How long does it take to install a fiberglass pool?
1 to 4 weeks depending on selected options — The pool will be fully installed with water in the first week. The bond beam will be poured between the second and third week. Options, such as automatic pool cover or coping may take additional time, depending on your desired backyard plans.
What is a bond Beam?
A bond beam is a thick slab of concrete that encapsulates the entire top perimeter of the pool. It provides structural support for your pool as well as a barrier between the pool and the surrounding dirt.
can a fiberglass pool be salt water?
Yes — Unlike concrete / gunite, salt water systems will have no adverse effects on fiberglass pools.
Can i get an auto cover with A FREEFORM POOL?
No — Automatic pool covers are only installed with rectangular shaped pool models.
sHOULD I GET A POOL HEATER?
This varies by preference — Pool heaters may extend the swim season of your new swimming pool. In some environments even make your pool usable year round.
Good news – If you can’t seem to decide whether to get a pool heater when your pool is being installed. You can add a pool heater at anytime in the future!
DO I NEED TO BE HOME DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS?
No — You do not need to be home during the construction process, except for the following:
- Day 1 of excavation to sign off on approved pool location and benchmark
- All electrical (Homeowner responsibility) including all electrical inspections
Your project manager will give you as much advanced notice as possible to work around your schedule.
How hard is it to clean a fiberglass pool?
Very easy — Fiberglass pools are by far the easiest to clean and least expensive to maintain. They require far less chemicals and brushing than concrete / gunite or vinyl liner pools.
How do i know if a pool will fit in my yard?
Most counties / cities require that your pool is 5 to 10 feet off of your property line. Contact your local Planning Commission to confirm.
Additionally, we recommend contacting your HOA (if you have one) for additional guidelines and regulations.
can a vinyl liner pool be salt water?
Yes — Similar to fiberglass, vinyl liner holds up well to salt water. However, if the above ground configuration is constructed with an aluminum or steel frame, it is not recommended. Salt water can corrode metal framing and cause rust.
dO I NEED AN AUTOMATIC POOL COVER?
This varies case by case. An auto cover works well with yards that are prone to a lot of leaves / debris. Therefore, eliminating the need to continuously net out the debris from the pool.
Auto covers are also great for anyone not wanting fencing and/or gates around their pool. In most counties / cities, a barrier fence is not required when an auto cover is installed.
Additionally, if you have a pool heater, an auto cover will assist in heating the pool much more efficiently.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED BEFORE BUYING A POOL?
Yes — You will need to provide a survey (plat) of your property when meeting with your sales associate.
DO I NEED ENGENEERING FOR A FIBERGLASS POOL?
No — Unlike a concrete / gunite pool, fiberglass pools come fully assembled. Therefore do not require any engineering.