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Is a concrete or fiberglass pool better?

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2010-02-07 01:44:54
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Fiberglass is because concrete will crack Yes I agree also, because we had a concrete pool when I was growing up and we were always repairing leaks, maybe the pool was just bad, but now that we purchased a fiberglass pool. We love the pool and it does not require much maintenance. We're going on 6 years with the pool and it still looks new.

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Yes, fiberglass pools have a smooth finish. Where a concrete pool was a pourus and rougher finish that gives alge something to grab on to. Also staining it. A low calcium level can pit a concrete pool, not a fiberglass, plus a fiberglass pool is more flexible,so ground movement wont crack it. In the long run the extra money you pay for fiberglass is worth it.

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A concrete pool is better any where if it is done professionally.

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The experts at Advanced Pool Coatings have been installing fiberglass coatings over vinyl liner pools for over 30 years. You can read more at: http://www.advancedpoolcoatings.com.

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