3 Ways Resurfacing a Pool with Fiberglass Can Save You Money

January 24, 2022

Has your swimming pool seen better days? If it’s starting to show its age, it’s probably time to start thinking about your resurfacing options. This can be a costly project, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are several ways to resurface a swimming pool, and one of the best and most cost-effective methods is using fiberglass. This is why:

1. You’ll save money on chemical and water costs

Fiberglass is a smooth surface that doesn’t hold onto dirt and algae like other surfaces do. This means you’ll spend less time and money on chemicals and water to keep your pool looking clean and inviting.

To put things into perspective, here’s a little breakdown:

Type of pool

Average water costs over 25 years

Average chemical costs over 25 years

Fiberglass

$186

$10,000

Vinyl

$665

$10,000 (but will likely need replacing after 7 years)

Concrete

$466

$12,500 (but will likely need replacing after 10 years)

 

A fiberglass swimming pool will also heat up faster than a concrete or vinyl pool, so you can start enjoying it earlier in the season.

2. Your 25-year warranty guarantees less, if any, repair costs over time

At Fibre Tech, our fiberglass coatings come with a 25-year warranty, which means you’re guaranteed to spend less on repairs over the lifetime of your pool.

Compare that to other resurfacing options like concrete or vinyl, which often need to be resealed every few years at a cost of hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and it’s a no-brainer.

Resurfacing your swimming pool with fiberglass is a cost-effective way to save money in the long run. So if you’re thinking about giving your pool a facelift, be sure to consider fiberglass as your top option.

3. Fiberglass pools are low maintenance

Fiberglass is a low maintenance surface, meaning you’ll spend less time cleaning it than you would with other materials.

Whether you hire someone to conduct your maintenance or decide to handle it on your own, it’s important to note that certain brushes, like wire or stainless steel brushes, can scratch your fiberglass.

While your fiberglass pool will require less brushing than a concrete or vinyl pool due to its bacteria resistance, you’ll want to pass over it with a nylon brush every now and then.

What to expect when hiring Fibre Tech to resurface your pool

When you hire Fibre Tech to resurface your pool with fiberglass, our team will show up to your property and dig a test hole. This hole will show us your ground water levels, helping us determine the need for well-points.

Well-points are necessary to drain any groundwater under your pool that could add pressure as we empty the water from it. Skipping this step can lead to the collapse of your pool.

Once we’ve determined that the groundwater is at a safe level, we’ll begin the process of draining your pool. This process can last up to a full day.

After it’s been completely drained, the surface must dry completely before we begin our 6-step resurfacing process.

Once it’s dry, we will refill your pool with water and you’ll be good to go–with regular upkeep! Fortunately, as mentioned above, fiberglass is very easy to maintain, and we’ll provide you with a Use & Care Guide as well as information on your chemical maintenance responsibilities.

The bottom line: resurfacing your swimming pool with fiberglass can save you time and money in the long run. If you’re thinking about making the change, request a free estimate from Fibre Tech today!

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