When it comes to selecting the best pool for your own personal oasis, there are a lot of decisions you have to make. How much money do you want to invest upfront? How often will the pool be used? While these are important questions to ask yourself and go over with your pool specialist, many families find that the benefits of a fiberglass pool meet their needs. Ready to dive into your own fiberglass pool from Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas? Take a look at some of these benefits!
When longevity is critical to your pool-buying process, a fiberglass pool is what you need. Consider this, when you have a pool with a vinyl liner, you’ll need to replace that every 10 to 25 years. The average cost to replace a vinyl liner is $3,500. And if you’re just starting out, this will become quite the expense.
But a fiberglass pool has a lifetime warranty, meaning what you see is what you have… until you decide you don’t want the pool anymore. But let’s face it — once you have it, you won’t be able to imagine your backyard without it.
Besides, why would you want to leave it behind? A fiberglass pool is 17 times stronger than concrete and can flex up to one foot without a fracture. It’s virtually bulletproof! Plus they can’t rot or corrode and don’t depreciate.
You wanted a home pool to relax and enjoy your downtime, not spend hours on maintenance and bringing in pool repair professionals just so you can float a handful of times during the season. With a fiberglass pool from Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas, your pool maintenance is hassle-free.
All of our fiberglass pools come to you as a finished product with quality control done at the factory. This is unlike a vinyl liner pool that comes in a kit. Those require assembly and most often, the best help you’ll get is from a seasonal hire, not an experienced pool professional.
But even once setup is done, you need to consider the day-to-day maintenance. Did you know that a fiberglass pool stays cleaner and requires less vacuuming time? Because of the non-porous finish of a fiberglass pool, your cleaning maintenance is reduced by 90% because the dirt and grime won’t adhere to the pool’s smooth surface.
Plus, with the main drain at the bottom of the pool, those grass clippings from dirty feet will simply fall to the bottom and be drawn into the filter.
Sure, a fiberglass pool may cost you more upfront, but when you look at the lifetime of a pool, the savings are huge! Let’s break it down:
We know that all of this may seem too good to be true–but it’s not! You may have been warned by a neighbor or friend who claims to be the pool pro, that a fiberglass pool is not the way to go. But, the reality is, a lot of those naysayers are listening to myths and outdated misconceptions that simply are not true.
Take a look at these common misconceptions about owning a fiberglass pool.
This is one of the most amusing, and most common, of all the myths and misconceptions we’ve heard regarding fiberglass pools. If you are told a fiberglass pool will pop out of the ground, remember this: The pool has 80 tons of water in it. Chances are, it’s not going anywhere.
The reality is that a fiberglass pool is no more likely to float than a vinyl liner pool. Any watertight object will float if there is more water under it than in it. Pools can only float when they are drained and the water under the pool exerts upward pressure because there is no water in the pool.
So why would you need to drain a pool? Concrete pools need frequent draining to remove cracks, acid wash, clean stains, and re-plaster the pool. Similarly, vinyl liner pools must be drained to replace or repair liners.
But guess what? Fiberglass pools never need resurfacing so there is no need to drain the pool so that floating-issue isn’t actually an issue at all. Don’t believe us? Take a look:
And you have our word: Having installed hundreds of fiberglass pools in the ground, we have never had a pool float after installation.
It is an accepted fact in the swimming pool industry that fiberglass can flex due to its incredible tensile strength, much more so than any other type of pool. Moreover, when people are concerned about freezing conditions harming fiberglass, they are forgetting that when the water in a pool freezes, it expands in an upward direction.
So, the odds of your fiberglass pool sustaining damage as a result of a winter freeze are slim to none.
Typically, if someone is comparing a fiberglass pool to a liner pool – apples to apples, features with features – they will find that a fiberglass unit typically runs $3K-$5K more, initially. We say initially because when considering the cost of pools, there are two different ways to arrive at the number.
The first way is by solely looking at the initial cost of the project. The second way, unlike the first method, takes the initial price but also adds the expenses of the pool over the course of its lifetime.
For example, let’s say you spend $25,000 initially for a vinyl-lined pool. The liner will typically last seven years on average before it has to be replaced, and the average cost of a liner replacement is approximately $3,500. A pool owner could easily spend $7,000 or more on liner replacements alone during the first 15 years of the pool.
With a fiberglass pool, there aren’t any large expenses down the road for a homeowner to worry about. This is one of the great beauties of fiberglass.
When a potential pool buyer figures in the cost of long-term repairs and expenses, as well as the year-to-year savings on chemicals, it is no wonder why so many consumers are willing to pay more initially for a fiberglass pool.
We know picking the right pool can be tricky. It’s a big financial and family decision. But, when you think about the big picture, we hope you consider all of the advantages of owning a fiberglass pool. And if you have questions, we have answers–our pool professionals from Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas will walk you through the process and have you ready to splash into summer fun in no time! Visit our Tannersville, Dickson City, or Wilkes-Barre locations to speak with a pool professional, or visit us online to contact us today!