The Fiberglass Advantage

Compare

Wondering why you should choose a Fiberglass pool...then look below at a comparison between fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl pools!

 FiberglassGunite/ConcreteVinyl Liner
Warranty

Custom Fiberglass Pools 50 year Structural Warranty is the longest in the industry

Dependent upon contractor - usually no more than 2 years

Liner seams only

Installation Time

3 days

12 - 16 weeks

8 - 12 weeks

Shapes of Pools

Custom Fiberglass Pools offers over 30 different sizes and shapes

Numerous

Limited to the shapes of the manufacturers

Stairs and Seating

Built into pool

Optional but has an additional cost

Optional but has an additional cost

Quality Control

Manufactured in a controlled factory environment

Built on-site - no additional control measures taken

Built on-site - dependent on the installer and the quality of the vinyl kit used

Structural Integrity

17 times stronger than Gunite

Prone to cracking and erosion

Tears and wrinkles easily

Chemical Usage

45% less than other types of pools

Extreme chemical use needed

Fewer than Gunite but substantially more than fiberglass

Maintenance Time

15 minutes per week

3 - 4 hours per week

1 - 2 hours per week

Major Renovation

None

Resurface every 6 - 10 years (costly)

Liner needs replacing every 5 - 7 years

Surface Comparison
  • Gel-coat
  • Longest lasting surface available
  • Smooth finish
  • Algae does not adhere
  • Child and pet proof
  • No resurfacing required
  • Cement/plaster
  • Cracks, chips and peels
  • Pourous, rough surface
  • Algae breeds easily
  • Rough on feet and hands
  • Requires acid wash to remove stains
  • Vinyl Liner
  • Lasts approximately 5 years
  • Can be very slippery
  • Algae forms easily
  • Tears easily
  • Liner must be replaced approximately every 5 years