Inground Swimming Pools: Preferred Qualities
Basically there are three kinds of inground swimming pools: fiberglass, vinyl liner and concrete swimming pools. We put existing data together to create this chart listing the preferred qualities of inground swimming pools. Let us explain why fiberglass pools gained the most stars in almost any categorie.
The maintenance time of a fiberglass pool is calculated at about half an hour per week as compared to the maintenance of a concrete pool, which can take up to 4 or 5 hours. This is simply because the surface of a fiberglass is easy to clean. With Leisure Pools exclusive Aquaguard Gel-Coat surface algae can’t bond that easily and therefore fewer chemicals are needed.
Speed of Installation
A fiberglass pool can be installed and ready for decking in 5 to 13 days. In comparison, the installation of a concrete pool takes 8 to 12 weeks! You also do not have to worry about subcontractors if you decide to install a fiberglass pool.
Factory Controlled Quality
Leisure Pools inground fiberglass swimming pools are manufactured under stringent quality control standards to ensure consistency in materials and mold. The quality of the pools is controlled in every phase of the manufacturing process, based on quantitative and qualitative factors. Concrete pools are checked on site, the kit for vinyl pools is manufactured in a factory, the quality check depends on the contractor.
Leisure Pool also offers a 35 year structural warranty, and a 15 year Gelcoat warranty. The warranties for concrete pools are between 1 to 5 years depending on the contractor. Vinyl pools usually just come with a seam warranty, there is no warranty for the surface.
The higher initial cost for a fiberglass pool is outweighed by the low lifetime cost of ownership. This is the result of low maintenance and the high durability of the material. Another advantage of the high material quality is the resale value of any fiberglass pool.