Fibreglass Pools

If you are thinking about installing Fibreglass pools, you will find that some pool builders will offer you a choice of either concrete, fibreglass or modular. Deciding what type of pool is going to suit your situation best might seem like a daunting decision at first. On this page we’ll take a look at the Pro's and Con's of Fibreglass and Concrete. This will help you in your decision making. The modular option is covered on a separate page here

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FIBREGLASS POOL?

“I loved how fast it was to install” – Owner of - Coconut Palms Resort, Kantharawichai, Thailand

  • Very quick to install: The main thing about fibreglass pools is that most of the work is done in the factory before your pool arrives on site. A standard installation can typically be completed in a week. Whereas concrete pools will typically take a month, if not several months to complete.
  • Fibreglass pools have a visually appealing finish: Some fibreglass pool manufacturers invest a great deal of time and resources into creating durable and ascetically pleasing pool finishes. These surface finishes, truly enhance the overall look of your pool. 
  • They are very easy to look after: The smooth gel-coat finish / surface on a fibreglass pool makes it so much easier to control against algae and bacteria growth. Because of this, fibreglass pools are easier and in the main, less expensive to keep clean and healthy. In other words, less work and fewer chemicals. This can be a very big plus in your “Ideal pool for me” checklist.
  • They require very little ongoing care: Unlike some pool surface finishes, fibreglass pools should not need resurfacing – during their lifetime. All that is required in most cases is basic care in accordance with the guidelines from the manufacturer, to keep in good condition. 
  • Fibreglass pools “seem” warmer: Many pool owners who have owned both concrete and fibreglass pools report that fibreglass pools seem to be warmer. Many users state that their fibreglass pools heat up faster than concrete and retain the heat for longer. Surely, this is another argument why many people vote for fibreglass as the best pool technology.
  • Fibreglass is an incredibly hard and durable material: These days many fibreglass pool manufacturers make amazing looking swimming pools and offer long warranties to back them up. Fibreglass is a very tough material which means that a quality manufactured fibreglass pool is both strong and flexible. 

WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE OF A FIBREGLASS POOL?

 

Basically – Shape and size limitations: Because fibreglass pools are made in factory rather than onsite. 

You can only choose from the actual shapes that the manufacturers provide. 

The sizes and shapes are further limited (more so by width) by the fact that they need to be transported by road. 

The widest pool supplied by most suppliers is 4.5 metres in width. 

 

Most manufacturers however, have a good range of shapes and sizes available and most of the time, you can easily find what you’re looking for. 

Basic Fibreglass Designs

The 3 basic shapes are above but there are many more sizes. Please contact us with the size of Fibreglass pool you require

Alue is Length 4 × Width 2.5 × Depth 1.3 metres - Palm Cove is 8 Length x 4.5 Width 1.2 max Depth metres - Atlantis is Length 11 × Width 4.1 × Depth 1.8  metres