There are several factors that you’ll be considering if you’re thinking about installing a new pool in your home, and one near the top of any list is which primary material to use. There are several options out there, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks depending on your needs, budget and other factors.
At Packman’s Pools, our primary pool materials offered for our custom swimming pool construction are gunite and fiberglass. These double as the two most common types in Utah, both highly durable and easy to work with. Fiberglass, in particular, holds several specific long-term benefits – here’s why you might consider installing a fiberglass pool.
Of all the common materials used for pools around the country, fiberglass is likely the single simplest and fastest to install. Most fiberglass pool shells can be installed safely and properly within just a single day, installing in a way that make them secure and not prone to any weather risks. This is compared to several other products that might take multiple days depending on the size of the pool – and which might be altered in between installation periods by high winds or other elements, a risk you do not face whatsoever with fiberglass materials.
In addition to easy installation, fiberglass pools also come with some of the easiest care methods out there. This is particularly valuable for a place like Utah where the temperatures get very high during the summer – it takes more maintenance than usual to maintain the pool plus prevent algae growth, which is more common at higher temperatures.
Fiberglass is the best material you can find for preventing algae and other growths. It’s a gelcoat surface that’s smooth and nonporous, meaning there’s no where for algae or other contaminants to build up and collect. This means your fiberglass pool will require fewer chemicals to keep them clean and safe, a factor that will be reflected in your wallet long-term.
Long Lifespan, Low Costs
Due to the above and some other factors, fiberglass pools have some of the longest lifespans out there. Fiberglass pool structures are known to last for up to 50 years, and their surfaces last at least 20 to 30 with limited maintenance. When you combine this with virtually nonexistent upkeep costs, you’re getting a pool that will pay off on its initial investment several times over during its lifespan. Certain cost analyses have found that maintaining a fiberglass pool costs barely more than a third of what it costs to maintain a similarly-sized vinyl pool, amounts that equate to thousands of dollars every year – money that stays in your pocket while you enjoy a high-quality pool experience.
For more on why fiberglass pools are a great choice for you, or to learn about any of our swimming pool construction services, speak to the staff at Packman’s Pools today.