Fiberglass Vs Concrete Pools
If you are looking for a smaller pool for residential purposes then a fiberglass pool is preferred. Fiberglass pools are limited in size because they are made from a mold. Concrete pools on the other hand can be much larger. The downsides with concrete however are the maintenance requirements. They are more porous which means more algae and chemical treatments. Fiberglass pools are generally slicker on the sides and debris will simply fall to the bottom where it can be vacuumed up. One might require daily chemical treatments for a concrete pool as opposed to one every few weeks with a fiberglass pool.
The increasing popularity of salt water pools favors fiberglass pools because they will not corrode. Saltwater and other chemicals can corrode concrete pools.
Cost is also an important decision making factor. Fiberglass pools will cost less in the long run. Concrete itself costs less however the cost to maintain a concrete pool can be in the tens of thousands every decade (depending on the size of the pool of course). Leaks in concrete pools caused by poor construction can be extremely costly to repair which is why it is always a smart choice to spend a little extra and buy from a reputable pool builder from the start.
People want low maintenance, longevity, and aesthetics. The fiberglass pool will provide all of those things better than concrete and vinyl pools.
Do you plan to use your pool beyond 10 years? Fiberglass is a good option. Get quotes from several different companies to see which one is the right fit for you to make a more informed decision.
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