Frequently Question asked about Fiberglass Pools
What are the benefits of a fiberglass pool?
- Easy to maintain
- Installation flexibility
- Endurance and longevity
- Environmental and cost friendly
Are Fiberglass pools worth it?
Fiberglass pools actually save you money.
While they cost you a bit more up front than a concrete pool, they make up for it by requiring low maintenance.
You won’t have to replaster a fiberglass pool like you would with concrete, and you don’t have to worry about replacing any vinyl.
Can fiberglass pools crack?
Fiberglass pools have a gel coating that can develop hairline cracks over time. These cracks only enter the gel coat and do not affect the pool’s structural durability, nor do they indicate leaks.
If you see blisters as well as cracks, this is a sign that the gel coating was applied too thinly.
Reasons a fiberglass pool can crack:
- Incorrect shipping support
- Accidental Damage
- Incorrect gel coat thickness
- Low quality gel coat
- Pool shell too thin or too weak.
How long do fiberglass pools last?
A fiberglass pool can last well over 50 years if it’s a good quality pool.
Factors that affect how long your fiberglass pool will last:
- How the pool is manufactured
- How the pool is installed
- How the pool is maintained
Can fiberglass pools be heated?
Yes, solar power is the most popular and most cost-effective solution to pool heating. It uses energy from the sun to heat your pool. Solar is the most environmentally friendly option when it comes to heating it can also save you valuable rands on your power bill compared to other heating counterparts.
What happens when the fiberglass pool is empty?
There is no weight of the water inside the pool, so the ground water can damage the pool.
The thin walls of a fiberglass pool make totally draining a bad idea because pressure from water below the pool or along the outside can cause the fiberglass to buckle and crack.
However, you can partially drain the pool briefly while you clean algae and calcium deposits along the water line when necessary.
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