Due to manufacturing constraints, fibreglass pools are expected to be available February 2023
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Fibreglass Pools Melbourne
Melbourne Pools has installed many fibreglass pools throughout Melbourne. Using only the highest quality materials to ensure that your swimming pool is beautiful and will last for many years, we can install reliable, great looking fibreglass pools in Melbourne that offer a fantastic alternative to other pool types. We offer a number of standard designs including lap pools.
7 Reasons to Choose a Fibreglass Pool
When built, installed and maintained properly, fibreglass pools can last for the lifetime of a home. Many fibreglass pools come with a 20- or 25-year overall warranty, though the gel coating or surface colour may have a shorter warranty (usually about 10 years). Fibreglass remains durable over time due to its unique flexibility. If the soil around the pool shifts, the material can shift with it fairly easily. This minimises the risk of cracks.
2. Greater Weather Resistance
Outdoor pools must weather extreme temperatures and high sun exposure. This exposure can result in faded or discoloured sections, chipping or leaking. Fibreglass’ flexibility enables pools to expand as temperatures rise and contract as temperatures drop, minimising weather-related problems. Fibreglass pools also come to your home almost entirely finished. This means that inclement weather won’t affect your contractor’s ability to finish the installation on time.
3. Increased User Comfort
Contractors apply a gelcoating to the upmost layer of fibreglass pools. This nonporous finish feels smooth to the touch. The gentle texture of fibreglass finishes prevents scratches, scrapes and other minor pool injuries during use.
4. Less Maintenance
The gelcoating used on fibreglass pools also decreases the amount of regular maintenance they need. With the right finish, you can install a pool with the following characteristics:
- Less chemical requirements to keep the water clean
- Little to no algae growth
- Resistance to stains and discolouration
5. Lower Cost
Modern fibreglass pools offer the same durability and usability of traditional materials at a reduced cost. While they cost slightly more, Modern fibreglass pools offer the same durability and usability of traditional materials at a reduced cost. While they cost slightly more to install than vinyl-lined pools, fibreglass requires less costly repairs and maintenance. Concrete pools cost up to 40% more to install and maintain than fibreglass.
6. Quicker Installation
Fibreglass pool manufacturers create each pool in a controlled factory environment. They then transport the new pool to its site and install it. This method means that almost as soon as you have the building and council approvals to build your pool, you can start enjoying it. In most cases, homeowners can swim in their new fibreglass pool within 4 to 7 days. To put that in perspective, a concrete pool can take up to 3 months to complete. Many pool types require an initial foundation, followed by tiling and finishing. These pools can take several months to install completely.
Fibreglass pools do not require tiling, though they can be fitted with tiles if you prefer the look. But that isn’t your only aesthetic option. Fibreglass gel coats come in a variety of colours, from natural neutrals to vibrant greens and blues. Some contractors even offer finishes with shimmers or sparkles. Fibreglass pools also accommodate a range of design types, from classic to cutting-edge. Manufacturers can create permanent seats or benches along the pool’s edge. Fibreglass has few design restrictions, though some manufacturers cannot create pools wider than 4.8 metres (16 feet) or deeper than 2.59 metres (8.5 feet) because they must ship the poolshell via road vehicles.
Discuss your options with a pool contractor to make the final material decision. You may find that a fibreglass pool fits perfectly into your budget, yard and lifestyle.
Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Ahead With A New Pool
With a variety of pool types available to choose from, it can be difficult to decide on just one. If you’re currently in the process of trying to choose the best swimming pool for your needs, Melbourne Pools has compiled this quick guide with the top three questions you should ask yourself to help you decide.
How much am I willing to spend?
Different pool types can come with different costs, so it’s important to work out your budget and know what you can afford before you start looking at pool types. Fibreglass pools are generally a more affordable option due to being pre-fabricated, while custom concrete pools can cost a lot more. You’ll also have to decide on a pool size and shape that fits in with your budget.
What will the pool mainly be used for?
The purpose of your pool is another consideration that can help you choose a pool type. If you’re looking to get fit and swim laps in your pool, a lap pool will obviously be more appropriate than a round fiberglass pool. Similarly, if you want a pool that the whole family can enjoy, you’ll want to look at getting a larger fiberglass or concrete swimming pool.
What will best suit my home and property?
If you have a specific style or design in mind for your pool in order to complement your property, you may find that one swimming pool type is better suited than another. For instance, fibreglass pools have limited options, while concrete swimming pools in Melbourne are fully customisable to suit your individual tastes and preferences.
Call or Visit Us Today
Our pools speak for themselves – there is no better choice of fibreglass pools in Melbourne! Whether you’re interested in our large or small fibreglass pools, we can’t wait for you to experience the difference.
To learn more, visit us in person at our Taylors Lakes display centre or give us a call on (03) 6417 5144. We look forward to providing you with helpful advice and assistance.