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Old 06-20-2016, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Wondering what kind of cost difference there is between the same size swimming pool done in fiberglass or done in concrete? Are there advantages of one type over the other?
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Fiberglass is MUCH cheaper and or but you are limited to size and design. Fiberglass pool is one piece, delivered on a truck, set in place with a crane.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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We had a family member with a fiberglass pool. When it was getting older we noticed that the fiberglass was leeching into the water and causing swimmers to be incredibly itchy. Quick search turns up a lot of information about that.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pools/comme...ass_pool_itch/


We've always had poured pools. Either way they don't add a ton of value to your home compared to what you spend for them so make sure you buy it for yourself and that you'll use it. Many put them in, use them a bit and never / barely use them after.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Fl
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We had a family member with a fiberglass pool. When it was getting older we noticed that the fiberglass was leeching into the water and causing swimmers to be incredibly itchy. Quick search turns up a lot of information about that.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pools/comme...ass_pool_itch/


We've always had poured pools. Either way they don't add a ton of value to your home compared to what you spend for them so make sure you buy it for yourself and that you'll use it. Many put them in, use them a bit and never / barely use them after.
I bought a house on a small lot in south tampa. We needed a pool (our personal preference: if you don't have easy access to a pool in Tampa, Tampa is too hot for existence ).

The gunite companies needed to knock down our neighbors hand built fence (and we really liked our neighbors). The 'glass company we dealt with was able to get a "digger" into our backyard, then crane the pool over our two story house.

There can be problems with a 'glass pool. If you go that way, make sure you deal with a solvent company, that guarantees the gelcoat for the life of the pool (we had numerous gelcoat repairs).

On the flip side, a 'glass pool is easier to maintain, and retains more heat (good for use in the winter).
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