Thinking about a fiberglass pool? You don't have to think small anymore!

That is right!  American Fiberglass Pools has quite a variety of “BIG” fiberglass pools.  This includes diving models and non-diving models.  Why think big about a pool?  To follow are a few reasons why.

1. Some back yards are huge, especially if you live on acreage.   Why limit yourself to a smallish pool when it will be dwarfed by the surroundings.  You want the pool to be the focal point of the backyard, don’t you?  You don’t want the smallish pool to look like an afterthought or out of place due to the expansive surroundings, do you?

2. Larger pools can accommodate more swimmers.  If you have kids, the construction of a new fiberglass pool is going to make your place VERY popular.  If you really want to accommodate as many swimmers as possible, you have to strongly consider owning a bigger pool than the Jones down the street that strictly use the pool to sit in and drink a few adult beverages.

3. If you want to have water Olympics at your place with volleyball, basketball, lap swimming and such, the bigger the pool, the more room to play those games and the more players you can have.

4. Larger fiberglass pools with saltwater chlorination don’t take much more time to take care of than smaller pools do.

So now a little fiberglass pool history lesson.  Most fiberglass pool manufacturer’s pools are made to be a maximum of 16 feet wide for shipping purposes.  Most fiberglass pool buyers do not know that 16 feet includes the pool coping which typically takes up at least 1 foot from the width and length of the pool.  That’s right, the pool you thought was 16 feet wide only has a 15 foot wide swim area.  This same scenario applies to pool lengths as well.  Examples: 39 foot length is actually 38 foot length; a 30 foot length is actually 29 foot length, etc. etc.   A little deceiving don’t you think?  Oh well, I cannot address the lower standards of other people.  Now, let’s get back to talking about larger fiberglass pools.

The largest diving fiberglass pool I’m aware of is the American Fiberglass Pool model Frio.  The inside dimensions are a true 18 feet wide and 42 feet long.  It can easily accommodate a 6 foot diving board or jump rock.  It is a real site going down the highway and can be seen for miles.  It is a giant when compared to other fiberglass pools on the market.  One of the Frio’s biggest advantages is a large shallow end.  The Frio gives you the best of both worlds as a diving capable fiberglass pool that has a huge shallow end and still has lots of benches.

The American Fiberglass Pool model Guadalupe is the Lone Ranger of the fiberglass pool world.  WHY?  It is because it is 19 feet wide on the inside and 43 feet long on the inside length.  It is so big that it requires a specialized tilt trailer for transport.  I have personally sold many Guadalupe models by providing our potential buyers with scaled templates of the Guadalupe along with the same for a competitor’s fiberglass pool.  The proof is just astounding.  The Guadalupe just swallows up any other fiberglass pool manufactured anywhere.  The Guadalupe is a non-diving pool with a maximum depth of 5 foot 7 inches.

So let’s wrap things up on this subject.  You no longer are limited to 15 foot swimming widths like brand X, Y, and Z fiberglass pool manufacturers offer.  You no longer have to make due with fiberglass pools that are really too small for the yard space you have.  You no longer have to worry about not having ample pool room for big parties, water sports, or lap swimming.

Check out these two beautiful, affordable, VERY LOW maintenance American Fiberglass Pools on our website at  Or better yet, give us a call at 1-800-324-7665 to get pricing on your own American Fiberglass Pool model FRIO or GUADALUPE .

As always, we welcome any feedback from each of you about our opinions, so reply below.

Fiberglass Swimming Pools

Model Frio


Fiberglass Pools

Model Gaudalupe

48 Responses to “Thinking about a fiberglass pool? You don’t have to think small anymore!”

  1. TBS says:

    You are right, I am amazed that you have fiberglass pools this big ! Can I get one shipped to Bixby Oklahoma ??
    If so, please contact me at 918-***-****.
    Thanks, TBS

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      You bet! In fact your pool will be delivered on 8/10/12 good lord willing and the creek don’t rise.

  2. Dainty One says:

    Dear Sir, Great to find out that you have such large pools.
    We have wanted a fiberglass pool forever but always felt like the ones available were too small to put in at our ranch out side of Houston.
    Please contact us so that you can come to our property and get the process started on one of your big pools. 713-***-****.
    Thanks, Dainty

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      We are glad you waited long enough to get a Texas sized pool. As you already know, your pool construction loan was approved this past Monday. The paperwork should be ready to sign early next week and then we will eliminate you having to miss swimming every afternoon.

  3. Bill says:

    Holy cow Batman ! You guys make some enormous pools !!
    Since no one else has anything like these , You gotta be killiing them in the sales of bigger fiberglass pools .

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Smash! Pow! You are so right Robin! Some of our competitors are envious of the huge pool models we have.

  4. Kakuro Nut says:

    Having those huge pools must drive your competition mad.
    No one can really compete with you on the size of your biggest models.
    Guess all they hav e to offer is a much cheaper price in order to try to sale against American Fiberglass Pools!!!!!

  5. Emma Jean says:

    Are you able to transport the Guadalupe model to us in Anniston, Alabama?
    If so you can contact us at 205-***-****.
    Thank you, E J

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Yes mam! We deliver to Alabama all the time. We have one going to Birmingham next week and another to Orange Beach in mid-September.

