Why Smart Buyers Are Turning To Fiberglass Pools
Over 60% of our fiberglass pool sales are to homeowners who are installing a new pool for the second or third time. ‘We just want a fiberglass pool, it makes so much sense’ is a common statement we hear all the time.
Speed of Installation
Your fiberglass swimming pool comes direct from the Leisure Pools manufacturing facility, pre-made and ready to install. In fact, you can be swimming in as little as four days. Compare that to a concrete pool that can take months to complete and during that time your backyard looks a mess.
Leisure Pools fiberglass swimming pools have a smooth clean gel coat finish that is non-abrasive.
No more skinned knees, torn, or snagged bathing suits. Less chlorine and other chemicals also means less hair discoloration and less worn out bathing suits.
Leisure Pools fiberglass pools exceed the Australian Standards for shell thickness. The high tensile strength of fiberglass will allow the pool shell to flex without cracking to accommodate earth movement. No wonder airplane manufacturers are using fiberglass to build planes! Note that a Leisure Fiberglass pool is 21x times stronger than concrete and 110 times stronger than other fiberglass pools here in New England.
The gel coat finish on a Leisure Pool not only looks great, it’s so easy to look after. The surface is smooth and non-porous so it cleans easily and is very stain resistant. Because of its smooth non-porous surface, a fiberglass swimming pool does not require a large amount of chemicals to combat algae, therefore requiring up to 70% less in chemical costs. Additionally due to the non-porous surface sweeping the floors and walls of your pool is very rarely necessary.
Low Chemical Usage
No one likes swimming in a chemical cocktail but some pools require constant monitoring and expensive chemicals. Not so with Leisure Pools fiberglass. The surface is chemically inert so there is absolutely nothing in the pool surface that can alter the water chemistry. Hence, very low chemical usage and considerable cost savings on running your pool.
Leisure Pools prides itself on being at the cutting edge of pool design technology. All of our swimming pool shapes are new designs and reflect today’s thinking and architectural trends. There will be a Leisure Pools design to ideally suit your home.
The color of the water is so important and only Leisure Pools offers the exclusive Aquaguard® color finishes. Note that Aquaguard has antimicroibal properties so the color of your pool is actually repelling algae while looking beautiful.
The Right Choice
Sometimes what we see in our minds doesn’t always translate to the pool builder. With Leisure Pools, what you see is what you get. The swimming pool styles and sizes come off molds and cannot vary in any way.
Salt chlorinators, chlorine, fresh water systems, ozone systems all work wonderfully well with Leisure Pools fiberglass swimming pools. Whatever your choice may be, it will be compatible.
If you are getting other quotes, ask if a 35 year warranty is being provided on the structure of the swimming pool. Consider also that only Leisure Pools offers a 10 year warranty and our exclusive Aquaguard® gel coat finishes. Most other fiberglass manufacturers can only offer a 1 year warranty or no warranty at all. This insures that the interior of you pool will look essentially the same today as it does 20 years from now. Take a look at a vinyl liner pool that is just 5 – 10 years old and it will look drastically different than it did the day it was installed.
Dispelling the Myth
The most common myth surrounding fiberglass pools is that “Fiberglass pools pop or float out of the ground.” When you are told this you should immediately ask just how a pool with 80 tons of water in it pops out of the ground.
The reality is that no more will a gunite or vinyl liner pools pop or float than will fiberglass pools. In fact any watertight object will float if there is more water under it than in it. Pools can only float when they are drained and the water under the pool exerts upward pressure because there is no water in the pool.
Anyone concerned with water under the pool should consult their pool dealer and have a simple drain installed so that water under the pool can be monitored and drained if necessary. There is a wide selection of solutions so there should never be any damage to any pool as a result of high water levels under the pool.