If you read Pool Construction Part One: Concrete Decisions, you will know that there are multiple steps for installing a concrete pool. Fiberglass pool construction is somewhat more straightforward. Fiberglass is a composite made of a plastic polymer reinforced with glass fibers. The nature of this material requires the shell of a fiberglass pool to be manufactured in a warehouse. Things like stairs, custom jets, overflow edges, and other water features can be built in during the manufacturing process. Warehouse manufacturing is beneficial because it reduces installation time, but it also limits options for the shape and size of your pool.
When constructing a fiberglass pool for you, our pool construction crew will excavate your land and lay the plumbing. The fiberglass shell will be shipped whole to your location, and we will use a crane to lower the shell into the excavated land.
Why would someone choose a fiberglass pool?
- Less maintenance than a concrete pool. The nonporous surface of fiberglass restricts the growth of algae.
- Fewer chemicals are needed. In addition to less algae, there is no chance your fiberglass will change the chemistry of the water. Both of these facts reduce the amount of chemicals necessary to maintain your pool.
- It is flexible. Fiberglass is considered a flexible material, which means if the earth moves, the fiberglass pool is more likely to survive.
- Less lifetime expense. A fiberglass pool does not have tiles, plaster, or a vinyl lining that will need to be replaced, reducing the overall lifetime cost of the pool.
When designing your backyard getaway, be sure to discuss all of the pros and cons of a fiberglass pool in North Carolina with your Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios representative.