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Fiberglass vs. Concrete Pools - Which One Should You Choose?

Choosing the perfect pool for your backyard oasis can be an exciting yet challenging task. Deciding which options best fits your individual goals can be overwhelming. One of the questions we are asked the most is selecting between fiberglass and concrete pools.

1. Maintenance Ease and Installation Speed:

Fiberglass pools have gained popularity due to their low maintenance requirements. The smooth and non-porous surface of fiberglass makes it resistant to algae and other contaminants, resulting in fewer chemicals and less time spent on cleaning. Additionally, fiberglass pools are quick to install, often taking only a few weeks compared to the longer construction time required for concrete pools. Concrete pools need 30 days for concrete to cure properly and a Concrete project takes anywhere form 60-90 days depending on outdoor living and patio sizes where fiberglass is closer to 2 weeks to 30 days.

2. Fiberglass Shape Options:

While fiberglass pools offer a range of beautiful designs, they are generally limited in shape compared to concrete pools. Fiberglass pools are pre-molded and delivered as a single piece, which restricts customization options. However, manufacturers like Thursday Pools have invested in quality fiberglass manufacturing techniques, offering a variety of sizes, depths, and elegant shapes and colors to choose from. They have come along way and most images on ours site our fiberglass pools.

3. Concrete: Limitless Potential and Design Options:

Concrete pools, provide limitless possibilities in terms of shape and size. With concrete, your pool can be crafted to fit any desired configuration, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a truly unique and personalized design. The versatility of concrete allows for customization with various features such as waterfalls, spas, and built-in seating areas. Furthermore, concrete pools offer a wide range of color and finish options, including the popular and durable PebbleTec finish.

4. Cost Considerations:

When it comes to the cost, fiberglass pools tend to have a lower upfront expense compared to concrete pools. However, it's important to note that the overall cost can vary depending on the size, features, and additional customizations. While concrete pools may have a higher initial investment, their longevity and potential for customization can make them a worthwhile investment in the long run.

5. Quality Assurance with Godfrey and Jones:

Regardless of the pool type you choose, ensuring high-quality installations is paramount. Godfrey and Jones are committed to excellence in both fiberglass and concrete pool installations. By partnering with trusted manufacturers like Thursday Pools for fiberglass and utilizing top-notch designs and finishes such as PebbleTec for concrete, they prioritize the best finishes and are pioneers in the industry.

Deciding between a fiberglass or concrete pool ultimately depends on your personal preferences, budget, and desired features.

Fiberglass pools offer ease of maintenance, quick installation, and a range of elegant shapes.

Concrete pools provide limitless customization options and long-term durability, albeit with slightly higher costs.

By choosing Godfrey and Jones, you can rest assured that your pool installation will be of the highest quality, whether you opt for a top-notch fiberglass design or a stunning concrete masterpiece.

Start planning your dream pool today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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