TOTAL ABSENCE OF CONCRETE: Concrete is not an environmentally friendly material, to make, use, or to dispose of. To gain the raw materials to make concrete, large amounts of energy and water must be used. Quarrying for sand and other aggregates used in concrete causes environmental destruction and pollution. Concrete is also claimed to be a huge source of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Some claim that concrete is responsible for up to 5% of the world’s total amount of carbon emissions, which contribute to greenhouse gases. A massive amount of heat is needed to create raw cement materials such as limestone, chalk, iron ore, sand, calcium, aluminum, silicon are burnt at high temperatures, then once formed into a rock-like substance, it is then crushed into cement powder.
EPDM IS CHEMICALLY STABLE AND COMPLETELY INERT: EPDM does not contain polluting additives and heavy metals like concrete. EPDM does not release harmful substances in the environment. Old installations of EPDM can be burned for energy production (since it does not produce dioxins), disposed of in landfills or recycled for the production of new EPDM. EPDM is recommended by Greenpeace as an alternative to PVC plastic.
CERTIFICATION OF THE RESIN: Properly hardened Biodesign resins are considered inert and can be disposed of together with the inert sand/stone material of the pool.
STABILITY OF THE EXCAVATION: Slopes from 10 to 50 max. Fewer resources used = saved time and money. No steel or wood needed to shore unstable soils.