PROS & CONS

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Features & Options for Louisville, KY and Surrounding Areas!

The Pro's and Con's of Vinyl Liner, Gunite (Concrete) and Fiberglass Pools

Viking Fiberglass Pools:

Viking Pool
Viking Pool

PRO'S:  Quick installation (in just days). Permanent home improvement that can be customized to compliment your home and your lifestyle. Proven product with factory controlled quality. Flexural strength that prevents cracking in freeze-thaw climates. 17 times stronger than concrete. Smooth finish means no skin abrasions. Non-porous surface resists the problems associated with imbalanced water chemistry, requiring less chemical maintenance, labor, and electric and is algae resistant. Most pool options available perimeter tile, inlaid tile, tile mosaics, Crystite pool finishes, built-in water features like cascades and streams, fiber optic and LED lighting, vanishing edges, and in-floor cleaning systems.

CON'S:  Limited size and shapes.

ECO-AWARENESS:  Fiberglass pools act as a natural insulator, requiring less electric/gas to heat the pool. Algae is less prone to attach to the smooth surface of a fiberglass pool, requiring less chemicals and maintenance.

BILLABLE MAINTENANCE:  Chemicals, Electric Cost

MAINTENANCE COST FOR 10 YEARS:  $4,200.00


Gunite (Concrete) Pools:

gunite

PRO'S:  Unlimited design capabilities. Permanent home improvement.

CON'S:  4-8 week installation by subleased contractors. Concrete shows through around the pool's etching (edge). The surface is rough and abrasive and also stains and discolors easily. Porous surface is a breeding ground for algae and other micro-bacteria. Cracks in freeze-thaw climates and requires acid washing and replastering. High maintenance; monthly pool service required, excessive use of chemicals and electricity.

ECO-AWARENESS:  Acid baths emit fumes into the atmosphere. Re-plastered waste adds to our landfills.

BILLABLE MAINTENANCE:  Chemicals, Electric Cost, Acid Baths, Re-plastering, New Tile, Pool Service

MAINTENANCE COST FOR 10 YEARS:  $16,950.00



Vinyl Liner Pools:

liner

PRO'S:  Low initial cost.

CON'S:  Temporary pools that puncture, rip, and tear. Liners must be periodically replaced.

ECO-AWARENESS:  Steel panels and/or steel mesh/rebar can leech chemicals and rust into ground water. Damaged liners end up in landfills.

BILLABLE MAINTENANCE:  Chemicals, Electrical Cost, Liner Replacement

MAINTENANCE COST FOR 10 YEARS:  $11,500.00


 

 



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Clearwater Fiberglass Pools Provides the following services: Clearwater Fiberglass Pools & Spas provide swimming pool and spa installations to help make your backyard dream a reality. Adding a pool to your yard is a great way to add value to your home. We can also help you upgrade your existing pool with a strong in ground fiberglass pool and we will provide you with quality pool equipment, service, supplies and pool features to enhance your backyard. We install Viking Pools fiberglass swimming pools, the featured pools of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and TLC's Little People Big World. Clearwater Fiberglass Swimming Pools, a trusted pool builder serving Kentucky residents, has installed Fiberglass swimming Pools for many families in and around Louisville, KY. The Viking Pools A.C.P. (Advanced Composite Pool) are the best Ceramic Composite Pool on the market and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. So if you need a quality fiberglass swimming pool built by a trusted pool builder and you are located near Louisville, KY, be sure to call the fiberglass pool dealer you can trust - Clearwater Fiberglass Pools & Spas! We provide quality pool supplies, pool covers, pool lighting (fiber optic lighting), pool waterfalls, pool concrete decking and a wide variety of pool designs. Viking Pools come with a pool warranty due to the quality of the composite pool. Clearwater Fiberglass Pools and Spas provide pool installation of quality in-ground pools and if you live in the following areas: Louisville, KY; Shively, KY; Saint Matthews, KY; Newburg, KY; Lyndon, KY; Okolona, KY; Highview, KY; Jeffersontown, KY; Fern Creek, KY; Valley Station, KY; Shelbyville, KY; Radcliff, KY; Bardstown, KY; Elizabethtown, KY.