Natare swimming pool windows provide a clear view into the swimming or diving pool below the water’s surface. These unique viewing panels are an invaluable aid for underwater photography, education, or the ultimate view of competition swimming.
These strong rectangular windows are suitable for installation in any concrete or stainless steel pool. The window installs flush with the interior pool wall, eliminating projections and sharp edges that can interfere with equipment or competition.
A View Below the Surface
The ability to observe what is going on beneath the water’s surface has gained popularity in recent years. Whereas once, underwater windows were an expensive and complicated component found only in the most exclusive facilities, swim instructors and coaches now frequently use underwater windows to help critique strokes, advise on diving techniques, and even craft choreography for synchronized swimming.
Zoos and animal habitats such as fish hatcheries also use underwater windows to observe aquatic wildlife from the safety of an adjacent room. They are cost-effective, durable, and easy to install.
Natare’s custom manufactured underwater windows are built to fulfill the needs of any type of aquatic facility.
Underwater Window Construction
Constructed from a special grade of extra low carbon 304L or 316L stainless steel, the window system consists of a frame with integral anchoring tabs that provide rigid attachment to the wall structure.
The window glazing system consists of a three-ply tempered glass laminate or a thick acrylic/polycarbonate material secured by a stainless steel retaining flange. A polymeric sealant ensures a completely watertight installation. All windows are shipped fully assembled, sealed, and ready for field installation. A variety of standard sizes are available, but we have the capability to create a custom sized window for your project.
Features & Benefits of Underwater Viewing Windows
Natare uses special tempered glass produced under carefully controlled conditions to remove undesirable stresses and impurities.
Our tempered glass is composed of transparent glass that is permanently laminated to a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film. The result is a window that is much stronger and resistant to impact and heat than traditional glass.
In the unlikely event that our window could be broken it would keep its primary shape and visibility leaving the window without any sharp or jagged edges.
Tempered glass is approximately 4-5x stronger than annealed (traditional) glass, providing a very high level of safety.
The glazing in our windows is a safety glazing material that meets the needs of ANSI Z97.1 Standard and Federal Standard CPSC 16 CFR 1201.
Acrylic Window Options
Natare also produces acrylic windows, which is a clear plastic that resembles glass. We use only high-quality, domestic-production acrylic (rather than low-quality extruded acrylic, which is softer, can scratch easily, and may contain impurities).