Why Smart Buyers are Turning to Inground Leisure Fiberglass Swimming Pools
Over 60% of our sales are to homeowners who are installing a new Leisure fiberglass swimming pool for the second or third time. They have owned gunite and vinyl pools before and know all too well all of the problems. “We just want a fiberglass pool, it makes so much sense” is a common statement we hear all the time.
Why not get it right the first time?
If you are shopping for your first fiberglass swimming pool do not make the mistake of learning about the differences in the various swimming pool types the hard way. Avoid making the costly mistake many consumers have experienced by choosing and spending a lot of money on a concrete (gunite) swimming pool. Why buy a inground concrete pool and then go through the additional expense of a fiberglass resurface? So why is a Leisure fiberglass swimming pool a smart option?
Speed of Installation
Your Leisure fiberglass swimming pool comes direct from the Leisure Pools manufacturing facility, pre-made and ready to install. In fact, you can be swimming in your Leisure pool in as little as four days. Compare that to a concrete swimming pool that can take months to complete and during that time your backyard looks a mess.
Leisure Pools fiberglass pools have a smooth clean gel coat finish that is non-abrasive. There are no sharp edges or rough finishes. Compare that to some pebble concrete pools that are so abrasive they can harm your skin.
Leisure Pools fiberglass pools exceed the Australian Standards for shell thickness. The high tensile strength of a Leisure pool will allow the swimming pool shell to flex without cracking to accommodate earth movement. No wonder aero plane manufacturers are using fiberglass to build planes! Vipel® Resin Case History!
The gel coat finish on a Leisure Swimming Pool not only looks great, it's so easy to look after. The surface is smooth and non-porous so it cleans easily and is very stain resistant.
Low Chemical Usage
No one likes swimming in a chemical cocktail but some pools require constant monitoring and expensive chemicals. Not so with Leisure Pools. The surface is chemically inert so there is absolutely nothing in the fiberglass swimming pool surface that can alter the water chemistry. Hence, very low chemical usage and considerable cost savings on running your swimming pool.
Leisure Pools prides itself on being at the cutting edge of swimming pool design technology. All of our Leisure fiberglass pool shapes are new designs and reflect today’s thinking and architectural trends. There will be a Leisure Pools design to ideally suit your home.
The color of the water is so important and only Leisure Pools offers the exclusive Aquaguard® color finishes. We also offer the same high quality pools in traditional white.
The Right Choice
Sometimes what we see in our minds doesn't always translate to the fiberglass pool builder. With Leisure Pools, what you see is what you get. The fiberglass pool styles and sizes come off molds and cannot vary in any way.
Salt chlorinators, chlorine, fresh water systems, ozone systems all work wonderfully well with Leisure Pools fiberglass swimming pools. Whatever your choice may be, it will be compatible.
If you are getting other quotes, ask if a structural warranty is being provided on the structure of the fiberglass swimming pool. At best with a concrete swimming pool you will get a 15 year warranty – do you hope to have your pool last longer than 10 years?
Consider also that only Leisure Pools offers a 15 year warranty and our exclusive Aquaguard® gel coat finishes. Most other fiberglass pool manufacturers can only offer a 1 year warranty or no warranty at all.
Dispelling the Myth
The most common myth surrounding fiberglass swimming pools and propagated by competitors in Gunite pools or Vinyl Liner pools is that "Fiberglass pools pop or float out of the ground." When you are told this you should immediately ask just how a pool with 80 tons of water in it pops out of the ground.
The reality is that no more will a gunite or vinyl liner pools pop or float than will fiberglass swimming pools. In fact any watertight object will float if there is more water under it than in it. Pools can only float when they are drained and the water under the swimming pool exerts upward pressure because there is no water in the swimming pool.
So why would you need to drain a inground pool? Gunite pools need frequent draining to remove cracks, acid wash, clean stains and re-plaster the pool. Similarly, vinyl liner pools must be drained to replace liners or repair liners. Fiberglass pools carry a lifetime warranty and never need resurfacing so there is no need to drain the pool. So the end result is that many more gunite and vinyl pools float than do fiberglass; don't be fooled.
Anyone concerned with water under the swimming pool should consult their pool dealer and have a simple drain installed so that water under the pool can be monitored and drained if necessary. There is a wide selection of solutions so there should never be any damage to any pool as a result of high water levels under the pool.