manufacturer have an expected lifetime of 50,000h in continue.
What electrical supply is required for the floor?
For the electrical connection of the control box, a 3 phase AC connection with 400 V would be the best. Other solutions are however also possible.
Is colors or printing are available for the GlassFloor?
Every floor is customized and every glass panel has a special UV resistant coating. This coating can be applied in any colour, even patterns and logos are possible to print where there is no led underneath.
How do you joint the glass panel to the pool?
We use a certified and specific silicon joint. This solution is already used by the market to install every kind of glass bottom or glass wall pools.
Is there any forbidden pool construction type?
No our joint can be use for all kind of pool construction type: inox, concrete, wood, tiles, etc.
How the floor is maintained?
The floor can be cleaned and maintained with any customary cleaning system and technic.
What kind of photos or vidéos can we displayed?
Any kind, there is no limit. Our system when installed is configured to perfectly adapt all the contents you want to use.
How the LED’s system is maintained?
No particular attention for the underground led’s system. Our panel resit to dust, humidity and long time activity.
Is it possible to clean the floor with cleaning machines?
The floor can be cleaned with every standard cleaning tool or machine.
What happen if there is a leak of electricity, is there any danger for users?
Of course not, there is absolutely no risk and moreover our voltage is very low.
How can we replace defective LEDs?
An LEDs panels can easily be replaced by a local facility manager.
Can we replace or change LED’s system with water inside the pool?
Yes of course, our system was created for that. You can even let swimmers inside the pool during these manipulations.
How does the platform of contents and the controller system is up to date?
Is there any extra cost ? No extra cost for updates and the system is connected to internet for an easy update.
Can we stream content video ou photos?
Yes you can allow streaming for a live show for example.
How does the floor react to changes of humidity or temperature?
The system is made of glass and aluminium. Neither material expands or shrinks with changes of humidity. Even the thermal expansion of aluminum with α=0.000023/K is negligible.
What is the expected life-time of the all system?
The aluminium substructure and the glass panels have a 100% memory effect with no symptoms of fatigue. Also the surface of the glass with the ceramic dots is not affected by abrasion. All components of the GlassFloor are designed and sourced to serve an expected lifetime of 50 years. The electronic part of our system has a classic lifetime of 2 years.
Is it possible to have sound with photos or vidéos?
Yes it is. If you connect speakers to our system and if your content has sounds. You will hear it even underwater.
Can the floor be used « dry » ?
Yes, the glass surface is perfectly suitable for any kind of « dry » activity. In particular situation we can install our system on a pool moving floor.
What is the guarantee period of the floor?
Our standard warranty is 10 years on the glassfloor and 2 years on the electronic components.
Does the floor meet EN norms and EN specifications and does any organisation already approved the floor?
The floor meets all requirements of the EN 14904 for floors. The antislip system is CLASS C and it is approved and validate for EN standard.
Do we have to put a moisture barrier underneath the floor?
It is not necessary to lay out a moisture barrier under the floor.
There aren’t many references, how can we be sure that the system works?
One of the first installations of our partner ASBGLASSFLOOR of a glassfloor is on a cruise ship, the « AIDA », in 2007. The floor is exposed to the perpetual movement of the ship, salt water, constant UV light insolation and of course athletes and until now, there has not been any impact on the system and it still looks like new. Our partner for floor ASB GlassFloor constantly continue to further develop the floor over the last years, the coating, the sub structure, the glass surface and the LEDs, so that in 2018 the 21h40 concept floor was ready for serial production.
Does the glass break and what happens if a glass panel breaks?
It is nearly impossible to break. Anyway, the glass panels are made from tempered safety glass; this safety glass does not burst and the glass panel can be replaced.
What is the weight of a glass panel and of the complete system?
The glass panel has a weight of approx. 30 kg/m2 and the entire system of approx. 46 kg/m2.
LEDs panels are they waterproof or water resistant?
Yes, We use LEDs or electronic components with IP65 Norm.
Is it possible to use the system for professional training?
Of course, it was one of our intention to provide a floor for different types of high end use by providing the ability to display special content for one sport for example.