  6. Randy says:

    We have interest in only big f/g pools. Yours seem to fit the need. Our home is in Ft. Carson Colorado.
    Can you deliver to us? We are wanting to surprise our kids so please respond only by email at this time.
    Thank you, Randy

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Yes sir! Colorado is just a hop, skip, and jump from here. You have had our numbers for a few days now, so all we need to do is get the paperwork completed.

  7. Whitney says:

    These pools are TOO BIG !

  8. Pancho says:

    At last We have waited years for someone to offer big pools like these Please have someone representing your pools call us asap 979-***-**** We are ready to swim since these pools have so much space to swim and play in Thanks Pancho

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Pancho, I understand your construction financing is almost complete. We will have you swimming soon!

  9. Addie says:

    Congratulations for thinking outside the box and making these big pools.

  10. Sandy says:

    We would like a large fiberglass pool that is at least 17 feet wide on the inside, no diving end, and at least 34 feet long on the inside.
    Your model Rio Bravo looks like the closest pool you have to this.
    We would like to have an representative visit our home to provide pricing.
    Contact us at 409-*******. Please call as soon as possible……….Sandy

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      As you know by now we have visited with you and your financing is almost completed. See you soon!

  11. 7Garzas says:

    Guess you figured out that we have a house full, especially when all the kin folks visit at least every other week end during the summer. These new larger pools that you make are intriging to us. We live in south Texas near Brownsville. Are you able to build a pool here?

    Please advise at Garza7@ *****.com

  12. W. Pharo says:

    We have owned your Frio pool for 3 years now. We have had 20 plus kids & adults in it lots of times. Never do we feel that the pool was ever too small. We thank you again for the excellent job your guys did & are glad we decided to have our pool built by American Pools.
    Our sincere appreciation, W. Pharo

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Mr. Pharo, Nice to hear from you sir! Thanks for all the kind words and keep all those kids swimming!

  13. Nirvana says:

    This bigger pools are an answer to our prayer . We have a pool guy in town that handles your American Fiberglass Pools that we will be visiting wiyh this Saturday.
    He has a very good reputation just like your company .

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Thank you for the nice thoughts. Our order board now includes your American Fiberglass Pool. It has been set to ship on or before Sept. 1.

  14. Christine says:

    Please have your Dealer in San Antonio area give us a call. We have been taking estimates on fiberglass pools but so far they are all too small for our liking. Looks like you have some rather large pools that are more to our size range.

    Thank you, Cristine 210-*******

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Thanks for joining us here. You should have heard back from our San Antonio dealer by now. If not, please advise.

  15. Shaun says:

    What kind of pool equipment does your company use?
    The Dealer we are speaking to uses Jandy. What do you think about Jandy equipment?

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      We have been a Hayward only dealer since 1983. We have had excellent service from Hayward. I do not utilize Jandy equipment, but it has been around a while. Guess it’s good stuff.

  16. Watson says:

    Why do most other fiberglass pool companies sell the pools on outside diminsions instead of the inside?

    Thank you, Watson

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      I have never figured that out sir. It can be rather deceiving, don’t you think?

  17. K. Schartz says:

    We have been following your blog for several months now. We also look at other fiberglass pool blogs too.
    Your website says that your company has been around sinc e 1971.
    My husband And I are just curious if there are any other members of your industry that have been around that long and are still in the business?
    We know this is probably a stupid question but we are curious.

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Good question K. Easy answer. American Fiberglass Pools is the only fiberglass pool manufacturer with the same NAME, same LOCATION, same PHONE NUMBER and same OWNERSHIP since 1971. No other fiberglass pool company can say any of this.

  18. Armani says:

    Our company would like information please on shipping 11 of your Guadalupe units to north Italy. Can or how do you ship to us?

    Please contact at armani.****@ ******.***.**
    Thank you, Armani

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Thank you sir for you order placed on 8/6/12. These pools will be our first shipment to Italy.

  19. Jason Harrell says:

    Hi Wayne,
    We spoke to you 4 years ago about getting a pool form your company.
    You have been nice enough to drop us a card every now and then to remind us how nice it would be to own a fiberglass pool.
    Well guess what, your patience with us has paid off!
    Give us a call at 281-***-****. We are ready to swim and will pay $$$. J.H.

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      We get lots of folks like you that wait and come back to us years later! Thanks for doing so. I look forward to seeing you again this Saturday.

  20. Cyrus says:

    Curious as to if you have more of these huge pools in mind to build?

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Good question. Not at this time. We send them out almost as fast as we make them. Likely we will add a couple of new smaller models for next spring.

  21. Rich Y says:

    You came out to see us a month ago to give us an estimate on putting a fiberglass pool inside our currently vinyl pool.
    We have considered things and have decided to move forward.
    We also left a message on your office phone on Sunday evening.
    Please give us a call to do the paperwork necessary to move forward. Thanks, Rich

    • R. Wayne Stringer says:

      Hi Rich, Welcome aboard the American Fiberglass Pool client list! Based on permits and stuff, we will be there to get started in a couple of weeks.

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