What Is a Fiberglass Swimming Pool?

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Fiberglass is a type of material manufactured from extremely thin strands of glass, which is where the material gets its name. Fiberglass is used in a wide variety of applications and is even great for acting as a liner for the wall and sides of your home swimming pool.

Tiles

  • As opposed to a concrete pool or a vinyl liner pool, fiberglass swimming pools typically have tiles that line the bottom and sides of the unit. These tiles can be in a number of different colors and designs, allowing you to coordinate a common look amount your yard and the area around your pool. For example, you can purchase these tiles in a color that matches finish on the deck around your pool.

Installation

  • A fiberglass swimming pools is made in a mold in the exact size and shape specified by the user. This mold is in one piece. A hole is then dug in the ground to match the size and shape of the mold, and the swimming pool is installed. This is contrary to concrete swimming pools that must be poured into a hole in the ground and vinyl liner swimming pools that typically come in pieces and need to be assembled.

Smooth Surface

  • Fiberglass swimming pools are notable for their finish, which provides smooth walls and floors for swimmers. The concrete of a swimming pool, by comparison typically has a coarse finish that gets coarser and more uncomfortable as that finish wears off. Vinyl pool liners are smooth but can bunch up over time.

Maintenance

  • Fiberglass swimming pools do not require nearly as much maintenance as pools made of concrete or pools made of vinyl liners. These types of pools with either need to be refinished (for concrete) or have the liner replaced every few years as necessary. Fiberglass swimming pools do not require this type of surface maintenance.

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