Are you dreaming of getting an in-ground swimming pool? Chances are you’ve waited years to make this dream a reality. The only problem is, you have a lot of in-ground pools to choose from, and making that choice might not be easy. But there are many fiberglass pool benefits which is why we recommend fiberglass pool installation. So, which pool type is right for you, and which pool can meet all of your family’s needs?
You’re probably well acquainted with concrete and vinyl liner swimming pools, but fiberglass pools are also growing in popularity thanks to their undeniable benefits. Let’s break down these benefits in further detail.
No one swimming pool is perfect for every pool shopper, but fiberglass pools are known for offering far more pros than cons. A well-manufactured fiberglass pool can improve your overall experience as a pool owner and save you thousands of dollars on maintenance costs. To help you decide if a fiberglass pool is right for you, here’s what you should know.
It’s a fact – fiberglass pools are the quickest in-ground pools to install. By day two of the installation, your fiberglass pool should be in the ground and full of water. A full installation complete with patio work will likely take between 2 and 4 weeks, though some may take as little as 1 week!
In comparison, vinyl in-ground pools take 6 to 8 weeks to install, while concrete pools can take 3 to 6 months to build.
How are fiberglass pools so much faster to install than other kinds? That’s because typically, these pool shells are pre-made, and can then be shipped to the site relatively quickly. The crew on site can use the dimensions of the pool to map out the space that will need to be dug out, and can get started on that even before the pool gets there.
Both the shell and the gelcoat surface of a well-manufactured fiberglass pool can last many decades (fifty years and up). Unlike gunite and liner pools, fiberglass pools don’t require as much upkeep or money to maintain. Lower lifetime costs often mean thousands of dollars in savings for you as a pool owner.
The strength of the fiberglass shell and gelcoat of these kinds of pools means they are less likely to succumb to weather-related risk. While a concrete or vinyl-lined pool is subject to wrinkles, cracks, and other damage, a fiberglass pool can withstand even very cold temperatures without damage.
Gunite and vinyl liner pools can be saltwater pools, but the salt is often hard on vinyl liner pool walls and plaster pool surfaces. The gelcoat on a fiberglass pool, on the other hand, is ideally suited for a salt-chlorine generator.
That smooth gelcoat is also great for keeping the pool walls free of algae and other gunk. And, because of its smooth finish, you won’t need intense chemicals to get it clean. Instead, a damp rag and a pool cleaner will do the job well.
While, as with any pool, you’ll still need to check the water levels, run the filter, and check the pH, the upkeep is far less intensive than in other styles of pool. A concrete pool, for instance, requires brushing every week.
Like tanning ledges, benches, and spas? With most in-ground pools, those features cost extra time and money to add. With a fiberglass pool, these features are already built-in at no additional cost.
Most fiberglass pool designs come with shallow or deep-end bench seating, and many offer spacious tanning ledges. While a separate spa is always an option for your fiberglass pool, some models also come with the spa already built-in. A few models will include a tanning ledge, spa, and bench seating.
Not all swimming pools will improve the value of your home, but a fiberglass pool can. A fiberglass pool can increase your home’s value by around 5% in some markets, so you’ll know that you’re making a worthwhile investment even if you don’t plan to stay in your home forever.
Why do fiberglass pools add more value than other kinds of pools? It’s simple: most homebuyers want a pool, but they don’t want one that will be a headache. In other words, they are looking for something low maintenance, aesthetically appealing, and long-lasting; and a fiberglass pool checks all of these boxes.
Have you ever stubbed or scraped your toe on the bottom of a concrete pool? Ouch. Whether you’re just hanging out in the water, or playing a game of Marco Polo or water volleyball, the smooth surface of a fiberglass pool is less likely to cause scrapes and cuts.
While fiberglass pools are prefabricated and installed in one piece, they can still be customized by an experienced contractor. That means you can add tile, brick, or stone to make your pool look as luxe as any other. We have many in-stock pools ready to be installed, but you can also reach out to us with any questions about designing your own custom swimming pool!
Not only are they long-lasting, but fiberglass pools also usually come with the most thorough warranties on the market. This is because they are manufactured in an environment that allows for more complete quality control. Some of these warranties can be as long as a lifetime!
Whether you’re looking for the traditional rectangular pool, or you want to mix it up, fiberglass pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes so that you can pick the one best for your yard. We have gorgeous River Pools and Sun Pools in-stock and can get started with your new pool installation in as little as 30 days!
The price range for a fiberglass pool typically varies from $40,000 to $85,000 and up for both the shell and the installation.
Keep in mind that the price of your fiberglass pool will vary depending on the pool’s size and the materials that you use to finish your patio and fencing. We offer a variety of fiberglass pools styles that can fit any price point.
At Parrot Bay Pools, we install high-quality fiberglass pools from a variety of brands including River Pools for customers in North Carolina. If you want a premium fiberglass swimming pool that offers all of these benefits and more, get in touch with us today, or explore our pools online to get started.
Contact us by calling (919) 888-0327, filling out our contact form for a consultation, or visiting our fiberglass pool design showroom in Benson, North Carolina! While our swimming pool showroom is in Benson, we serve Holly Springs, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Cary, Clayton, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, and other areas.