Been thinking of a pool and wonder about fiberglass pools. Here are a few reasons why you might want to seriously consider fiberglass
10 Reasons why Fiberglass Pools are quickly becoming more popular than Concrete Pools
1. Less Maintenance: This is an accepted fact. Fiberglass pools have changed the old adage that ‘pools are a lot of work’. In fact, most FP owners spend less than 30 minutes a week in total maintenance.
2. Work Great w/ Salt: Salt works wonderfully in fiberglass pools. In fact, fiberglass is the perfect pool for salt systems as the pool surface is inert therefore the salt (which is abrasive) doesn’t seep into any pores etc.
3. Less Cost: Yes, fiberglass and concrete may cost the same initially, but long term, due to the chemical and maintenance/resurfacing differences, a FP is much less.
4. Quicker Install: Who wants a pool guy in their yard for months? Answer: Nobody. In fact, fiberglass pools are often completed, including decking, in 2-3 weeks time. This means less stress for homeowners, neighbors, pets, etc.
5. Much easier on the Feet: Believe it or not, this is a big deal. Kids can play in a FP for hours without getting their feet torn apart by the rough surface.
6. More Appealing to Potential Home Buyer: Now that so many people understand the low maintenance and longevity benefits of a FP, the real estate market has become very attracted to these types of pools because potential home buyers don’t see them as a lot of work in the future.
7. Much Harder for Algae to Grow: Algae is the bane of a pool owner’s existence, and fiberglass pools have become well known to combat ‘the green monster’ due to their non-porous surface.
8. Seating is included: These days, every FP includes built-in steps and benches, a popular feature that always costs more with other types of pools.
9. The Green Advantage: With all the talk of the environment today, anything that uses less chemicals is a good thing. And when it comes to concrete vs. fiberglass, there’s no question which one uses less.
10. Sound Structure, Built to Last: No matter what your soil conditions are, fiberglass is the ideal suitor because it’s flexible enough to bend with shrink/swell, but strong enough to deal with the constant elements over the years.