Below is a list of advantages with installing a fibreglass swimming pool. In general, fibreglass pools gives your the best return on investment over the life of your pool.
- Fibreglass Swimming Pool Installation Time
Fibreglass pools are quick to install since the pool is manufactured offsite. Once the site is excavated, a crane is utilized to lower the prefabricated fibreglass pool into position. This process takes around 3 – 4 days. Landscaping can begin after the pool is in place and depending on the complexity, it may require an additional week to complete the whole backyard oasis.
- Fibreglass Swimming Pools Are Extremely Durable
Unlike vinyl inground pools, since fibreglass pools do not have liners, it doesn’t require relining every 5 years nor will you have to worry about the liner ripping. Replacing the vinyl liner will cost approximately $7000-$8000. And since there are no seams in a fibreglass pool, you do not have to worry about leaks or having water trapped behind the liner.
- Lower Heating Cost
Thanks to its heat retention property, fibreglass inground pools cost less to heat when compared to vinyl or concrete pools. Since the pool is more energy efficient, it will save you a bundle when trying to get the water to the perfect temperature.
- Fibreglass Swimming Pools Are Easy to Maintain
The smooth gel coat finish of a fibreglass pool combined with its nonporous surface makes it less prone to algae growth. Fibreglass pool owners find it more manageable since it requires less chemicals making the whole swimming experience better compared to pools that require significantly more chemicals. In fact, having a salt water pool is an alternative to using chemicals and fibreglass is the only pool material that is compatible.
- BONUS: Fibreglass Swimming Pools as Skating Rinks in the Winter
Here in Ontario, we are no strangers to frigid winters, with ice skating being one of the most popular outdoor sport in the winter. Unlike vinyl pools that need to be drained for the colder months, it is safe to leave the water in a fibreglass pool. Once the water is completely iced over, having a fibreglass pool can be dubbed as a private skating rink in the coldest days of the year. *Disclaimer: Make sure the ice is thick enough all around before skating on it. With the fluctuating temperature, the ice may melt in-between uses. Use with caution.
There are many benefits to having a swimming pool right in your backyard. Before you hire an inground swimming pool contractor, make sure you familiarize yourself with the different types of swimming pools available and decide which one is the best suited for your budget and lifestyle. If you are undecided between vinyl or fibreglass inground swimming pools, contact us to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff for more information.
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