An Honest Comparison: Vinyl V.S. Fiberglass V.S. Concrete Pools

There is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a swimming pool. However, finding objective information on which type of pool can be murky, at best. Every pool type has its own unique set of strengths, from vinyl and fiberglass, to concrete and more. We’ve broken down the pros and cons of each to help you decide which pool type is going to be right for you.

Let’s dive in!

Vinyl vs. Fiberglass vs. Concrete Pools: Which One Should You Choose?

Vinyl Pools

Vinyl pools are cost-effective to install, front and center. For homeowners who don’t want to struggle with weeks or months of construction, vinyl pools are an ideal option. Installation time is relatively fast compared to a concrete pool so you can enjoy splashing around sooner!

While they cost less to install, they do require more lifetime maintenance overall. The liners need to be replaced about every 5 – 10 years. Vinyl-lined pools are more algae-resistant than concrete, though they do require more cleaning than fiberglass pools to stay on top of the algae growth.

Fiberglass Pools

Fiberglass is a great option, known for its durability, and ease of maintenance. Pools made out of fiberglass are extremely easy to take care of because they are algae-resistant.

Still, if you don’t require an oversized pool then fiberglass can make a great, long-lasting option.

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools are highly customizable and can be as big as you want. If you have some extra money for your vision of a luxurious dream pool, then concrete might be the solution for you.

As with any large investment you will want to make sure you choose a reputable company to do the installation. 

Concrete pools should last 50 years if they are well-constructed, although problems can surface later on if there were issues with the installation. Concrete pools are the most expensive option when it comes to installation, and they can cost more than other types. The porous surface requires scrubbing and cleaning to keep the algae off.

However, if you’re looking for a large pool that will last you years to come (and increase your home’s value should you ever choose to sell it), concrete pools are a great option.

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Investing in a pool is investing in your health, so make sure you speak to the right people. Pool Tech has been providing quality backyard services for the past 40 years and we’d be delighted to help you find the perfect pool for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more!

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