As specialists and experts in the field of fiberglass in-ground swimming pools, well felt it pertinent to give you a broad overview of the (many) advantages and (few) drawbacks of owning one. They are, in a nutshell, pretty great. Let us count the ways you’ll love your fiberglass pool!
Fiberglass pools are prefabricated and shipped to site for installation; the installation itself takes two days. Compared to concrete pools and vinyl liner pools, which can take three to six months, a fiberglass installation is lightening quick.
The fiberglass surface (known as gelcoat) is non-porous, meaning there’s nothing for algae and other stowaways to cling onto and hide in. As such, fiberglass pools require fewer chemicals and shorter pump cycles to adequately clean them. Simply put, you’ll spend less time cleaning and more time swimming with a fiberglass pool.
It looks good
Gone are the days of a plain, white fiberglass shell. With features like colored finishes, tanning ledges, ceramic tiling, water features and other aesthetic additions, today’s fiberglass pools are far more elegant (and technologically superior as well).
Fiberglass pools are tough as nails, and you won’t need to replace the liner (there isn’t one) like you would with a vinyl liner pool. A good fiberglass pool that is properly maintained will last for decades upon decades.
Good resale value
No, we don’t mean pulling the pool out of the ground to sell it. If and when you go to sell your property with a pool, fiberglass pools will only add to the value of your home. Fiberglass pools look great and are easy to maintain, so they’re easy to love for new homebuyers.
Low lifetime cost of ownership
It’s actually rather shocking how much more affordable the maintenance on a fiberglass pool is compared to vinyl liner and concrete pools. On one hand, over the course of 10 years, a fiberglass pool owner can expect to pay about $3,760 in routine maintenance and energy costs.
On the other two hands, a vinyl liner pool will run about $11,500 over that same span, and a concrete pool will set you back about $27,400. Unlike fiberglass pools, both vinyl liner and concrete pools require occasional (and expensive) repair and replacement of certain features.
Salt system compatible
Salt water systems have become more and more popular over the years; they’re low maintenance and give good water quality. However, salt is corrosive and can do a number on both concrete and vinyl liner pools. But that’s not the case with fiberglass. Fiberglass can handle the salt like a champ, which means further decreased costs for you!
No matter the size or shape of your dream pool, we at Alaglas Swimming Pools of Charleston can help you realize that dream. We specialize in fiberglass pool installations, and our 25 years of experience has led to the strongest pools with the best technology in the industry. Whether you’re looking for a consultation or you’re ready to dive in, give as a call at (843) 789-9469 or visit us here to see what Alaglas can do for you.