The Pros and Cons of Fiberglass Pools

A backyard fiberglass pool

Before you know it, summer will return and with it the sweltering days that call for swimming. If you are going to add a pool to your yard, you are likely researching now to determine which type of pool you want. And a fiberglass pool is a wonderful choice for your dream pool. Goodall Pools & Spas has been assisting Pennsylvanians with their pools for close to 60 years. With us, you’ve found an experienced, reliable source to help you understand the pros and cons of fiberglass pools.

Ponder the Pros

First, let’s look at the pros of fiberglass pools. At Goodall Pools, we undoubtedly know that a high-quality fiberglass swimming pool is a great backyard centerpiece. This is why we are happy to be both a Latham Grand dealer and a dealer for Leisure pools. These two companies provide excellent choices for fiberglass pool installations.

Faster Finished Installations

When you select a durable fiberglass pool, you are opting for an installation that is finished faster than its counterparts. On average, a fiberglass pool build can be completed in a month or less. This is just a fraction of the wait that concrete and vinyl pool installations require. Plus, we can install fiberglass pools in colder weather than we can vinyl or concrete. So you can get your fiberglass pool installed during fall or winter and it will be ready for you when warm weather arrives!

Minimal Upkeep

Another positive of fiberglass pools is that they require minimal upkeep in comparison to other pool types. Due to the materials used and the way they are constructed, fiberglass pools are resistant to algae and mold growth, which means easier and fewer upkeep tasks for you.

Non-porous surfaces such as the gel topcoat used in the design of a fiberglass pool do not react negatively with the sanitizing chemicals the pool requires. In addition, the fiberglass does not alter the pH level of the pool water, as some other pool materials do. This simply means that your valuable time will not be tied up with additional water testing and balancing because the water will retain its balance for longer periods of time.

Exceptional Durability

When you invest in a backyard pool you want it to last. This is another area where fiberglass pools really deliver. While other pool types need maintenance every few years to keep them in top shape, fiberglass pools last for years and years with little to no repair. In fact, fiberglass pools can last for 30 years or more.

Contemplate the Cons

There are a few reasons that homeowners may choose to go with a different type of pool. Keep in mind that, while we list these as cons, they are really just about personal preferences.

Pre-Made Designs

While there is a huge range of fiberglass pool designs available, these pools are prefabricated. This means that you select the shape and size of your pool from a list of available options. The entire shell comes to your house in one piece, and you cannot alter the design of the pool itself.

Although some may feel like this will affect their ability to put a personal touch on their pool, there are still tons of options for customization. You get to choose colors, features, and other accessories to add to your layout that make your pool’s appearance uniquely yours. A fiberglass pool is just as eye-catching as any other pool you’ve seen.

Not a DIY Project

With fiberglass pools arriving in one piece, some may assume that they can install them on their own. Unfortunately, that’s not really the case. There is a real art to positioning, levelling, and securing a fiberglass pool and it’s something that you want done right. Once your fiberglass pool is professionally installed, you’re left with a spectacular looking, highly durable, and low maintenance backyard pool. 

So now you know the pros and cons of fiberglass pools. As you can see, a fiberglass pool is definitely worth your investment. Getting started with a new pool is easy when you get in touch with the experienced team at Goodall Pools. Contact us to get your name on our pool builder’s list. You will love your finished fiberglass pool masterpiece.

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