With the many choices you have for in ground pools, fiberglass pools are rising in popularity. The appearance of a fiberglass pool is one of clear blue water, and very appealing to swim in. This one-piece pool is practical if you do not have the time to be scrubbing algae off the walls of your pool since it does not stick easily to the surface of fiberglass.
You will find that the demand for fiberglass pool liners is also on the rise. Replacing your vinyl liner with one that is made of fiberglass gives you all of the benefits of the fiberglass pool and it is not as costly as buying the whole pool in its fiberglass form.
Since algae does not form on the walls of the pool, chemical additives are needed less. The balance of chlorine in the water stays more stable as algaecides tend to deplete active chlorine resources.
Benefits of a fiberglass pool
Fiberglass pools are somewhat more costly, but owners of such pools swear that the added expense is worth it. There is no need to treat the surface of a fiberglass pool as you would a vinyl lined. No fungicides are necessary and in the long run though you have paid more for your fiberglass pool, many upkeep expenses will offset this more expensive purchase.
The pool itself is a one piece design and it is capable of a large expansion under pressure. The pools are driven to your home and after a hole is dug for the dimensions of your specific pool, it is then lowered and any gaps in the earth are filled in with sand. The process from the digging to the actual installing of the fiberglass pool is approximately three to five days.
As there is no liner to be fit, the pool can be immediately filled with water. Most will fill the pool with a hose as they work on filling in any gaps between the wall of the pool and the ground. Though the pool is flexible to an extent, you want your pool to be fit as snug as possible when first installed. This leaves flexibility for climatic change considerations and water pressure.
Unlike a concrete in ground pool, these fiberglass pools require far less maintenance. A pool can go a weeks without you having to scrub the edges of it for algae growth. Usually the smooth surface has nothing that clings to it as a natural cause of water. People swimming with belts on or going into the pool with shoes are the few things that could damage or scratch the pool's surface. Although not a likely occurrence, these types of incidences happen.
The surface of fiberglass pools are not porous, naturally occurring debris such as human skin, hair, dirt, and other debris do not sink into its surface. This makes it much easier and more convenient to take a pool vacuum and clean the bottom of the pool for any debris.