Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

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Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

After we purchased a home with a swimming pool, we figured that we would be spending our summers lounging in our cool, backyard oasis. However, after trying for a few weeks to keep it clean and sanitary, we realized that pool ownership was more difficult than we originally anticipated. We found ourselves struggling to keep bugs out of the space and trying to troubleshoot problematic filters. Fortunately, through a long period of trial and error, we were able to solve several of our issues. This blog is made especially for people who own pools, so that you can learn how to keep your pool gorgeous and healthy.

4 Ways A Fiberglass Pool Installation Is Different

It does not matter if it is a gunite pool or a fiberglass pool—the result will always be a good time. However, there are differences when it comes to the installation processes associated with both options. If you are in the market for a fiberglass pool installation, learn more about what you can expect from this exciting build.

Last Minute Changes

Remember, fiberglass pools are already designed and constructed. While there are a variety of options to choose from, once the pool arrives at your home, there will be no room left to make any changes. Compared to gunite pools where you can have the concrete design changed, with fiberglass pools, you need to be confident in your selection. Take your time and browse through the fiberglass pools before you decide to ensure your selection is what you want. 

Swim Time

Once a homeowner decides on a pool install, the only thing on their mind is swimming. An awesome thing about the fiberglass installation process is that you can typically expect to swim in only a few short weeks after the installation process begins. Fiberglass pools are essentially ready-made pools, so once the site is prepped, the shell is installed, and the plumbing and equipment are hooked up you and your family will be all set to enjoy. 

Backfilling Requirements

It is helpful to leave some wiggle room in your budget. The rigid structure of gunite pools often makes it easier for them to withstand soil complexities. Fiberglass pools, however, will sometimes need to be backfilled to overcome these challenges, especially if the installation is in an area with very moist soil or an area with a high water table. The installer will be able to assess your soil to help you understand what to expect.  

Neighborly Notice

With a gunite installation, if you have ample space for the installer to access your property, you do not have to tell your neighbors anything. However, you will want to give a neighborly notice in the case of a fiberglass install. Fiberglass pools are crane dropped into place. If the homes in your community are close, there is a chance the pool might need to travel over a portion of your neighbor's property. 

Again, several factors can influence the installation process for a fiberglass pool. To get an accurate assessment of what you should expect from your building process, be sure to speak with your installer.