Fibreglass pools – Yes or No?

Pools add to the beauty and utility of a home. With fibreglass pool options available, it makes it easier to set up a pool in the house, especially since construction of a concrete pool can take up a lot of time and mind space. John Clark Pools use only the highest grades of vinyl ester resins and glass fibre products available in the manufacture of pools which enables them to provide you with a lifetime construction warranty. Depending on what you are looking for in a pool, there are certain advantages to both.

Concrete pools are definitely stronger and also easier on the eye and you have a nice number of options to play around with. However, they do take a long time to build and it can take many months for the builder to have the pool fully functional. Fibreglass pools on the other hand are easy to set up and depending on what you opt for, a pool can be up within a matter of weeks. When it comes to the struggle to deal with construction then the fibreglass definitely seems like a better option.

Again when it comes to a concrete pool, bear in mind that concrete surfaces are oftenporous, allowing them to absorb water and become the ideal breeding ground for algae and bacteria to grow. Algae once grown can be rather difficult to eliminate. Elimination needs treatment with chemicals. So if you are someone that prefers less use of chemicals and not one for regular maintenance then concrete pools may not be your style. A fibreglass pool has a gelcoat surface that does not easily allow algae breeding and growth. Hence the maintenance for a fibreglass is less as compared to a concrete pool.

However if you are more inclined towards the look of the pool then a concrete pool is a better option. Since the builder constructs the pool as per your requirement, you are free to choose a style and design of your choice. With a fibreglass pool, you can only choose from the pre-determined shapes that need to be transported by road.