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Fiberglass Vs Concrete Pools – What You Need to Know

Fiberglass Vs Concrete Pools – What You Need to Know

When looking for an in-ground pool for your backyard, you will come across various designs and options. Some pool builders in the market will give you the option of choosing between a concrete pool or a fibreglass design. Now, trying to figure out which is the best pool option for your home might seem like the most challenging choice to make, but don’t worry, we will look at both options’ advantages and disadvantages to help you make an informed decision.

The Benefits of Having a Fiberglass Pool in Your Backyard

Many people opt for the option of fiberglass pools because of how quick your pool can come together. These are much easier to install because most of the groundwork is done in the factory. A standard installation of a fiberglass pool could take two to three weeks, whereas it would take much longer for concrete pools.

The finish of the fiberglass pool gives a visual appeal and immediately lifts the look of your backyard. The stunning pool surface is not something a concrete pool can offer.

Fiberglass pools are also a much easier option to look after due to the smooth finish of the pool. It makes it easy for you to control bacteria or algae growth, thus making it less expensive for you to keep clean.

The Downfall of This Pool Option

As everything comes readily made straight from the factory, it limits you on the size and shapes you would like your pool to be. That means you are only able to choose from some predetermined shapes. The shape and size are limited due to transportation.

The Benefits of Having a Concrete Pool

For a concrete pool, you have the benefit of flexibility in the final design. That means you can build the pool to match the design and shape you might have in mind. These pools are made on-site; thus, the pool builder can always make adjustments as you want.

Fiberglass offers that nice glossy finish, but concrete pools also offer an aesthetic look to your backyard. You also have a list of surface finishes that you can explore, from creative tile designs to some pebbles; all that matters is your preference and the current budget you are working with.

If we look at this pool from the structural point of view, they are much more robust and durable, meaning that they will last for years to come.

The Downfall of This Pool

These take much longer to build; it can take several months for the pool to finally come together, while for fiberglass pools it is a matter of weeks.

Financially, this pool option can be a little costlier, especially when you have the freedom to play around with any design; the costs can quickly go up.

Final Thoughts

With such an extensive analysis of both pools, making the decision of which type of pool suits you better should be much easier. The good thing is that either option is durable and will last you for years to come.


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by Dirk DeBie // Contributor to Businessing Magazine.

Opinions expressed by contributors are their own.