Advantages Of Fiberglass Pools

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Advantages Of Fiberglass Pools

If you’re in the market for a pool, you’re probably considering a few options. Upon deciding on an inground rather than an above ground pool, you’ll find there are many other decisions to make along the way. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make concerns the material your pool is made from. Today we’ll take a look at the various options you have and discuss the advantages of choosing a fiberglass pool!

What Are Your Options? 

Those new to the world of inground pools might not know how many options there are to choose from! It’s crucial to understand each type before coming to a final decision because it’s not exactly easy to make a change last minute. There are three main types of pools that are most often installed today.  

Concrete:

Concrete pools are made from steel-reinforced concrete and plaster to form the finished surface. It’s a popular material used to build commercial & public pools because of it’s strength and durability but is the most expensive type of pool to have installed in Ontario and are not very common in the residential market.

These type of pools can be sculpted into nearly any shape that’s desired such as a heart or star and additional materials can be used to decorate the pool, such as tiles and other textures. 

Vinyl:

Vinyl pools use a vinyl liner that lines a pool structure built from metal or polymer frames. The bottom of the liner sits atop a bed of sand or concrete material to finish off the inside of the pool. The vinyl liner will need to be replaced every 7-10 with a cost of $7000-$12,000 each time.

Fiberglass: 

Fiberglass pools differ from the other options, as they come ready-made. Fiberglass pools have a lot of benefits and are rapidly gaining popularity in Southern Ontario.

Why Choose Fiberglass?

So why consider installing a fiberglass pool? While fiberglass is not without any faults, there are many advantages compared to concrete or vinyl pools, making it a clear winner among the others! 

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They’re Easy to Clean:

Fiberglass is smooth, making its surface unbelievably easy to clean! Algae rarely sticks to the walls or floor of the pool, so without the number one culprit of dirt and grime present, your fiberglass pool will be quite easy to clean. 

Oh and don’t forge that the smooth surface means an enjoyable time in the pool with no scraped knees or toes along the way!

Installation is fast and efficient:

If you’re hoping to have your pool installed ASAP, fiberglass is your best bet! It’s known to be one of the fastest pools to install, generally taking anywhere from 2-4 weeks with a full patio. While that may not seem like a quick installation, it beats the 6-8 week wait for vinyl or upwards of 3-6 months for concrete pools. 

Endless Built-in Features:

Adding features such as tanning ledges, spas or other benches throughout your pool will come at an additional cost if you go with vinyl or concrete. Separate spas are also an option but if you can have a two-in-one option, why not go for it?

Since fiberglass pools come pre-made and ready to go, these features can be built in ahead of time and won’t cost you extra! You can choose from a plethora of pool models to find one that suits your needs without compromising on the design.

Fiberglass is Durable:

The fiberglass shell and gelcoat surface of the pool is made to last. They often last many decades and can be maintained for over 50 years. Once you have it installed once, you won’t need to worry about replacing it a few years down the line. You’ll have access to a beautiful pool for years to come that is often backed by a lifetime warranty.

They Work With Many Sanitation Systems:

Another advantage of using fiberglass for your pool is that it works with different sanitation systems. While salt systems can often be hard on vinyl or concrete pools, it doesn’t affect fiberglass. 

The gelcoat protects it from the potentially corrosive salt and other chemicals so you can choose what works best for you.

You Can’t Beat the Low Maintenance:

When you choose a fiberglass pool, you don’t need to fear endless repairs or long hours of chemical treatments to ensure your pool is in tip top shape. While fiberglass is generally more costly than vinyl liner pools, they require much less work. 

Fiberglass is Aesthetically Pleasing:

There’s no doubt that fiberglass pools are the most aesthetically pleasing! Although concrete pools allow for the best customization of pool design, the fiberglass pool industry has stepped up its game in recent years, offering new models year after year.

With no end to the technological advances of fiberglass pools, you can choose coloured finishing’s and further customize your pool to fit the design of your home. 

It Will Save You Money in the Long Run:

There’s no getting around the fact that fiberglass pools are more costly upfront than vinyl pools but If you’re hoping to make use of your beautiful new pool for many years to come stress free, it’s worth making the investment. You won’t have to worry about the constant upkeep that other pools require and will in turn save thousands of dollars over the years! 

Not only will it save you from the costly chemical treatments used in vinyl and concrete pools but it will also increase the value of your home. If you choose to sell your home in the future, you’ll have a much easier time selling a low-maintenance fiberglass pool over a time consuming pool that holds onto all dirt and algae. 

 

Where Can I Get a Fiberglass Pool?

Now that you understand the advantages of fiberglass pools, the next step is finding the right company to help you install and transform your outdoor space.

At Hipel Pools we install mesmerizing fiberglass pools that beautify small backyards, large backyards and everything in between! When you’re ready to take the plunge and install your very own fiberglass pool, contact us for a quote and watch as your pool dreams turn into reality.

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