Fiberglass Pools

Ever since fiberglass pools debuted in the 1960s, construction and technological improvements have made fiberglass a great option to enhance backyards utilized for social time and to escape the summer heat. With lower maintenance and smooth operations, fiberglass pools continue to increase in popularity.

Inground Fiberglass Pools

Let’s explore the main reasons to choose a fiberglass pool.

Quicker Installation

Anyone eager to get their backyard pool understands the value of a fast installation job. Compared to other types, a fiberglass pool takes the least amount of time to install: around three to six weeks, even for a large inground pool.

Highly Durable and Reliable

The fiberglass swimming pool shell is made of extremely tough and durable material, entwined with several layers of fortifying vinyl ester and polyester resins. These factors make a fiberglass pool less likely to break. So, it doesn’t need a renovation unless there is significant repair or damage.

Savings on Maintenance Costs

When well-maintained, fiberglass pools can last for up to 30 years without requiring resurfacing. You also don’t need to keep adding chemicals or clean the walls every weekend.

Less Cleanup After the Job Is Done

The pool builders will only visit your home when the pre-made mold arrives, meaning – there is minimal effort needed for post-project cleanup. Even additional details, such as seating, steps, tile patterns, and in-floor cleaning systems are pre-installed.

Fiberglass Pool Installation Process

Fiberglass Pool Installation Process

In terms of quality, fiberglass has surpassed some other types of pools, making it the preferred pool construction material in most markets. Premier Pools & Spas, is the top fiberglass pool builder in the country.

With our vast experience and knowledgeable crew, we strive to meet the backyard goals of pool lovers all over America. The quick installation process of fiberglass pools is outlined here.

Step 1: Layout

Before excavating, a Premier employee and customer should have a discussion about the desired placement of the pool and any landscaping wishes that need to be taken into account. We will then mark the placement of the pool in the yard at this step.

Step 2: Excavation

Excavators & backhoes dig the pool to spec, allowing an over dig for plumbing & accessories; the dig sheet provides the measurements for length, width, & depth, & the installer uses it to check levels.

Step 3: Setting

Once the excavation is over, a bed of gravel is placed on the ground to serve as a foundation for the pool. The screed bars are arranged to create a sloped surface, making it easy to level the gravel. Finally, the gravel is firmly compressed to ensure the floor is secure.

Step 4: Delivery & Install

Before installation, we will visit the location to ensure that the pool can be safely lifted into place with a crane and that the access plan or path is feasible. Once the pool is perfectly situated in the excavation, it is plumbed and backfilled.

Step 5: Plumbing 

Afterwards, the pump, filter and optional salt system is then put into place. Finally, the pool is filled with water and backfilled with either gravel or flowable backfill to provide equal pressure and stability to the fiberglass walls.

Step 6: Coping

To create a stunning finish for the pool, we install coping on the top of the pool and bond beam. After the paver coping is set, the decking and fencing is complete, and any landscaping is set in place.

What to consider while building a fiberglass pool.

Here are some aspects to consider while building your fiberglass pool.

Fiberglass Pool Costs

Building a fiberglass pool can be a tad more expensive than the others, given its high durability and use of robust materials. Moreover, there are delivery charges that can add up to the cost of installation.

Customization Needs

Since fiberglass pool mold designs are limited, you may not have much room for custom designs. However, you can build your backyard paradise with a pool spa combo, tanning ledges, or other add-ons.

Pool Size

A fiberglass pool must not exceed a width of 16 feet, and anything more requires extensive transportation permits. But by investing in beautiful landscape designs, you can achieve the look you are going for.

Fiberglass Pool Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fiberglass pool?

A fiberglass pool is a pre-formed pool structure made of fiberglass-reinforced composite material. It comes in one piece and is installed in the ground as a whole unit.

Can a fiberglass pool be installed above ground?

Fiberglass pools are primarily designed for in-ground installation due to their weight and structural considerations.

Can you customize the shape and size of a fiberglass pool?

Fiberglass pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they are limited to the molds available from manufacturers. While customization options may be more limited compared to concrete pools, you can still choose from various shapes, depths, and features.

Are fiberglass pools easy to maintain?

Yes, fiberglass pools are generally easier to maintain compared to other types of pools. Their smooth gelcoat surface inhibits algae growth, which reduces the need for extensive cleaning.

Are fiberglass pools compatible with saltwater systems?

Yes, fiberglass pools are compatible with saltwater systems!

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Contact Us To Build Your Backyard Inground Fiberglass Pool

If you would like to learn more about your fiberglass pool options, custom features, and services, arrange for your free, no-obligation consultation and estimate at one of our franchise locations. If a fiberglass pool is the right pool choice for you, call us to know more about your pool financing options.

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