Here in Australia, home improvements are all the rage, and adding a swimming pool is one of the top priorities. There are a few options to choose from if you are in the market for a pool. Fiberglass is one of them, and it offers many advantages. We have compiled 12 reasons why you should consider a fibreglass pool.
Features of Integrated Safety
Pools like ours here at Newcastle Swimming Pools have a lustrous gel-coat surface that is non-slip and soft underfoot. As a result, you won’t have to worry about getting sore feet or scratches from abrasive tiles. Despite its apparent smallness, it can affect your overall enjoyment of the pool.
In addition to non-slip surfaces, all our medium to large pool varieties feature a built-in safety ledge. The ledge runs the length of the pool, which is ideal for children who are becoming more confident in the water, as they do not have to swim back to the step, they can get to the nearest part of the ledge from anywhere in the pool.
A fraction of the time it takes to install a pool
Fibreglass pools are quick to install compared to other types of pools, which can take as long as 6 months to complete. It can be stressful to have construction workers at your home for months at a time. In a fibreglass installation, most of the work is already done since the shell is manufactured off-site. All that’s left is to prepare the ground.
Choosing a fibreglass pool means you can enjoy your pool sooner rather than later. If the weather cooperates and no permits are delayed, your pool can be installed in as little as 7 days.
A wide selection to choose from
Fiberglass pools come in a variety of styles and shapes. Whether you are looking for a small pool to fill a small space or a large pool for hosting large events, there is something for every taste and home. Choosing the right design is the most challenging part because there are so many options.
Installation Methods to Suit Your Backyard
You may be better off installing an above-ground pool if you have a backyard that isn’t “perfect” for pool installation. Additionally, it can be more affordable as minimal groundwork is necessary to install the pool.
Fibreglass pools are skillfully engineered to be installed both above and below ground. By installing them partially above or above ground, they won’t shift, bow, or be structurally compromised. These methods can be used to build other types of pools, but the process is generally labor-intensive and expensive.
It’s Easy to Clean
A fibreglass pool has a smooth surface, as we mentioned above. It is also non-porous, so algae spores have a hard time attaching themselves to it. As a result, algae growth is inhibited and you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning the pool. If you don’t have to clean the pool constantly, you can spend your free time swimming instead!
Reduced operating costs
Fiberglass pools don’t have algae infestations, so the need for heavy doses of chemicals is significantly reduced. Over the life of the pool, you can save a lot. If algae break out in the water, pool shock is often used to treat it.
To ensure that the chlorine is evenly distributed throughout the pool, and to prevent the sun from degrading it, you should run the pump overnight. With a concrete pool, you may have to do this a few times a week in summer, which can drive up your energy bills.
Upkeep is not ongoing
As soon as your Newcastle Swimming Pools fibreglass shell is installed, you’re done! To keep it looking as good as it does, you don’t need to do anything. Permanent pools cannot provide the same benefits. Concrete pools need to be resurfaced every ten to fifteen years.
This will also set you back around $10,000. Vinyl-lined pools require their inner vinyl liners to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, at a cost of about $4,000. Vinyl liners are prone to tears, so you may need to replace them sooner.
A heating system used to be a luxury item that only those with deep pockets could afford, but now everyday Australians are including them in their pool setups. This is because they are cheaper now. Fibreglass swimming pools are great because they retain heat, and they heat up faster than concrete swimming pools. You don’t have to use your heating for long periods to achieve great results.
Durable and strong
Swimming pools made of fiberglass are more durable than most in-ground pools, but there are a few key differences. Fibreglass pools are manufactured using technology unmatched by their handmade concrete counterparts.
There are no external factors such as rain or extreme temperatures that could affect the outcome. All of our fibreglass shells are made in a temperature-controlled facility, and each one undergoes a comprehensive quality control check before leaving the factory.
Our fiberglass pools are covered by a lifetime warranty, while concrete pools have a seven-year warranty. Our pools and spas are constructed according to stringent safety standards.
Designed to withstand the extreme Australian climate
Fiberglass swimming pools are designed to have an imperceptible flex. Therefore, they won’t crack when exposed to freezing temperatures or slight earth movements. Gel-coat finishes can withstand decades of exposure to the sun’s intense rays without fading.
Sanitizing Agent Flexibility
When it comes to sanitizing systems for your pool, you have quite a few options. Among them are chlorine, salt, and minerals. No matter what you choose, none will damage the inner gel finish and it will maintain its vibrant color without peeling or blistering.
Home Values Can Increase Due to It
Swimming pools are incredibly popular in Australia. We have the most pools per capita in the world! People who are looking for a home don’t want a swimming pool. Running that could cost them an arm and a leg. Fiberglass pools are modern, easy to maintain, and affordable. Make a selling point for any home and increase its value.