A crucial benefit to a fiberglass pool is the feel of the pool’s surface under water. Concrete Pools have rough surfaces, while fiberglass pools offer a smooth surface without being slippery like vinyl pool liners.
Aside from the pool’s surface material, there are many other key differences between Fiberglass Pools and more traditional Concrete or Vinyl Lined Pools.
|Features||Fiberglass Pools||Concrete Pools||Vinyl Liner Pools|
|Guarantee||Lifetime||1-5 Years||Liner Seams|
|Maintenance Hours per week||1 Hour||8 Hours||6 Hours|
|Cost per Month||$15||$40||$25|
|Time to Install||A Few Weeks||A Few Months||4-8 Weeks|
|Quality Controlled||By Factory||By Installer||By Installer|
|Type of Coping||Non-Slip Fiberglass||Concrete||Aluminum|
|Steps & Seating||Built In||Optional||Optional|
|Drainage of Pool||Never||Yearly in Colder Climates||When Repaired or Replaced|
|Other Considerations||None||Expensive to Build & Maintain||Liners Deteriorate & Damage Easily|