Frequently Asked Questions
Concrete swimming pool vs fibreglass pool
There are many differences between concrete and fibreglass pools and factors beyond a simple cost comparison should be taken into consideration when making your decision.
A concrete pool provides you with the opportunity to create a customised design that is unique to you and your home. This may include features such as waterfalls and spas, special finishes or even jaw-dropping design styles like infinity edges, long lap pools or those that curve around your home. With a fibreglass pool, it isn’t possible to create something custom as you are limited to the shell design and the ability to have it lifted into place via a crane.
While a concrete pool will cost more than a fibreglass pool initially, between $40,000 to $100,000 compared to $35,000 to $85,000, a concrete pool has at least twice the lifespan and will require less ongoing maintenance than a fibreglass pool, which is prone to fading and requires re-coating after 10 to 15 years or a replacement after 15 to 30 years.
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My concrete pool has a crack in it, can it be fixed?
If your concrete pool has cracks, it is possible to repair them. It’s best to seal cracks as soon as they appear to prevent any further damage requiring larger repairs. Ideal Pools can assist with crack repair as well as helping with maintenance like acid washing to ensure your pool stays in excellent condition for longer.
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