Investing in something which will be enjoyed by our families is as much about something which is cost effective as it is about how much they will enjoy it. Many families are reaping the benefits from investing in their own pools which can not only be enjoyed by all of the family, but will also become a staple feature of your home for years to come.
However, when choosing to have a swimming pool installed into our gardens, there are a few measures we must take into consideration to not only ensure that we are provided with the best quality for our money, but also so that it is safe for all of our family to use. It is for this reason that many are following the craze of in-ground fiberglass pools as opposed to concrete pools, but what exactly are the differences between these two types?
Concrete pools will typically require a certain amount of cleaning and maintenance throughout their use which can total up to quite a high cost. Acid baths, tile replacements, electric and gas bills, pool services, chemicals for cleaning and remarciting (plastering) will all total to around $45,000 within the space of ten years. When we take into consideration the other expenditures we will accumulate every single year, this is a great cost to have to deal with which can often leave us feeling regretful about having our pool installed in the first place. However, when it comes to investing in a fiberglass pool, these costs are dramatically reduced. There is no need for acid baths, remarciting, tile replacements or pool service which will cause a great deal of difference in cost immediately. Taking into consideration the nature of the material, the only costs you will experience will be as a result of the chemicals you require for cleaning and your gas and electric bills; in all, costing you a total of around $13,000 over 10 years. It is clear to see already why many families are beginning to invest in this type of pool.
However, in the lower costs also comes a different amount of safety which our families will be provided with compared to concrete pools. Fiberglass pools are considerably stronger which means they will require fewer repairs than traditional pools. Due to this, there is a lower chance of incidents occurring due to cracks, etc which can cause injury to those who use our pool. Due to the Corian which the material is molded into, it is also much more durable than concrete, which again can help decrease the amount of injuries which can be caused by the shell of the pool. We often worry about using chemicals within the home, and with more traditional pools, the need for these chemicals in order to cleanse our pools is great. Fiberglass pools do not require to be cleaned as frequently, and can even hold their water for up to 10 years without the need for draining. This means that our families are exposed to a lower amount of chemicals which some may fear can harm us in some way. Finally, there is the smooth, non-porous finish which comes from fiberglass pools. Concrete pools typically have a rough texture which can be extremely sharp, causing cuts and scrapes when entering and exiting the pool. This can often make children apprehensive about entering the pool, meaning they do not enjoy the experience as much. Fiberglass offers a smooth finish which will not scrape or cut the skin, meaning the only tears your children will have are tears of happiness!
When it comes to choosing a pool for your family, you should not only think about the cost, but also how it will benefit your family in a wide range of ways. When you take all of this into consideration, an in-ground fiberglass pool really is the best option for you. So don’t hesitate and invest now and get ready to enjoy the privacy and fun which comes from your very own swimming pool.