Inground swimming pool installation is a science and not all inground pool installers understand the process of installing a fiberglass pool. As a fiberglass pool installation professional, the owner of Sonco Pools and Spas, Mike Peterson, discusses why certain myths related to fiberglass pools just aren’t true.
The fastest growing segment of the swimming pool industry in America and Canada is in the fiberglass swimming pool structure. Many other countries have seen the fiberglass swimming pool become the number one choice for residential construction with 55% of the market shifting to fiberglass. Fiberglass pools in the U.S. make up less than 10% of the market today; however, markets in Canada and America are seeing huge demand and growth for the latest in swimming pool technology and style.
The advancements in gel coats and resins have created a modern day swimming pool that is incredibly strong, flexible, UV resilient, and easy to own. The old myth that a fiberglass swimming pool can’t survive in climates that freeze is simply not true, in fact the fiberglass swimming pool has much more ability to flex in freeze/thaw conditions and ice does not damage the surface like we have seen in vinyl liner construction. The initial cost of installing a fiberglass pool will be higher than a vinyl swimming pool; however, the cost of one liner replacement almost repays the initial cost difference.