Saturday, 9 August 2014

Fibreglass pools: Dig and drop

Back in the day, homeowners had bloody debates on whether concrete or fibreglass is better to use for a swimming pool. That debate is pretty much over in the 21st century with the advent of mouldable fibreglass and computer design technology. When it comes to installation and pricing, fibreglass comes in first.

Concrete barrier
What stops many homeowners from investing in concrete pools is the building time. While they cost relatively lower, their construction takes twice as long. However, the real challenge is maintaining them. Algae grows on concrete surfaces and is difficult to clean. Fibreglass pools require virtually no maintenance except for bottom sweeping, just like a bathtub.

I can see clearly now
Have you noticed that water in concrete pools tends to get cloudy after some time? This occurs as a result of its reaction to the concrete elements. Meanwhile, the waterproof gel coating in the fibreglass pool’s interior doesn’t affect the pool water’s chemistry, thereby allowing it to remain clear.

Dig a hole, drop it in, and you’re good to go
A fibreglass pool is made of fibreglass sheets coated with waterproof gel. Due to the material’s versatility, fibreglass pools are moulded into distinct shapes and then delivered to the customer in a matter of days. All that is needed is a hole in the yard to accommodate the moulded shell, installation of the necessary equipment, and filling of water. Once all the maintenance and safety checks have been made, go ahead and make a splash.

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