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Pool Installation
Contact: Pete Kelly
Cell: 252-207-1773
Email: pete@caribbeanobx.com

 

 

 

   Blue Hawaiian, Liberty Composite Pools, Outer Banks, Latham Pool products, Viking Pools,


 

FIBERGLASS AND CONCRETE POOLS

Fiberglass vs. Concrete and Vinyl Liner Pools - Here's a chart comparing Fiberglass, Concrete (Gunite) and Vinyl Liner pools. We've put the data together so that you can weigh the benefits of buying a Fiberglass pool for yourself.

Check out our Swimming Pool Comparison Chart below:


 

Fiberglass Pools

Concrete Pools
(Gunite)

Vinyl Liner Pools

Warranty

Lifetime by the Manufacturer  1-5 years by contractor Liner seams only
Installation Time 5-15 days, ready for decking using few (if any)
subcontractors.
8-12 weeks using many different subcontractors. 2-3 weeks using few subcontractors.
Shapes of Pools Limited to the models of the manufacturer. Unlimited Limited to the models of the
manufacturer.
Price of Pools Average High Average
Estimated
Chemical Used
Surface does not alter water's chemical balance. Substantially fewer chemical used. Plaster reacts with water to raise pH levels. Uses
substantially more acid & chlorine to counterbalance
this chemical reaction.
Surface does not alter water's chemical balance. Fewer chemicals
used.
Estimated
Electricity
Use
Circulate water 4-6 hours daily. Circulate water 8-10 hours daily. Circulate water 5-7 hours daily.
Surface
Texture
Smooth, non-abrasive to skin or swim suits,walking and seating areas are textured for slip resistance. Rough, causes skin abrasions to feet, hands, and swim wear. Slippery, easily punctured or torn by toys, pets or resurfacing rocks.
Algae
Penetration
Algae sweeps off with wall brush.
Algae grows and is harbored in pores of gunite. Acid
baths and scrubbing required to remove algae.
Seams of liner harbor algae.
Estimated
Maintenance
Time
1/2 hour per week minimum 4-5 hours per week 2-3 hours per week
Major
Renovation
None Re-marcite or re-plaster at 5-7 years. Vinyl liner needs to be replaced every 7-9 years.
Stairs and
Seating
Built into pool shell Optional & additional cost. Optional & additional cost
Quality
Control

Manufactured in environmentally controlled
factory under stringent quality control standards.
Manufactured on-site. No environmental control.
Kit manufactured in factory.
Quality of on-site assembly varies by installer.
Type of
Coping
Fiberglass or concrete Concrete Aluminum (which easily corrodes)
Loan
Acceptance
Excellent Good Fair