If you are looking to install a swimming pool in your home, chances are you have found that it can be constructed from either concrete or fibreglass. Concrete has been the traditional material of choice for contractors for time immemorial. However, over the years, more and more homeowners are enjoying the benefits of opting for fibreglass swimming pools. Although both options are good, here are some of the reasons why you should consider a fibreglass swimming pool.
Fibreglass swimming pools are installed faster
One of the main differences between a concrete swimming pool and a fibreglass pool is the installation time. Once your yard has been excavated to make space for the pool, concrete will be poured. This concrete then has to be left to set and cure. As such, the process of constructing a concrete swimming pool tends to take a significant amount of time. On the other hand, fibreglass swimming pools typically come prefabricated. All you need to do is select the shape of your pool and contractors will come and install it. This leads to a faster installation time.
Fibreglass swimming pools are easy to maintain
Although concrete is a durable material, it does require regular maintenance for it to remain in good condition. Since their surface tends to be porous, you will find that concrete pools provide a prime breeding ground for algae and other microorganisms if not cleaned on a regular basis. Fibreglass on the other hand is an inorganic, impervious material. Therefore, not only is it algae resistant, but you do not have to worry about stains and grime being absorbed into its surface. This means it will stay cleaner for longer after being cleaned.
Fibreglass does well with saltwater or chlorinated water
One thing to note about concrete swimming pools is that they are not ideal for use with saltwater. If not sealed correctly, the salt water can cause the concrete to deteriorate over time. This is not the case with fibreglass. If you would prefer having a saltwater pool, you could easily do so with fibreglass. On the other hand, if you still choose to have a chlorinated pool, then you do not have to use too many chemicals. Since fibreglass helps the pool stay cleaner for longer, it also means you would require less chemicals to keep the pool water in good condition. Concrete pools would require regular chlorination to kill harmful germs and bacteria.Share
29 April 2016
Welcome to my blog. My name is Katie, and due to a sensitivity to chlorine, I converted the pool in my yard to a salt water pool. Through the process, I studied a lot about these pools, and I learned their various pros and cons. If you are thinking about installing a pool or hot tub in your yard, you should think about salt water. I invite you to get comfortable and explore this blog. I hope these posts encourage, inspire and inform you so that the next time you are ready to get wet, you have the pool you want and need.