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Fiberglass Pools Versus Concrete Pools


Concrete Pools: (costs are approximate)


At least 3 acid baths, plus water, in 10 years @$1,200 $ 3,600
Remarciting on time (plaster's lifetime is about 7-8 years) $ 4,200
Tile replacement $ 1,800
Chemicals at $65/mo. For 10 years $ 7,800
Electric & Gas costs at $200/mo. For 10 years $ 24,000
Pool services at $35/mo. For 10 years $ 4,200
Total $ 45,600

Fiberglass Pools: (costs are approximate)


No acid baths $ 0
No remarciting $ 0
No tile replacement $ 0
Chemicals at $40/mo. For 10 years $ 4,800
Electric & Gas costs at $66/mo. For 10 years $ 7,920
Pool service (it takes only 3 hours a month to maintain our pools) $ 0
Total $ 12,720

Other benefits of Owning a Fiberglass Pool
  • Fiberglass pools never deteriorate. In fact they get stronger every year.
  • Fiberglass is 17 times stronger than concrete (flexible strength of 54,000 psi) and can accommodate a full 12 inches of movement that would destroy a concrete pool
  • The color is molded in like Corian counter tops and gives a durable finish
  • Aquamarine offers a lifetime structural warranty against leaking
  • Pools from Aquamarine never have to be remarcited (plastering) like concrete pools (thousands of dollars in savings)
  • All of our fiberglass pools have smooth, non-porous walls that do not harbor resident algae or bacteria.
  • Smooth non-porous surface makes cleaning easier and reduces maintenance by 90%
  • Chlorine levels are maintained at 1 ppm (parts per million) versus 3ppm for concrete pools (average savings of 67%)
  • Our fiberglass pools are built in a modern factory under quality-controlled conditions
  • We install all of our fiberglass pools quickly with minimum disruption to your home.
  • With fiberglass or vinyl you will have no more skinned knees, torn or snagged bathing suits

Other Pool Comparison


Features
Aquamarine
Fiberglass

Pools
Concrete Pools
Vinyl Lined Pools
Steel Wall Concrete Bottom
Structural Guarantee
Lifetime 100%
1 Year
No Labor Seams Only
No Labor, one year on bottom
Maintenance Hours Per Week
1Hour
8 Hours
3 Hours
6 Hours
Surface
Smooth
Rough
Slippery
Rough
Time to Install Shell
1-3 Days
6-8 Weeks
2-3 Weeks
3-4 Weeks
Painting
Never
Yearly
Never
Yearly
Quality Control
By Factory
By Installer
By Installer
By Installer
Type of Coping
Closed Beam
Concrete
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steps
Built In, Textured
Built In
Optional
Optional
Relocation Possibilities
Anytime
Never
Anytime
Never
Drainage of Pool
Never
Yearly
7-10 Years
Yearly
Objectionable Features
None
Expensive to build and maintain
Liners stretch, easy to damage
Many components, tend to leak badly
 

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