If you are looking into buying and researching inground pools, you have likely discovered that pool forms are made of concrete, vinyl-liner, or a fiberglass pool shell. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at fiberglass pool shells so you can determine if one may be right for you.
Fiberglass has become a well-known material in the past 50 years. It’s used to make boats, automobile parts and, of course, pools! Fiberglass material is quite literally fibers of glass. In the manufacturing process, fiberglass is flexible and thin, almost hair-like. Unlike hard, solid shards of glass, fiberglass doesn’t shatter or cut you because the fibers are heated until they’re molten and become a sticky, gooey texture. It is then forced through superfine holes that create glass filaments that are so thin that they are measured in microns.
These thin threads of fiberglass are woven into larger swatches of material. For strength and durability, a fiberglass pool shell is made of more than fiberglass. What makes the material even stronger than metals by weight is the thermoplastic polymer resins that are added.
Through years of testing and our commitment to continuous improvement, Thursday Pools has developed the industry’s most durably crafted composite pool. We’ve gotten our fiberglass pool shell “recipe” just right by manufacturing it in nine layers. We like to think of this layering process as our “Composite Sandwich of Awesomeness.”
Here are the ingredients:
We can’t keep our recipe a secret because knowing how our pools are made means you can be sure of your investment. You can trust that you are getting the best fiberglass inground pool in the industry and that you will have many years to create lasting memories with friends and family!
Fiberglass pool shells are beautiful, durable, and even somewhat flexible, making them more able to withstand weather conditions and ground movement. The malleability of fiberglass also allows us to create unique features such as sun shelves, tanning ledges, benches, swim outs, steps, and even a zero entry. Here are some other questions to ask:
Every inground pool install is unique. There may be hidden cost factors that you will need to consider, such as site preparation, access, permits, fencing, restoration, electrical, and dirt hauling. Click to get an estimate, or try using our pool cost calculator. It will give you a ballpark figure based on the size of the pool and other items that are unique to your project. For more information, contact a dealer in your area!
In our fiberglass pool manufacturing facility in Fortville, Indiana, we create the world’s thickest, strongest, most durable, lowest maintenance, and finely crafted fiberglass pools. In addition to our ISO 9001 certification, we are also ISO 14001 certified, which means we are as committed to environmental stewardship as we are top quality.