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 www.americanfiberglasspools.com. 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 .
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