The idea of installing a swimming pool appeals to many, however, it’s a significant financial investment, so you want to be sure you are getting the best quality pool for your money. Why should you choose fibreglass? Well, there are a tonne of reasons why installing a fibreglass pool is a good idea. Here are just 12 of them.
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An expansive range of colors, sizes, and designs to choose from
Fibreglass pools come in a huge selection of colours, sizes and designs. You’re spoilt for choice. From spas and plunge pools to lap pools and family-friendly pools, there is something to suit every taste and budget. With ten advanced gel-coat colours on offer, the hardest part is deciding which one to choose.
Unlike other types of pools, fibreglass pools can be installed in as little as seven days. This means you won’t have construction workers at your home every day for months on end while your pool is being built. Installing a fibreglass pool causes minimal disruption to your life and allows you to enjoy your pool sooner. Once you have chosen your swimming pool, it’s just a matter of getting it delivered to site and installed.
Can be installed above or partially above ground
Quality fibreglass shells are engineered for both inground and above installation. Placing your pool above ground or even partially above ground can reduce your installation costs significantly. They are super fast to install as minimal groundwork needs to be done to prepare the site. This installation method is a great option for those who are budget conscious and those who don’t have a flat block to build a pool on. While other pool types can be built above or partially above ground, the construction is usually extensive and expensive.
For most, the idea of having to spend hours on end cleaning the pool isn’t appealing, so if you want a pool that requires the least upkeep, a fibreglass pool is a perfect choice. The interior surface is smooth and non-porous which makes it extremely difficult for algae and bacteria to adhere to the walls and multiply. Because algae activity inhibited, you won’t need to spend anywhere near as much time cleaning your pool. Other types of inground pools such as concrete are notorious for algae infestations.
Save money on chemicals
Because fibreglass pools aren’t prone to algae outbreaks, you won’t need to use as many chemicals to sanitise the water. This not only makes the water safe to swim in, but it can save you a huge amount of money over the lifetime of your pool.
No long term upkeep
Once your Barrier Reef Pools fibreglass shell is installed, it requires no costly long term upkeep. Concrete pools, on the other hand, need to be resurfaced every 10 to 15 years and this is an expensive task costing around $10,000. Vinyl liner pools, another common inground pool variety, need their inner liner replaced every 5 to 10 years or sooner if it breaks. It’s approximately $4000 for a new one.
Retains heat for longer
Fibreglass pools retain and insulate heat which makes the water warmer to swim in. They are great if you want a heating system for your pool as they heat up quicker and stay warmer for longer. This can save you money on your energy bills, as the heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to bring your pool up to a temperature that is comfortable to swim in.
Built-in safety features
All Barrier Reef Pools swimming pools have non slip surfaces, steps and a child safety ledge running around the inside of the pool. While children should never be left unsupervised in the pool, having these extra safety elements can provide parents with peace of mind. The child safety ledge is perfect for young children learning to swim, if they tire, they can step on the ledge from anywhere around the pool rather than having to swim back to the step. The surface is smooth and gentle on the feet and you don’t have to worry about scratches or abrasions from sharp tiles or rough aggregate.
Can add value to your home
It’s no secret that Aussies love their pools and when looking for a property to buy, most don’t want an outdated pool or one that’s going to require a lot of work and money. Fibreglass pools are the easiest and most economical pools to run on the market, making them a sought-after choice. Not only that, they look fantastic too and can add a touch of luxury to any space.
Compatible with all sanitising options
Fibreglass pools are highly compatible with all sanitising options which gives you flexibility when deciding on one for your pool. The gel coat is resistant to prolonged exposure to chemicals, so regardless of which one you choose, it will have no ill effects on the shell.
Strong and long-lasting
Most in-ground swimming pools are strong and durable, however, our fibreglass pools are engineered to a technological standard that simply cannot be matched by our competitors. Concrete pools generally come with a 7-year warranty, ours come with a lifetime warranty. Why? Because we are so confident in their quality! They are made in a state of the art temperature controlled facility and are engineered using precision. We have full control over the conditions where they are made. Concrete pools don’t have this option as they are constructed on-site from scratch.
Designed to withstand harsh Australian climates
Fibreglass pools have a slight flex which enables them to withstand subtle earth movements without splitting. Concrete is known to crack when there is earth shifts or expansion caused by frozen water. Fixing this can be an expensive exercise. The gel coat finish on a fibreglass pool will maintain its vibrant colour over its lifespan without the risk of it fading from UV damage.
When deciding on a pool type, it is hard to ignore all the benefits that a fiberglass pool can offer. We hope this post has given you insight into some of the reasons why you should choose a fiberglass pool for your home. If you have any questions or would like additional information, feel free to get in contact, and one of our friendly Barrier Reef Pools Queensland team members will happily assist.