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Thinking of a new pool? Think Fiberglass!

They’re largely maintenance free, stain-resistant and very easy to clean. They have safe, smooth finishes, come in a wide range of styles, colours and shapes. Best of all, a fiberglass pool is extremely durable, giving you worry-free enjoyment for years to come.

Top 10 reasons why fiberglass pools are quickly becoming more popular than concrete or vinyl pools

1. Less maintenance
This is an accepted fact in 2011, no longer up for debate. Fiberglass pools(FP) have reinvented the paradigm that ‘pools are a lot of work’. In fact, most FP owners spend less than 30 minutes a week in total maintenance.

2. Work great with salt
As anyone who understands science will tell you, Salt Chlorinated water, for all its wonders, is abrasive to concrete surfaces. What’s this mean to you? Well, it simply means you’re going to have to resurface your concrete pool much sooner. But as for a FP, salt is not a deterrent on the surface.

3. Less cost
Yes, fiberglass and concrete may cost the same initially, but long term, due to the chemical and maintenance/resurfacing differences, a FP is much less.

4. Quicker install
Who wants a pool guy in their yard for months? Answer: Nobody. In fact, fiberglass pools are often completed, including decking, in 2-3 weeks time. This means less stress for homeowners, neighbors, pets, etc.

5. Much easier on the feet
Believe it or not, this is a big deal. Kids can play in a FP for hours without getting their feet torn apart by the rough surface. At River Pools, we’ve had many customers who owned a concrete pool in the past and bought fiberglass specifically for this reason.

6. More appealing to potential home buyer
Now that so many people understand the low maintenance and longevity benefits of a FP, the real estate market has become very attracted to these types of pools because potential home buyers don’t see them as a lot of work in the future.

7. Much harder for algae to grow
Algae is the bane of a pool owner’s existence, and fiberglass pools have become well known to combat ‘the green monster’ due to their non-porous surface.

8. Seating is included These days, every FP includes built-in steps and benches, a popular feature that always costs more with other types of pools.

9. The Green advantage
With all the talk of the environment today, anything that uses less chemicals is a good thing. And when it comes to concrete vs. fiberglass, there’s no question which one uses less.

10. Solid structure, built to last
No matter what your soil conditions are, fiberglass is the ideal suitor because it’s flexible enough to bend with shrink/swell, but strong enough to deal with the constant elements over the years.


Go Fiberglass!

Come in today and we’ll show you why fiberglass is the way to go for your new pool! Or fill out the form below, and a representative from Creative Homescapes will get in touch with you.


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