When it comes to your backyard swimming pool, you have a choice between fibreglass and concrete. So what’s the difference?
If you are looking for a particular shape in pool design then concrete is the perfect choice as they can be built to any shape or size that you desire.
Modern Indoor Pool
Concrete Pools can be built in just about any location, and you can install them inground or above ground.
Concrete swimming pools are poured just like any other concrete slab is poured. A mould is shaped and formed in the ground and then steel braces set to keep the concrete in place. Once it hardens it’s ready for treatment and then water.
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You can also add many features to a concrete pool including islands, pebble beaches, split levels, or even a disappearing edge.
You can finish the inside off with a wide range of different finishes. Some of the options include paint, pebblecrete, marble sheen, fibreglass or quartz-coloured cement render.
Be aware that concrete pools take a while to install. You can be looking at around ten weeks for the entire install process to be completed.
They can also be a more expensive option depending on how complicated your site is and what finishes and optional extras you choose.
New advances in fibreglass technology means Fibreglass Pools are now a popular and viable option.
Of course, there is a range of benefits to choosing a fibreglass pool shell. Fibreglass pools come in all different shapes, colours and sizes are amazingly fast to install.
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Once you’ve got council approval and the excavation has been done, you can be swimming in a matter of days. This is in stark contrast to concrete swimming pools.
As well, fibreglass pools have an attractive smooth finish with no rough edges for swimmers to scrape themselves on.
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The smooth finish is also very low maintenance so there easy to clean and resistant to stains and algae.
Of course, you can easily add optional extras such as pool covers, lighting, heating, water feature and so on, to help you create the pool that you’ve always dreamed of.
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