Owning a fiberglass pool can bring hours of enjoyment to your family and will create a space for all of your friends and loved ones to gather and make memories that will last a lifetime. How do you know whether you should choose a fiberglass pool? How much do fiberglass pools cost?  How long do they last? Are fiberglass pools easier to maintain than vinyl or gunite? Do they have cool features? Use the buttons below to navigate the topics that interest you.

Fiberglass pool cost

How much does an inground fiberglass pool cost? This is a common question, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The price will be determined by the size and shape of the fiberglass pool you choose as well as the additional features you desire. A fiberglass pool will fit into most any backyard. An easy guideline to start would be $1000- $1500 per linear foot. You’ll need to consider not just the cost of the pool itself, but also the accessories that will make your new pool perfectly fit your lifestyle. 

Financing a pool purchase is also a big concern for fiberglass pool buyers. Much like any other home improvement investment, there are lots of options available.

However, there are many more factors to consider when pricing your new pool. Consider how long you will have the pool. Fiberglass is extremely durable and basically lasts forever, but vinyl and gunite usually have to be replaced or renovated over the life of pool ownership and can cost thousands of dollars. Moreover, fiberglass pools need less chemical treatment and better resist algae, potentially saving hundreds of dollars per year on chemicals.

Why fiberglass pools

Inground fiberglass pools are amazing. They’re built to last a lifetime, they come in a wonderful array of shapes, sizes and colors. They also have awesome features like built-in benches and tanning ledges and they’re quick to install. 

When comparing fiberglass pools to other options, like vinyl-liner or gunite, you’ll find that fiberglass pools come out ahead in terms of ease of maintenance, speed of installation, low chemical usage, smoothness of finish, durability and energy efficiency, making fiberglass pool ownership an experience that will bring years of memory-making fun for your friends and family alike.

Pet owners, if your furry kids love to swim as much as you do, fiberglass pools are the way to go. You’ll never have to worry about a tear in a vinyl liner or scratched paws from from a rough surface in a gunite pool. Fiberglass pools also have multiple entry points that make it easy for pets of all shapes and sizes to enter and exit the pool.

How fiberglass pools are made

Fiberglass is an incredibly versatile and durable material. It really is fibers of glass that are spun so finely that they can be molded into all kinds of shapes. Fiberglass can be found in automobile and boat parks, shower stalls, amusement park rides and insulation. The lasting strength of fiberglass results in a pool investment that will last a lifetime.

The manufacturing process for a fiberglass pool is fascinating. The pools are first designed with 3D software in order to create a mold on which the fiberglass pool shell will be built. After the mold is built, the fiberglass shell is created with multiple layers of fiberglass. The shell is then demolded and shipped as one piece to a lucky family for years of fun and enjoyment.

Fiberglass pool maintenance

Maybe you’ve thought about getting a fiberglass pool for years, but have hesitated because you worry that it might be difficult or time-consuming to maintain. Fiberglass pools are actually considerably easier to maintain than vinyl or gunite pools. The key is to keep your water chemistry balanced.

You’ll also need to keep an eye on maintenance of systems, like your filters, and there are tips and tricks to help reduce your pool’s operating costs and heating costsOnce you’ve got that under control you’ll have hours of worry-free fiberglass pool enjoyment!

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