FIBREGLASS FAQ: 10 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT FIBREGLASS POOLS

FIBREGLASS FAQ: 10 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT FIBREGLASS POOLS

We receive so many questions relating to fibreglass swimming pools as they become more and more popular in SA. What do you know about them? We have collected some fibreglass FAQ’s to help you out with your research!

  1. How much does a fibreglass swimming pool cost?
    • On average, our fibreglass pool projects will cost any where from $45K – $80K for a premium quality fibreglass swimming pool. Some projects can be higher, depending how many add-ons are wanted. Extra features and upgrades will of course increase the pricing.
  2. How is a fibreglass pool installed?
    • Careful planning and measuring ensuring correct datum heights are achieved to match entertaining area levels. We begin by pegging out the area, asking the customer to sign off on the height and location. Then we commence excavation and installation. The pool will be craned into place, either over the house, or using a franna next to the dedicated pool area. Installing a pool within level is much harder than it looks, and our trained professional installers are very particular on the levels being absolutely perfect. The pool will be filled with water at the same rate as backfill sand to ensure pool walls don’t cave in. The bond beam is a concrete edging which will be installed about 2-3 weeks after installation to secure the pool in place. Temporary pool fencing will be put up to ensure safety throughout the installation project and entry into this area is not permitted by the family.
  3. How long does it take to install a fibreglass swimming pool?
    • The swimming pool project will take about 4-6 weeks from excavation, depending upon what extras you add on to your pool project. We supply 6 weeks of temporary pool fencing with all our installs to give plenty of time to organise permanent pool fencing.
  4. Can you customise the shape of a fibreglass pool?
    • No, fibreglass pools are constructed from a mould in a factory. You are limited to prefabricated shapes, but there are so many different options to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. Although you can’t customise the shape of the pool, you can customise just about everything else. The vibrant, sparkly colour choices, surrounding materials, water features etc.
  5. How long do Fibreglass pools last?
    • The swimming pool structure will last as long as your home! Our pools will last a lifetime. The Colourguard gelcoat colour will also be just as sparkly in years to come so will always look just as amazing.
  6. Are fibreglass pools easier to maintain than vinyl liner or concrete pools?
    • Fibreglass pools require the least amount of maintenance out of the 3 different pool types on the market. Algae isn’t as much of a problem, as the gelcoat doesn’t have the pores and cavities of concrete pool plaster. It is smooth and algae resistant. If manufactured well and maintained frequently, a fibreglass pool gelcoat should always look just as amazing!
  7. Do fibreglass pools float / pop out of the ground?
    • A properly installed and maintained fibreglass swimming pool should never pop out of the ground. Always follow the manufacturers instructions of never draining the pool more than 1 foot at a time. We also install a sump pipe so ground water can be monitored, plus the bond beam surrounding the pool will secure it in place.
  8. What shapes do fibreglass pools come in?
    • Fibreglass pools come in many different shapes, freeform (curvy or lagoon-ish), kidney, rectangular or roman. Although there are many popular shapes, we find our most popular are the rectangle, straight-line moulds with seating across one side. There are so many options, check our Everclear Pool Solutions designs here: https://everclearpools.com.au/pools/
  9. How far away does my pool need to be from my fence or house?
    • It is preferred for your pool to be at least 1 metre away from the fence, unless council approves closer, however, gaining access to the area for trades is much more difficult, so may incur further costs. The pool needs to be at least 1 meter away from the house and further engineering may be required during build jobs.
  10. What makes Everclear Pool Solutions different?
    • It brings us extreme joy watching families get excited over their new swimming pool. We use the absolute best premium quality products on the market and never sacrifice the quality in products or service. We believe we provide the best customer service to all our customers and provide excellent communication throughout the pool project. We absolutely love watching families’ dreams come true! Contact us for more information.
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