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Why Fiberglass?
Perhaps one of the most fundamental decisions to make is to choose between concrete and fiberglass. There are advantages and disadvantages associated equally with each, and the best option for you depends on your desires. Fiberglass specifically has a few advantages concrete doesn't have. In addition to being beautiful and luxurious, fiberglass pools save homeowners time and money over the life of the pool, with the major savings coming in reduced outlays for maintenance, pool chemicals and electricity. Homeowners who choose a fiberglass pool will save as much as 70 percent on chemicals and 30 percent on electricity costs.

Ease of Maintenance
Unlike concrete, fiberglass contains such microscopic pores that it is considered non-porous. In this case, if algae develops in the pool, it can grow on the fiberglass surface, but it cannot take root in the material itself. On the other hand, a cement pool contains pores that allow algae to grow and take root. The non-porous attribute of fiberglass contributes to the overall ease of maintenance. To clean a concrete surface, you may try to scrub with a wire brush or use an acid to eat the contaminant out of the pores. With a fiberglass surface, you simply wipe the contaminant away from the surface.

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Ease of Water Chemistry Maintenance
A fiberglass container will not affect the pH of your pool water. IF you plot pH over time in a fiberglass pool, it will be flat. The only way pH is affected is by variables such as bathing load or acid rain. Over time the pH remains relatively stable. In a cement pool, however, pH fluctuates over time because of the alkalinity from the wall. It then ebbs and flows as you struggle to balance it. Since fiberglass pools more effectively maintain a balanced pH level, fewer chemicals are required. This results in numerouse benefits, including reduced chemical cost and ease of maintenance.

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Skin-Friendly Surface
Moist skin gets soft and tender, and when soft skin rubs against concrete, the course material can be rough and wreak havoc on the skin. Due to their sturdy fiberglass construction, fiberglass pools never need to be resurfaced. By contrast, a typical concrete pool will require periodic resurfacing, meaning extra outlays of cash for many years to come. Amusement park slides, bathtubs, surfboards, boats and the like are all constructed of fiberglass because the material is friendly to tender skin. In this same manner, fiberglass pools are a more skin-friendly option than concrete pools.

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Guarantee of Quality
Because fiberglass pools are manufactured in a quality-controlled factory, each pool must meet the standards of the producing operation. When homeowners decide upon a specific model, they can rest assured that the specific model they've chosen will arrive exactly as they want it, quality-assured.

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