It looks like you are almost ready to have some fun in the sun right in your own backyard. Congratulations on deciding to install your in-ground dream swimming pool. Before you can sit back on your inflatable mattress and start sipping tropical drinks, however, you're going to have to decide whether to use vinyl, fiberglass, or concrete to build your pool. Here are a few facts about in-ground fiberglass swimming pools:
Installation of In-ground Fiberglass Pools
Fiberglass pools take about three weeks to install, which is less than a third of the time it takes to install a concrete pool. The fiberglass structure is usually created in a factory and then brought to your home ready to install. The basin is made out of reinforced fiberglass plastic, which is much like a bathtub. After a level hole has been dug and plumbing installed, the fiberglass structure is lowered into place using sand to help it fit snugly.
Benefits of In-ground Fiberglass Pools
Fiberglass pools are generally the most expensive to install because they are the most durable and require the least amount of maintenance. Fiberglass has the ability to flex and absorb shock, so it is very resistant to damage caused by earthquakes or sudden climate changes. As opposed to vinyl, there is no liner that needs to be replaced every ten years, and fiberglass requires less chemical maintenance than concrete. Because of the ease of maintenance involved, fiberglass pools are often considered the best investment in terms of increasing your home's resale value. Not only will buyers be impressed with the aesthetic of a pool, but they will be encouraged to find out that it won't cost them much to maintain it.