More and more families are choosing to add inground pools to their backyards, for good reason. Swimming pools are great for making family memories and wonderful for exercise, social time and relaxation. Plus, depending on the type of pool you choose, it will likely increase the resale value of your home. When pool shopping, you’ll compare the pros and cons of vinyl liner pools, gunite (concrete) pools and fiberglass pools. In this post, we’ll cover the top six reasons why pool buyers choose fiberglass.
Fiberglass pool designs are artfully crafted to include some of the hottest trends in inground pool projects. Pool owners adore built-in tanning ledges, swim-outs and in-pool benches. They’re the perfect way to keep cool in the water and still be able to soak up some rays while visiting with friends and family. Recent innovations in the fiberglass pool industry are taking the luxury factor over the top with features that have previously only been available in high-end, custom gunite pools. Fiberglass pool owners can now choose a beach entry (zero entry) fiberglass pool to create a staycation paradise in their own backyard. And, in 2021, fiberglass pool buyers will have the option of ordering a sunken living room fiberglass pool that can be used as a sunken sitting or dining area or a swim-up bar. Add-on features include a fire pit, tanning platform and putting green. Or, pool buyers can choose a spa in the sunken area, for the ultimate pool-in-pool experience. None of these features are available in vinyl liner pools.
The gel coat finish of a fiberglass pool is an amazing combination of non-skid and super smooth, so it’s safe for entering and exiting the pool as well as being easy on your feet and swimsuits. While gunite pools offer a non-slip surface, they are rough on feet and have a tendency to snag your bathing suit. And vinyl liners can get slippery and are more prone to tears.
Here’s another great thing about that gel coat finish–it’s a non-porous surface that helps inhibit the growth of algae. What that means for you is fewer chemicals and less time spent on water chemistry and pool maintenance. Fiberglass pool durability is second-to-none. They’re made to last. There’s no replacing a liner, like you would with a vinyl pool, or replastering the surface, like you would with gunite.
The durability and finish of a fiberglass pool along with the multiple entry and exit points make it a pet friendly pool. With vinyl pools, you have to worry about your dog’s toenails tearing a hole in the liner, but the surface of a fiberglass pool is durable enough to resist any scratches from toenails. And, gunite pools can be rough on paws like they are on feet and swimsuits, but a fiberglass pool’s surface is both smooth and non-slip (and perfect for pets). Additionally, all those great built-in fiberglass pool features, like tanning ledges and swim-outs, make it super easy for dogs and other pets to enter and exit the pool. So, if sharing your new pool with the four-legged members of your family is important to you, fiberglass is absolutely the right choice for you.
Vinyl and gunite pools are built from scratch in your backyard. This means they’re subject to the elements during construction. And if it rains for the whole week that your pool is supposed to be installed, you’re going to wait until Mother Nature allows construction to continue. Fiberglass pools are produced in a super clean, factory-controlled environment and brought to your home in one piece. This means much greater quality control, and it also makes fiberglass pools easier and quicker to install because the project is much less dependent on the weather. Fiberglass pool projects are often completed from start to finish in three weeks or less, so your family will be in the swim before you know it!
Fiberglass pools are available in a huge array of shapes, sizes and colors. They’ll easily complement any backyard design, whether it’s sleek and modern, free-flowing and laid-back, or anything in-between. Fiberglass pools will enhance your home’s aesthetics and value, and provide a stunning backdrop for countless days and nights of fun and entertainment.
Thursday Pools designs and manufactures the world’s most durable and elegantly crafted fiberglass pools. We are ISO 9001 certified, which means that fiberglass pool shells are made with the highest standards and from the best quality material available. We are also ISO 14001 certified, which means we are committed to environmental stewardship.
Our one-piece, inground fiberglass swimming pool manufacturing facility is based out of Fortville, Indiana. At Thursday Pools, we aspire to be the world’s most respected fiberglass pool manufacturer and to help our customers create a lifetime of memories with their family and friends. Our innovations, commitment to quality and beautiful designs set us apart. Thursday Pools is the creator of the world’s first beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pool. View our exclusive designs for the Grace Beach Entry and the Sandal Beach Entry. You might also want to get on the waitlist for the world’s first Sunken LIving Room Fiberglass Pool!
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