Investing in a pool is no small feat and deciding which type of pool to install can be stressful. When looking at the pros and cons of each material, the benefits of a fibreglass pool outweigh the cons. Take a look at the advantages of installing a fibreglass pool in your backyard.
One of the main determining factors for homeowners when making a decision about any home improvement project is the cost. After obtaining quotes, the majority of homeowners tend to go for the quote that’s in the middle. Fibreglass pools are just that — they are more expensive than vinyl pools but are less expensive than concrete pools, making them an excellent middle ground choice. On average, a fibreglass pool costs $31,500 to purchase.
Fibreglass pool molds are made in a factory then brought to the construction site, rather than being made on-site like other types of pools. Fibreglass pools have the shortest installation time. Since a majority of the work is done in the factory, it only takes an average of 3-6 weeks, versus 3 months, for the rest of the process to be completed. Unfortunately, since the pool is made in the factory, there are fewer options to customize the size and shape of your pool.
Fibreglass pools require the least amount of maintenance. Upon completion, fibreglass pools are coated with a gel coating. The gel coating is smooth, durable and algae resistant. Since the gel coat of the pool is algae resistant, you don’t need to keep up with brushing, vacuuming, skimming and adding chemicals as often as you would for vinyl or concrete pools. The non-porous lining prevents buildup and allows water to flow better for filtering debris. Fibreglass pools also use less electricity saving you costs on your energy bill.
Fibreglass pools give you the ability to opt for saltwater versus chemicals. Saltwater normally wears away at concrete and metal found in vinyl and concrete pools, however, due to the non-porous and durable material, fibreglass is not affected by this. The average upkeep for a fibreglass pool is around $3,700 over a ten year period.
In addition to low maintenance, fibreglass pools rarely have any issues arise. They are very durable and can last more than 30 years! In fact, there are fibreglass pools that were installed in the 60’s that are still in use today. Unlike other pools that need liner replacement every 5-10 years, fibreglass pools only require a gel coat replacement every 15 years.
While the upfront cost of a fibreglass pool may seem high, in relation to the cost of other pools, it actually falls in the middle. The required maintenance for fibreglass pools is much lower than any other kind, saving you future costs for upkeep. These pools will last a lifetime, and if you decide to move, fibreglass pools have the highest resale value! If you want to speak to a pro about installing a fibreglass pool in your backyard, simply click on the banner below. Enter your project details and we’ll send them out to verified pros in your area who will get back to you with quotes. You’ll be enjoying your new pool in no time!