More than 75 years ago, people began building swimming pools of concrete. However, on the mid-1950′s fiberglass was introduced to the industry and a quiet revolution began. That revolution has especially taken hold in Europe and the Carribean where 70% of all residential pools are fiberglass. Fiberglass pools offer numerous advantages over old-fashioned concrete pools and does not have the many durability questions typically associated with vinyl liners. With vinyl-ester and ceramic blended resins, manufacturers have eliminated all surface and structural problems that may occur due to materials used or manufacturing methods. The surface of a fiberglass pool is satin smooth, not rough and abrasive. The fiberglass composite is an inert material, which will not affect water chemistry and prohibits algae penetration. Fiberglass simplifies maintenance on average 80% more than old fashion concrete pools.
Most quality fiberglass pools cost an average of 10 to 12 percent more than concrete pools. However, American Fiberglass Pools by design insures a comparable price by eliminating most of the subcontractors and performing the work in-house, thus saving the buyer from paying for several subcontractor’s overhead and profit.
Choosing a Fiberglass Pool is a solid investment in your property with long lasting durability. American Fiberglass Pools now offers high-definition, gel coat surfaces that create a unique look that no other pool offers with the benefits of a non-porous surface. See your local American Fiberglass Pool Dealer to take a look at the many beautiful, high-definition colors available.