Top Inground Fiberglass Pool Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

The times, they are a-changin’. Now, more than ever, homeowners like you are looking for ways to turn your backyard into a great place to getaway. 

At the same time, fiberglass pools are trending like never before. Pool owners love them because they’re beautiful, come with loads of awesome built-in features at an affordable pool cost, and increase the value of their homes

Pool builders recommend fiberglass inground pools for their versatility, durability, and low pool maintenance. As innovation after innovation in fiberglass pool designs is unveiled, and staycations become more popular for families across the country, pool buyers are clamoring for the trendiest features. 

One thing is for sure: there’s no better way to guarantee years of memory-making family fun than to invest in an inground fiberglass pool

There are tons of amazing shapes, sizes, colors, and styles to choose from, and there are awesome features you can add, like bubblers and lighting, to customize your pool even more. Add in some beautiful landscaping, and your backyard will be the envy of the neighborhood! Let’s take a look at the top trends in fiberglass pools:


Built-in Bars and Sunken Living Areas.


Often seen at luxury resorts, features like built-in bars and sunken living areas were previously only available in gunite (concrete) pools. But now, Thursday Pools holds the patent on the world’s FIRST Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pool! Whether you use your space for an iconic bar to enjoy a few cocktails with friends or a quaint dining area for hors d’oeuvres, you can create an atmosphere as good as, or better than, some of your favorite resorts from around the world. Which resort-style will you choose?



The Backyard Beach.

Some of the best family memories are made at the beach! But unless you’re fortunate enough to live near one, those visits are few and far between. That’s why beach lovers around the country are clamoring to put the world’s first and only true beach entry fiberglass pool in their backyard. Next to the sunken living area, this is one of the top innovations to come along in fiberglass pools in the last five years. The beach entry was previously only available in concrete pools, but now you can enjoy the luxurious feel of a day at the beach in the privacy and convenience of their own backyards. It’s the ultimate staycation!


Tanning Ledges.

Tanning ledges have been around for a while, and they just keep getting better. Originally called sun shelves, tanning ledges used to be smaller than they are today. But as fiberglass pool owners asked for more spacious ledges, fiberglass pool manufacturers answered the call. 

What is a tanning ledge? A tanning ledge is a shallow lounging area at one end of the pool, typically about 12” deep. A well-designed tanning ledge can accommodate two ledge loungers with room for other swimmers to enter and exit the pool. They can even be customized with water features such as jets and bubblers to add to the ambiance.

Here are the top reasons why tanning ledges are a highly sought-after fiberglass pool feature: 

    • They’re great for sun-worshippers. Tanning ledges provide a perfect perch for you to relax and unwind while you soak up the sun and indulge in “me time.”
    • They’re great for kids. Tanning ledges make an excellent landing pad for kids to splash andplay as they grow accustomed to the water and learn the rules of pool safety.
    • They’re great for pets. Let’s not forget our furry friends who also like to cool off on a hot day! Pets, particularly puppies and older dogs, need a shallow spot to get in and out of the pool.

The best thing about tanning ledges is that Thursday Pools has several designs highlighting this feature, including Aspen, Wellspring, Cathedral LX, and LilBob LX



Big Luxury and Elegance for Smaller Backyards. 

If you want it all, the convenience of urban living and a backyard oasis, then you need to look no further than the new Aspen fiberglass pool designs.

Coming in at 12’ x 25’ or 14’ x 30’, these new designs give you all the features of our most popular design and fit just right in smaller backyards.


Swim lanes. 

Of course, pools are meant for fun and relaxation. But the opportunity to get a great cardio and strength workout while enjoying the water is also a significant benefit of pool ownership. Fiberglass pools can be just as functional as they are beautiful when you add a swim lane to the other fun features, like tanning ledges and built-in benches for socializing with friends.


Darker colors.

If you don’t love aqua blue, you don’t have to have it. A timeless trend in fiberglass pools is to opt for darker shades of blue and even graphite gray to add a touch of elegance to your backyard fiberglass pool oasis.


About Thursday Pools

With over 35 years’ experience manufacturing fiberglass and composites, Thursday Pools brings new innovations to the fiberglass pool industry. We are dedicated to bringing cutting-edge innovations to the pool industry, such as the world’s first beach entry fiberglass pool.

Thursday Pools designs and manufactures fiberglass pool shells that are handcrafted with the highest standards and craftsmanship. 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. We believe passion, care, and attention to detail make the difference.