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?
- The contractor excavates the site
- Installs plumbing and electric
- Installs the fiberglass pool shell
- Sets up the equipment
- Fills the pool, ensuring it doesn’t shift during the process
- 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.