Many times when people hear about fiberglass pools they think of something that is plain or a bathtub. However, this is not the case anymore. For those who want a swim-in, swim-out tanning ledge, you have the great option of a hybrid design in which a notch is cut in the fiberglass shell where it can be connected to a gunite tanning ledge. While the market for fiberglass pools is growing, you must be sure that you are getting someone who knows what they are doing. Many builders say that cutting into the pool can make or break the whole creation—if done incorrectly, the whole project is a disaster.
With the growing interest, there have also been some growing concerns. Some people have begun a rumor stating that fiberglass pools will float or pop up. This is entirely untrue. The pools are full of water first off, and secondly, the concrete deck or whichever decking it was built into, engulfs the pool’s outer lip—making it impossible for the pool to move unless the concrete moves with it. Another concern is that fiberglass pools only work in warm climates. This is entirely untrue and as far as my research has gone, I have not heard of one fiberglass pool being damaged because of freezing weather conditions.
All in all, fiberglass pools are a great option and with new technology and a great builder—you can have whatever your heart desires.
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