When it comes to your backyard swimming pool, you have a choice between fibreglass and concrete. So what’s the difference?
If you are looking for a particular shape in pool design then concrete is the perfect choice as they can be built to any shape or size that you desire.
Concrete Pools can be built in just about any location, and you can install them inground or above ground.
Pouring a concrete pool is the same as pouring any other concrete slab. The shape is formed in the ground with steel set ensuring the concrete says in place. Once it cures it’s ready for treatment and then water.
You can also add many features to a concrete pool including islands, pebble beaches, split levels, or even a disappearing edge.
You can finish the inside off with a wide range of different finishes. Some of the options include paint, pebblecrete, marble sheen, fibreglass or quartz-coloured cement render.
Be aware that concrete pools take a while to install. You can be looking at around ten weeks for the entire install process to be completed.
They can also be a more expensive option depending on how complicated your site is and what finishes and optional extras you choose.
New advances in fibreglass technology means Fibreglass Pools are now a popular and viable option.
Of course, there is a range of benefits to choosing a fibreglass pool shell. Fibreglass pools come in all different shapes, colours and sizes are incredibly easy and fast to install.
Once you’ve council’s approval and the excavation has been complete, you can be swimming in a matter of days. This is in stark contrast to concrete swimming pools.
Fibreglass pools have a smooth finish with no rough edges for the kids to scrape themselves on.
The smooth finish also creates little to no maintenance and they’re easy to clean whilst resistant to algae and staining.
Of course, you can easily add optional extras such as pool covers, lighting, heating, water feature and so on, to help you create the pool that you’ve always dreamed of.