Pools & Spas
Why do we use fiberglass pools and spas?
Look & Feel
Fiberglass pools have a clear advantage, the materials and surface of the fiberglass pools will really bring out the clarity and colors of the water. When you compare the dull look of a concrete or vinyl pool to the look and feel of a fiberglass pool it's a really easy decision on choosing which looks best.
Maintenance and maintenance costs
It's all about the surface when it comes to fiberglass pools & spas, the "smooth as glass” surface of fiberglass is much more resistant to algae growth than either concrete or vinyl pool. Bacteria just simply doesn’t grow on non porous surfaces, like it does on the porous surfaces you find on concrete and vinyl pools. Fiberglass pools also act as an insulator which will decrease the costs associated with the temperature and filtering needs of your pool. These costs are the water loss, electrical costs, etc. Fiberglass pools also hold the advantage on surface maintenance as well. A typical concrete pool will need resurfacing after 8-10 years and that is a significant cost as well as the water needed to refill your pool after the resurfacing. If you add in the climate where we live and the temperature fluctuations we see, that time frame may even be cut down a couple of years. Vinyl pools definitely fit into the same types disadvantages as concrete. Fiberglass pools are designed to last 20+ years without a need for surface maintenance.
Shape & size choices
There’s no secret here, concrete and vinyl pools have an advantage here. With the right builder, a concrete or vinyl pool can be built any size or any shape you want. Some of those will add significant build costs, but they still have more choices. Fiberglass pools have come a long way in the last 10 years and now offer many different shapes. But since they are shipped via highways, you are limited to how wide your fiberglass pool can be.
The total project time is another area where fiberglass pools has a clear advantage. It will take anywhere from 2 to 4 months to build a concrete or vinyl pool from start of project to finish. A fiberglass pool can be as little as 2 weeks, which means you could be enjoying your first dip as soon as Summer begins.