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Fiberglass Pool FAQs

08,Dec 2021

Before you purchase a fiberglass pool, it’s important to understand some of the facts about fiberglass pools. At Swimming Pool Discounters, we’ve put together some of the most common questions about fiberglass pools. 

Will my fiberglass pool pop up?

Any pool, whether it is fiberglass, concrete, or vinyl, can pop up out of its hole. This can be caused by water trapped underneath the pool and building pressure. This hole becomes like a pond, and the increased water pressure transforms the pool into a boat, which then, in turn, floats.

This is called hydrostatic pressure. The best way to prevent this is to have the pool properly installed. One way to prevent this is for the pool builder to install a hydrostatic pressure relief valve in the hole. With this valve, water can escape before it builds up pressure and causes damage. They can also install your pool with a construction liner that is installed undeath the pool and is tied to a pool pump which can be turned on if the pool needs to be drained to relieve hydrostatic pressure. 

Is a fiberglass pool more expensive than a vinyl liner pool?

You can look at this from the perspective of the initial pool construction cost and the cost of long-term maintenance. When you compare a vinyl liner pool to a fiberglass one, you need to adjust the price for accessories and the features you plan to include. After you remove those from your cost, you will find that a fiberglass pool typically costs a few thousand dollars more than a vinyl pool. They may range anywhere from $4,000 to $11,000 more when it comes to upfront costs compared to a vinyl pool. 

There is a difference in the long-term cost. For vinyl pools, you will need to maintain them within the 6th or 7th year of their installation. Depending on the environment around your pool and how well you have taken care of the liner will depend on when it needs to be replaced. On average, a vinyl loner replacement costs about $4,000. For example, if you have had the vinyl liner pool for 15 years, you can expect to spend $8,000 on maintenance. 

Will my fiberglass pool look cheap?

No. Modern advancements in fiberglass pool technology have transformed fiberglass into a top-quality material that will match up seamlessly with luxury trim options as well as high-tech accessories. 

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