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Why You Should Get A Concrete Swimming Pool Instead Of Fiberglass

Have you finally decided that you want to get an inground swimming pool for your yard? If so, a common debate that people have is between using a fiberglass or concrete swimming pool. Here are a few reasons why it is worth picking concrete for your swimming pool material.

Concrete Pools Are More Durable

The best way to compare concrete and fiberglass material is to home construction. Fiberglass is going to be like purchasing a mobile home, and concrete is going to be more like a well-built brick home. While the pros of having a mobile home are that it can be dropped right onto your lot and be ready to use very quickly, it doesn't stand up to the stability of a properly built home. 

That fiberglass pool may be quick and easy to drop into your yard, but it is going to lack the durability of a structure made out of concrete. If you don't mind waiting a while for the construction process to be completed, then concrete can definitely be the better choice. 

Concrete Pools Are Easier To Repair

There are many things that can be done to repair a concrete swimming pool. They can be acid washed, painted, retextured, and plastered if necessary. This is not possible with a fiberglass swimming pool. It is difficult to repair a fiberglass swimming pool and have it look as good as the day the installation was finished. This can cause a fiberglass swimming pool to look like it is in bad shape the older it becomes. 

Concrete Pools Can Be Drained

If the day comes when you need to shut down your pool for an extended period of time, know that it is possible to drain a concrete swimming pool and get rid of all the water. The concrete is going to be strong enough that the pool is not going to be damaged, making it convenient if you want to go a while without worrying about your pool.

Fiberglass pools can be drained, but it is not recommended for several reasons. The water helps push against the walls of the pool, which has the weight of the backfill material pressing into the fiberglass. This is why an empty fiberglass pool can crack and buckle along the sides.

Looking for more information about concrete and fiberglass pools? Reach out to an inground swimming pool contractor in your area to learn more.