Concrete Vs Fibreglass Pools?
There are pros and cons for both options so lets compare them.
The benefits of a Firbeglass Pool
Fibreglass pools are quick to install this is because the majority of the pool is constructed in the factory before it gets to you and is as simple as dropping into a hole
Fibreglass pools are easy to care for because of their smooth gel-coat surface. This surface makes it difficult for algae and bacteria to grow, making them cleaner and healthier this also means they are easier and cheaper to maintain.
People that have owned both a concrete and a fibreglass pool claim their fibreglass pool is warmer – they heat up quicker and stay warmer for longer.
Fibreglass is a reliable material and most pool manufacturers provide an extensive warranty period. Fibreglass is super strong, and quality manufactured pools have the added benefit of being both flexible and strong.
The benefits of a Concrete Pool
The primary advantage of concrete is that it’s highly customizable. Concrete pools give you the ability to customize the size, shape, or any other features you may be looking for.
The startup process for a concrete pool is long and drawn-out. Remember, the curing process alone takes almost a month, and a lot more goes into the construction process than just that. In contrast to fiberglass and vinyl liner pools, which can be completed in several weeks, concrete pools require 3-6 months to install.
Concrete pools require a lot of hands-on maintenance. The porous nature of concrete means it easily harbors algae. Once embedded into the surface of a concrete pool, algae is extremely tough to remove. In fact, concrete pool requires brushing over the entire surface of the pool with a brush at least once a week to remove any algae that is on the surface.