Beyond Concrete: What is a Fiberglass Pool?

Fiberglass pools emerged in the 1960s as an easier and faster way to install pools. You may want to a fiberglass pool yourself but think, “Well, what is a fiberglass pool?” 

Good news. 

Our contractors at Pools by York are fiberglass experts. For years, we’ve built beautiful fiberglass pools in Kansas City, so we have all the answers to your burning question. 

Fiberglass pools aren’t just fiberglass

Fiberglass pools consist of layers of flexible materials that are much more resistant to cracks and chemical damage than concrete pools. That means you get a longer-lasting pool with less maintenance. But just like concrete pools, you’ll want to make sure you do the maintenance basics to avoid problems like green pool water

Fiberglass pools are easy to install

Have you ever driven by someone’s house, and their concrete pool still wasn’t done? For months there were contractors working away, leaving their backyard in disarray. Fiberglass pools are made from a mold and built in a factory. So once it’s shipped to your house, it simply needs to be installed and you’re good to go. 

Fiberglass pools come in different shapes

Just because they’re premade doesn’t mean they aren’t custom-made. Fiberglass can be small, big, square, circle — you name it. A great pool company will work with you to find the best pool shape and size to fit your backyard. 

Fiberglass pool last for decades

Unlike concrete pools, the layers in fiberglass pools make it almost impossible to water or chemicals to be absorbed. Fiberglass pools are a lot more flexible, meaning there’s very little risk for cracking and other damage. 

Ready for your own fiberglass pool?

If you’re wanting to upgrade your yard by getting a fiberglass pool, Pools by York can help! If you’re in the Kansas City area, we build pools that turn your yard into your dream oasis. We work with you throughout the entire process, so there’s no surprises, only beautiful, customized pools.


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