Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Waterpark and Pool Applications

There’s no place for rotten wood and rusty metal in a waterpark or pool. Using Strongwell's pultruded fiberglass materials in place of wood and metal can help slash maintenance costs, reduce downtime and increase the beauty of your facility!

Strongwell’s pultruded fiberglass structural materials - including structural shapes, grating, stair treads, decking, handrail, ladders and more - are ideal for use in extreme environments like your waterpark and pool.


  • Virtually Maintenance-Free
  • Will Not Rot
  • Will Not Corrode From Exposure to Chlorine, Salt, or Other Pool Chemicals
  • Strong
  • Lightweight/Easy to Install
  • Low Maintenance
  • Slip Resistant
  • Low Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
  • Attractive
  • Available in a Variety of Colors

Strongwell Grating Meets Virginia Graeme Baker Act UV Requirements

Market_Parks&Rec-T-1800-GratingStrongwell’s DURADEK® and DURAGRID® pultruded fiberglass grating, including I-4000 and T-1800 which are typically used in the pool and spa market, have been tested and meet UV requirements mandated by the Virginia Graeme Baker Act (VGBA). The grating is the ideal solution for fabricating VGBA compliant drain systems.

Stork Materials Technology, an independent testing facility, tested Strongwell’s pultruded grating for tensile strength and impact strength after being subjected to ultraviolet (UV) radiation weathering. The independent testing was performed in accordance with ASTM D638 for tensile testing and ASTM D256 for Izod impact testing.

The testing results indicate DURAGRID® grating has a K factor of 1.02 for AMSE A112.19.8.a – 2008, section, which is the testing protocol for grates and grating covering pool drains.

Strongwell’s grating has been successfully used to fabricate field or replacement drain systems for years because the benefits of DURADEK® and DURAGRID®:

  • Strength — DURADEK® and DURAGRID® are extremely strong and impact resistant
  • Low Maintenance — Corrosion resistant fiberglass with molded-in color will outlast aluminum or steel grating with virtually no maintenance, even when submerged under water.
  • Cost Effective — Strongwell’s pultruded grating is lightweight and, therefore, easily handled in installation, and cost less to ship than steel grating.
  • Safety — DURAGRID® grating is low in electrical and thermal conductivity and can have a non-skid grit surface.

Fabricated Structures

Market_Parks&Rec-Fabricated-StructureStrongwell has a substantial capability to fabricate and assemble parts, components, sub-assemblies and entire shop-built structures. The fabrication groups at both the Bristol and Chatfield locations are supported by registered professional structural engineers experienced in FRP design and AutoCAD detailers who translate requirements into shop drawings.
Typical fabrications include beam, column and plate structures, platforms and deck structures as well as other custom fabrications involving grating and handrail.

Pultruded Grating

Market_Parks&Rec-gratingStandard DURADEK® and custom DURAGRID® pultruded fiberglass grating are available in a wide variety of bar shapes and spacings to meet your specific needs. As an added safety feature, Strongwell's pultruded grating can be ordered with a durable non-skid surface, making it ideal for use in wet environments.

STRONGRAIL® and Custom Architectural Handrail and Fencing

Market_Parks&Rec-STRONGRAILSTRONGRAIL® and custom architectural fiberglass handrail and fencing systems are strong, attractive and withstand even corrosive salt-water environments with ease. Fiberglass handrail and fencing systems can be made to meet ADA requirements and a variety of colors, pickets and rails can be combined to create a unique fencing system that adds safety and beauty to your property.

Stair Treads

Market_Parks&Rec-StairtreadsStrongwell offers a variety of stair treads and stair tread covers to meet the specific requirements of your application. DURADEK® and DURAGRID® pultruded grating stair treads allow water to pass though, as shown at left. DURAGRATE® molded grating stair treads are also available.

Fabricating with Strongwell's Products

If you are looking to fabricate fiberglass structures with Strongwell products, please complete a fabrication worksheet.