Many homeowners that want to have a new pool built at their home come to us asking “Which is better a concrete swimming pool or a fiberglass swimming pool”. While the answer depends really on what you want, let us explain why we believe concrete swimming pools are better than fiberglass swimming pools.
Firstly, concrete swimming pools have limitless design options – if you can think it, we can build it. This means that if you want a really long, deep pool, its possible. If you want a really intricate design with a shallow end and a deep end, we can build it. If you want an attached spa with an overflow waterfall and a sunshelf, we can do it. This is all because concrete pools are built onsite based on the design you want!
Fiberglass pools, on the other-hand, usually are selected out of a catalogue – meaning you have little to no choice in what your pool looks like or how deep it is, other than selecting between pool options 1, 2, or 3.
The advantages of concrete pools also come into play based on how they’re installed. Concrete pools are framed out and then a concrete mixture is used to create your pool. Fiberglass pools are shipped to your home and must be backfilled into place. Backfilling is a process of placing your pool into the ground and securing it against sand or sometimes gravel. When the sand gets wet, it liquifies, and creates extreme pressure on the fiberglass walls which can create bulging sidewalls and spider cracks.
Concrete Pools have limitless options – fully customizable
Concrete Pools are built into place – no backfilling
Concrete Pools have a higher upfront cost than fiberglass
For these reasons, we feel concrete pools are the superior choice when it comes to deciding between concrete and fiberglass. We can help you create a truly wonderful backyard that meets all of your needs with a concrete pool and look forward to working with you! Contact Carolina Pool Consultants today at 704-799-5236.
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