If you are reading this, then you are probably thinking about installing a fiberglass swimming pool in your backyard. However, in doing research about fiberglass pools you will come across a lot of naysayers and myths that may deter you from your initial decision. Do not let that happen!
We are here to separate the wheat from the chaff (metaphorically speaking) to help you decide whether or not you should invest in a fiberglass swimming pool based on facts, not fiction.
Fiberglass Pools Myths and Facts
Let us take a look at some of the most common fiberglas swimming pool myths and replace them with some evidence-backed facts:
- Fiberglass pools will pop up over time:
One of the most common rumors surrounding fiberglass pools is that they will just spontaneously pop out from the ground as time goes by, either due to extreme weather conditions or just because of normal wear and tear. This is obviously very far from the truth, because once installed, fiberglass swimming pools will stay in place thanks to the concrete deck that it is place on top of. Plus the water in the swimming pool is enough to weigh it down and keep it place indefinitely.
- Fiberglass swimming pools do not last:
Some people erroneously believe that fiberglass pools do not last, but the truth is that they are actually very durable and can last for years and even decades, granted that you take care of them using the recommended maintenance methods.
- They do not offer variety:
Fiberglass swimming pools have come a long way since they were first manufactured and are now available in a wide variety of designs and options. So, you can customize your fiberglass swimming pool to your heart’s content using the plethora of available templates, many of which are very much in line with current swimming pool design trends.
- They do not work in certain climates:
Some people believe that fiberglass swimming pools are so fragile that they are not a sustainable option for cooler climates. However, if that were true, then there would not be so many satisfied customers or fiberglass pool owners in locations like Canada where winter temperatures are often in the negatives. Truth is fiberglass pools are made from flexible and sturdy materials which makes them suitable for all types of climates and weather conditions.
- They have a cheap look:
Just because fiberglass swimming pools are typically more affordable than pools that are constructed from more “traditional” materials, does not mean that they have a “cheap” look. On the contrary, fiberglass pools can be quite elegant and aesthetically pleasing. Plus the fact that you can customize the design to your preferences means that you have full control over how your swimming pool will look and function in the end and you have so many options to choose from including mosaic inlay tiling, ceramic tiling, fibre-optic lighting systems, colored pool finishing, and so much more.
- They can only be installed with a crane:
It is not always necessary to use a crane when installing a fiberglass swimming pool. In fact, cranes are typically utilized only when the pool construction crew is having a hard time accessing your site and it also works well for small sites. Otherwise, a Skytrack or excavator is usually enough to install a fiberglass swimming pool.
- It will not look like a real pool:
We don’t know where this rumor originated but it’s actually quite hilarious. The fact of the matter is that fiberglass swimming pools look and perform just like regular concrete swimming pools, especially because you can get them in so many different designs nowadays. So you won’t be “missing out” on anything when you choose a fiberglass swimming pool and you’ll still be able to enjoy the same experience of having a swimming pool in your backyard.
As you can see, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding fiberglass swimming pools, all of which are based on rumor, myth, and even a little misunderstanding. At Riverina Pools we have a wealth of experience when it comes to pool construction and have been working with fiberglass swimming pools pretty much since they were first introduced to the market. We know what the facts are on these pools and would be delighted to share our expertise with you, so head on over to our website at riverinapools.com.au if you would like more information about fiberglass swimming pools or just swimming pools in general.