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Fibreglass vs Concrete Pools: Here’s How to Find your Fit

If you’re planning on splashing in your own private pool this summer, you might have started researching whether a fiberglass or concrete pool is the best choice. There are quite a few differences between fiberglass and concrete pools, and both have their pros and cons.

Here are a few benefits of both to help you pick the perfect pool.

Get It Custom Made

If you’re looking to get a customised shape or size, you will probably need a concrete pool. This gives you more freedom to create the vision you have in mind for your pool. Why not add on special features like a rock structure or grottos?

Unfortunately, fiberglass pools only come in standard sizes. But on the bright side, because fiberglass pools are becoming more and more popular, there are quite a few options available these days.

Comfort is Key

Concrete pools are known for their rough surface, and it can be quite harsh on your feet. The last thing you want is the little ones crying over their feet getting sore after you have spent thousands on a new pool.

Fiberglass pools have a much smoother surface, but they do tend to be more slippery, so do be careful.

Pool Maintenance

Unfortunately, swimming pools aren’t all fun and games. Cleaning your pool is part of the deal. Fiberglass pools need a lot less cleaning and maintenance than cement swimming pools.

The smoother surface of the fiberglass pools also means less algae growth. Concrete surfaces absorb more water and become the ideal breeding ground for algae and bacteria to grow. Owners of these concrete pools typically spend more time and money keeping their pools healthy and safe to swim in.

Although concrete pools take a little bit more elbow grease to clean, they’re more durable in the long term.

Swimming Pool Expenses

Structurally speaking, fiberglass pools are known to have the least number of repairs and expenses. Fiberglass is a super-tough material, which means that good-quality fiberglass pools get the benefit of being both strong and flexible at the same time. With a fiberglass pool, most of the work is done for you by the factory that supplies the pools.  

A standard installation can typically be completed in a week or two, whereas concrete pools can take several weeks, if not months, to complete. Concrete options can also cost a pretty penny to build, and need resurfacing every 10-15 years, depending on the type of surface finish used.

Investment Opportunity

A swimming pool can definitely increase the value of your home. Whether you’re thinking of getting a concrete or a fiberglass pool installed, you will reap the rewards of installing your pool when you resell your property.

The Right Temperature

Everyone has a different preference when it comes to swimming pool temperatures. Some enjoy a refreshing cold swim to wake up in the morning, and others cannot dip their toe in the water without it being at least lukewarm. Fibreglass pools tend to be warmer than concrete swimming pools, so if you prefer to dive into the pool without getting “cold feet”, a fiberglass pool is your best bet.

At SA Pools, we provide superior products at the most competitive prices. Whether you’ve decided on a concrete or fiberglass pool for your home, be sure to contact us for the best quality pools and installations.
With more than three decades of experience in the pool building industry, we know the ins and outs of the pool business off by heart.

Be sure to contact us to experience our excellent pools for yourself.