This long-standing debate typically finds no end, which is why we have taken it upon ourselves to compare the two for you. We don’t find one to be better than the other, but it does depend on what you’re looking for in a pool. Making sure that you choose the right type of pool for your needs is essential to getting the most enjoyment out of it. Here are some things you should understand about choosing a fiberglass in-ground pool, versus choosing a concrete in-ground pool.
As we said before, no pool is better than the other. Only the needs you have will make one type a better option. Those that are looking for a custom pool that is unique in shape or unique in depth would benefit more from a concrete pool. A gunite pool can actually be formed to a shape that you desire, rather than a set shape that fiberglass pools present.
So you want a customizable pool, but are you ready for costly repairs should they arise? A crack in a gunite pool can cost much more. Damages to a fiberglass pool are much easier to repair, thus, a lot cheaper to repair as well. While gunite pools are better for those looking to add a diving board, it can be yet another added cost. However, a concrete pool is much less susceptible to floating, should there be an issue with the water table.
Fiberglass pools are great for those looking to have a quick pool install, as well as low maintenance in the future. Fiberglass can expand and contract much easier than gunite can, which means less of a risk for cracking or bulging.
If you’re looking to have a pool installed in your backyard but want to know more about pool maintenance or pool repairs that you might need, contact our pool service company today. We would be happy to help.