All You Need to Know About Fiberglass Pools

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You may have heard that fiberglass pools are all the rage these days. Though they used to be frowned upon back in the day, modern technology has advanced so that fiberglass pools look just as good as concrete and vinyl pools, if not better. What other pool surface offers the same durability and aesthetic appeal at the incredibly generous low cost of fiberglass pools? That’s right—none! If you’re thinking about installing a fiberglass pool in your backyard, you won’t be disappointed. 

What is Fiberglass?

Let’s start with the basics. What even is fiberglass? Fiberglass is a fortified plastic base layered with thin glass filaments that are cemented to the structure with industrial-strength resin. These glass filaments, or glass “fibers,” can be woven together to create a highly-durable structure that’s as strong as steel, yet extremely flexible. 

You already know that fiberglass is used to create reliable pool molds, but that’s just one of its many uses. Fiberglass is extremely popular in the construction industry for housing and roofing development because of its strength. It’s also used in the electronics, aviation, and automotive industries, just to name a few. 

How are Fiberglass Pools Made?

The process for constructing a fiberglass pool is smooth and straightforward compared to other pool surfacing options. Concrete and vinyl pools have to be created from scratch each and every time, prolonging the installation process of your swimming pool. In contrast, fiberglass pools are made in our factory and shipped to your house, where an experienced KS Pools & Patio inground pool builder available for Warminster, PA, homes and beyond, will perform a quick installation. 

To create a fiberglass pool, we stack layers of gelcoat, fiberglass, and resin together in a predesigned mold to create the pool shell. Once the layers have cured, or bonded together, the pool shell is popped out from the mold and trimmed down to perfect the shape. Finally, we perform a quality check to make sure the pool shell does not sport any cracks, chips, or dents. 

Can You Customize Fiberglass Pools?

You can customize a fiberglass pool by adding features after installation, but we feel it’s important to point out that fiberglass sizes and shapes are limited. However, don’t let this deter you. We know our customers want to express their unique styles through their swimming pools, so we offer a tremendous amount of shapes to choose from. You’ll be surprised at the variety available. Unless you’re looking to create an exclusive pool shape, we bet we have what you’re looking for. 

Is it Easy to Maintain?

The off-season is the best time to install your new fiberglass pool or perform some much-needed swimming pool renovations in Newtown, PA, or another nearby area. Give us a call today at 215-730-1991 for all your swimming pool needs!