Fibreglass or Concrete Pools? It Depends

If you want to install a pool for your yard, your choice will usually come down to either concrete or fibreglass. The question is: which one is better for you? The short answer is, “It depends.”

Of these two types, neither one is better nor worse than the other but they do have their unique advantages. For one, fibreglass pools generally have a shorter installation time. Although a concrete pool is about 40 per cent more expensive, on average, they are also more customizable.

A concrete pool is also more ideal if you want a pool deeper than 8 feet, and it’s a good choice if you want a truly customized shape for the pool and natural landscaping to go with it.

On the other hand, you should choose a fibreglass pool if you don’t have time to spare for cleaning and maintenance, which concrete pools require a lot of. The non-porous material makes it resistant to mould and algae build-up. Moreover, it’s less likely to develop structural problems in the long run. It also has flexibility to resist ground movement, which is important if you’re near an area where the ground vibrates frequently (e.g. near a quarry). Fibreglass is also a good choice if you have kids; you won’t have to worry about abrasion, so the chances of them hurting themselves after falling near the pool is much lower.

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