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Why are fiberglass swimming pools more expensive than vinyl in ground pools?
While the initial purchase price of fiberglass pools is typically about 10%-15% more than average vinyl lined pools (due to costs associated primarily with shipping) you must realize what the operating costs are between the two.

Be weary of Cheap Packages. If you are being quoted a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is. The adage that "You get what you pay for" holds very true in this industry. With vinyl lined swimming pools it is not a question of IF you will have to replace the liner it is more a question of WHEN.

You must realize that when you are required to replace the liner in a vinyl lined swimming pool there are several costs associated with this process. Due to the nature of the floor in vinyl lined pools it is commonplace to have to repair it while replacing the liner. This repair adds time and labor to what is already an expensive process.

In addition to the time and labor for repairing the base you also have the following costs: new liner, water, labor, chemicals and whatever price you put on your personal time and aggravation for dealing with the issue.

After you replace your liner once, you will have saved money by putting aL eisure Pools swimming pool in to start with.


Why are fiberglass swimming pools less expensive than concrete or vinyl pools to operate and maintain?
This has to do with the porosity of the material used in the pool. The Gel Coat used is a very non-porous material and a very hard material. Vinyl is more porous than Gel Coat and Concrete is the most porous material of the three.

One of the biggest problems faced by homeowners and their pool is algae. Like a garden weed, algae needs a place to put its roots. Once algae has rooted in your vinyl liner it is very difficult to fully eradicate. To prevent algae from rooting in a vinyl liner it is common practice to constantly barrage the pool with chemical treatments.

It is also common to see a filtration system operating much more frequently and for longer durations. More chemicals (approximately 50% more) and more electricity for your pump and filter means more dollars spent on regular maintenance.


How long does it take to install a fiberglass swimming pool compared to a vinyl lined pool?
A competent fiberglass swimming pool contractor can install an average sized fiberglass swimming pool in about 7-10 days. Average vinyl lined swimming pools will take about 2-4 weeks for installation.

The reality of this: fiberglass swimming pools intrude on your life and your home for a very short period of time. Vinyl lined swimming pool installation intrudes on your life for weeks.


I have heard that fiberglass swimming pools crack. Is this true?
This is a myth intended to scare people away from making an intelligent decision. Properly installed fiberglass swimming pools will never crack under any circumstance.

(We offer a full 35 year warranty against the fiberglass pool shell cracking).