Aqua Magazine recently wrote an article detailing the many benefits of going with a fiberglass pool versus a gunite/plaster or vinyl liner and longevity was the premier reason to pick a fiberglass pool. Gunite and Plaster pools will have to be resurfaced or acid washed at some point, often more than once during the life of the pool, and a vinyl liner will have to be replaced every few years. A fiberglass pool never needs resurfacing, acid washing or any type of replacement, making it the best cost alternative in the long run of the three types of pools.
Besides longevity fiberglass pools now are coming into the gunite/plaster territory by offering up beautiful colors but without the fear of bleaching them by adding certain types of chlorine or other chemicals, again proving to be.
Fiberglass pools now come with a variety of features including vanishing edges, attached spas, associated water features and even all-tile surfaces. “We’ve reached a point,” explains Sullivan, “that we can do anything with fiberglass that you can do with concrete.”
Fiberglass proponents cite a number of benefits including ease of maintenance, stable water chemistry, skin-friendly surfaces, and enduring beauty that doesn’t change over time.
In addition to the increasing design flexibility, Sullivan adds a provocative point about the material itself, one that few have likely considered. “When you think about other situations where water and human skin come in contact, fiberglass is almost always the material of choice. Think about it, water-park slides, sailboats, surfboards, jet skis, all are made with fiberglass. The material is very skin friendly and performs well in the presence of water. It’s a perfect material for swimming pools for the same reasons.”
Because fiberglass is a flexible material, proponents claim it’s more resistant to ground movement than concrete pools. “Concrete pools have to be engineered to withstand movement in the soil,” explains Kirk Sullivan, president of San Juan Pools. “A fiberglass pool has flexibility and will move slightly as the ground moves.”
With San Juan Pools there’s never any room for compromise on quality. All San Juan fiberglass pools are manufactured in a controlled factory environment under strict supervision, resulting in a predictable high-quality product.
“An unyielding commitment to quality has been San Juan’s stock in trade ever since we produced our first fiberglass pool back in 1958; As a matter of fact, our first pool is still in use, looking as good today as the day it left the factory. It’s a monument to the enduring quality of our product,”
-Kirk Sullivan, President of Lakeland, Florida-based San Juan Fiberglass Pools.
How Do I Get My Own Fiberglass Pool? What Is The Process?
- Contact our friendly Tropical Fiberglass Pools staff
- Your pool installer schedules a day and time to come by your home
- Pool installer will go over your backyard and consider all your options, wants, and needs
- Order a San Juan Fiberglass Pool from Tropical Fiberglass Pools and San Juan Pools will custom make your pool at the factory
- Pool installer excavates the area for your fiberglass pool
- Pool arrives at your home
- Pool is lifted off the truck bed by crane
- Pool is set into the pre-dug area prepared by your installer
- Pools plumbing and electrical will be connected
- Pool is back-filled with sand and starts filling with water
- Pool decking is done
YOU’RE READY TO SWIM