<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=464792913698126&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Dealer Portal
Find a Dealer
Contact Us

The Pros of a Fiberglass Pool

  Mar 26, 2017 / by Mike Fox

Latham Freeform Fiberglass Pool in backyard with flowering landscaping

What better way to enjoy much needed R&R after a hard day’s work than to take a relaxing dip in the comfort of your own backyard? With a little bit of time and effort, you can transform your backyard into a beautiful island paradise complete with the pool of your dreams.

Pools have traditionally been made with concrete. Recently, though, more and more people have been going for the largest fiberglass pools, as these can be more practical and cost‐effective.

Pros of a Fiberglass Pool

Like all major purchases there are pros and cons, but with fiberglass pools you’ll want to keep in mind the long-term benefits in relation to the cons.

  • With fiberglass pools, you’ll have durability and flexibility (fiberglass pools can move up to two feet in the event of earth movement) to go with eco‐friendliness.
  • As it’s your pool, the task of maintaining it falls entirely on your shoulders. Beware as this can potentially lead to disaster if you aren’t prepared for problems such as the arduous task of winterization.
  • You’ll end up saving more in the long run as fiberglass pools require less chemicals for maintenance and upkeep.
  • The initial costs might be comparable to concrete in-ground pools.

Installation, Then Relaxation

You’ll want to set a budget and try to stick to it. You don’t want a half‐finished pool in your backyard in the end. Once you’ve excavated, you can have your fiberglass pool shipped and installed. Fiberglass pools come in different shapes and sizes to fit in your yard and suit your fancy. Ask your dealer about preparations like winterization so you won’t panic with the changing of the seasons.

While only a few things can give a person more pride than building something on their own, make sure to consult professionals. It’ll cost you less money, save time, and take less effort in the end. You’ll also be one step closer to your dream pool.

 

Fiberglass In-Ground Pool Guide

 

Topics: Fiberglass Pools, Pool Maintenance, Backyard Renovation

Mike Fox

Written by Mike Fox

Mike has been in the Pool Industry and with Latham Pool Products for over 11 years. Prior to coming to Latham, his professional career was with Anderson and General Electric (GE) in Finance and Strategy. Mike has two sons, has coached many years of baseball, but now enjoys watching them with a nice IPA.