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Here at Parrot Bay Pools, we are passionate about the benefits of owning a fiberglass pool. As a matter of fact, since the beginning of our business, we made it a goal to become the #1 fiberglass pool installer in NC. We have had the opportunity to build thousands of pools for clients all across the state.
While every job did not go swimmingly, we learned a lot during each. But because of the sheer volume of pools we’ve built and the many discussions we’ve had with fiberglass pool professionals around the country, we have an in-depth knowledge of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to in-ground fiberglass pools.
We share this information with you in the hopes that you’ll never have to face any of these issues. Hiring a reputable organization such as Parrot Bay Pools can help you avoid any of the issues that may arise with a fiberglass pool.
In a fiberglass pool, the gelcoat refers to the liquid-colored resin material applied to the pool shell. Think of it as a much thicker paint, applied to finish off the look of your fiberglass pool. If you need to repair the gel coat, you may find that too often, the repair doesn’t match the original coat, which can draw attention to it.
Solution: Utilizing a solid-color gelcoat alleviates this issue.
These cracks appear in the gel coat as thin and fibrous patterns. What causes them? Usually it can be attributed to damage in shipping, a mistake in manufacturing, or improper installation.
Solution: Hiring a great manufacturer and installer ensures quality issues like this do not occur.
Bulging in pool walls might be the result of a water pressure issue, but it also can be the result of problems with the foundation surfaces. These bulges can then lead to cracks, and other, more expensive issues.
Solution: Making use of a gravel backfill helps to avoid bulging.
Whether it’s a result of time, exposure to the elements or prolonged sun exposure, or chemicals causing anomalies, it’s pretty common for pool owners to notice some facing and discoloration of their fiberglass pools. This can make the pool look dirty, even when it is crystal clear.
Solution: Cross-Lynx Composite Technology is very beneficial. In addition, proper pool maintenance can make a world of difference. These are two keys to making your fiberglass pool last for years to come.
Solution: As with spider cracks a gravel backfill can help this issue and The River Pools Way makes sure your plumbing is installed correctly.