Is a fiberglass pool the best kind? Yes! No? Maybe!? Let’s face it, the types of pool construction material that each new pool owner considers the “best” is subjective. If you want a pool that is in the midprice range, is easy to keep clean (they rarely get plagued by algae because they are so smooth) and that might use fewer chemicals, then a fiberglass pool is right for you. A fiberglass pool is also a quicker project to get up and running as compared to a concrete — gunite — pool.

The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee appreciate the beauty, variety and relative ease of installation of a fiberglass pool but they do understand that everyone is different and that’s what makes being a pool contractor something new every day!

We’re going to explain the advantages of owning a fiberglass swimming pool as well as any disadvantages. You need to know both so you can make an informed pool ownership decision.

Is a fiberglass pool the best kind?

What does into a fiberglass pool project?

  1. The contractor excavates the site
  2. Installs plumbing and electric
  3. Installs the fiberglass pool shell
  4. Sets up the equipment
  5. Fills the pool, ensuring it doesn’t shift during the process
  6. You start swimming

As compared to other swimming pool construction materials — concrete and vinyl liner, a fiberglass pool is considered “maintenance free” compared to other styles of pool construction materials. If you live in an area of the country that sees wide temperature and seasonal fluctuations a fiberglass pool is constructed of strong composite materials that allow it to withstand those changing temps.

Fewer chemicals are needed to keep a fiberglass pool clean because the fiberglass doesn’t impact the pH levels of the water and another factor is that algae can rarely take hold in a fiberglass pool because the surface is so smooth the algae has a difficult time taking hold.

Give us a call and let’s talk about fiberglass and other pool construction materials so you can get the best pool for your lifestyle and budget.