A major recent trend in the pool business is the growth in popularity of fiberglass pools. There are multiple reasons for this, particularly in the Midwest, with its dramatic cycles of winter freezing and thawing. When you choose a durable fiberglass pool you pay less for maintenance and repairs over the years and spend more time enjoying your pool. Let’s examine why a fiberglass pool is right for you.
Fast Installation Time
Once the installation process begins, a fiberglass pool can be installed in as little as a week—not several weeks to months like other types often take. Fiberglass pools are one-piece factory-made shells that are transported to you by truck. They are installed by a crane into an excavated hole in your backyard. Since they are faster and easier to install, that means lower labor costs to you.
Fiberglass is a material made of millions of glass threads covered by a polyester resin. It is known to be 17 times stronger than concrete. Fiberglass pools are also extremely long-lasting. Quality fiberglass pools can last 50+ years, or the expected lifetime of your home. Furthermore, during the life of your pool, there will be no expensive renovations such as resurfacing the pool or replacing a liner.
The first fiberglass pools had a rather boxy appearance, but things have come a long way in the past decade. Rectangular pools are still a popular choice with serious swimmers, but there is a wide range of prefabricated free-form shapes to choose from as well. A free-form pool shape is more casual and can fit into many backyard shapes and sizes. There is quite a selection of fiberglass colors to choose from too. With a wide variety of shell design details such as molded benches, tanning ledges, and other options it’s easy to find a pool to suit your needs.
Easier and Cheaper Maintenance
The surface of a fiberglass pool is smooth and non-porous. Your skin and the fabric of your swimsuits will appreciate the lack of scratchy friction— no scrapes or snagged fabric. In addition, algae has a much harder time adhering to the smooth surface of fiberglass. You will use fewer algae-killing chemicals and spend less time scrubbing the walls and floor of the pool. In fact, since you will be spending less money on chemicals, your maintenance costs will be lower!
Fiberglass Pools and Salt Systems are Made For Each Other
Saltwater will not react with or harm the smooth non-porous surface of a fiberglass pool. Saltwater pools are easier on the body, more pleasant to swim in, and cheaper than chlorine-based systems. Fiberglass pools already use fewer chemicals and are ideally suited for saltwater systems. You could be enjoying an improved swimming experience in so many ways when you combine a saltwater sanitation system with your fiberglass pool.
Lower Cost to Heat
Fiberglass is a thinner material than concrete but it is a better insulator. As a result, it will cost less to heat your fiberglass pool. That higher heat retention means you save money on energy costs as well as help preserve the environment.
Have you gotten a good idea of why a fiberglass pool is right for you? We hope these facts will help you make an informed decision. Aqua Pools partners with Latham/Viking Pools, the highest quality fiberglass pool manufacturer in the US. Our fiberglass pools offer both premium quality and innovative designs. When you decide to put in a new pool, look no further than Aqua Pools.