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Either gunite or fiberglass will work well for an indoor pool.
An inground pool is typically lined with either gunite (concrete), fiberglass, or vinyl. Gunite and fiberglass are roughly the same cost, whereas vinyl is considerably cheaper. With the lower price comes less durability, as vinyl lining has to be replaced every 8-10 years or so, whereas the other two can last for decades. Vinyl is also much easier to puncture or otherwise damage. That said, many people still prefer vinyl inground pools due to the lower cost.
Although the maintenance and cost of construction is higher than of fiberglass, it will hold up probably years longer than fiberglass. Especially if you will be having kids around- they can be tough on things, and fiberglass can get expensive if you end up with enough scratches, etc.
Our experience shows that gunite or fiberglass are good. Gunite would probably last the longest. CONCRETE tends to crack over years with normal ground shifts. Had two pools with concrete, so many cracks after 10 years, buried the thing, the repair costs were astronomical.
u can NOT convert one into another.... ud have to rip it out and start over... either gunite or fiberglass
I am researching the same question and this is what I have found so far: having a "freeze line" is not a good condition for fiberglass pools. Fiberglass pools are cheaper to install and use less chemicals to maintain. I was told the chemicals also do less damage to fiberglass, if any?, than to gunite pools. Fiberglass pools must be filled at all times to avoid "popping up". The only thing that still has me leaning towards gunite is a custom pool shape we have in mind. Hope this helps. I am also trying to decide between fibergalss and gunite. I have been told (by a gunite dealer) that there is a problem with staining in fiberglass pools. Besides a low water level, what else might cause a fiberglass pool to pop up?
Absolutely, But if you only have the land to fit a fiberglass pool, Your new gunite pool will be considerably smaller by about 1 foot all the way around. A fiberglass drop in pool is too small already, RIGHT? Kenny Kummer Brody Chemical
The average price for a 20' x 30' gunite pool would be $15,000 to $25,000.
gunite is a type of sprayed sand cement used for the bottoms and sides of pools then fiberglass panels are fitted in to form the complete side to the top Fiberglass pools are also produced as complete pools and shipped to site by truck. the obvious difference here is that one pool is made from reinforced cement "Gunite", reinforced concrete, "shotcrete" and reinforced fiberglass and all kinds of systems in between.
If you are talkin about a vinyl lined pool the answer is yes you can.
That can only be because of the source of your water.
Advantages of fiberglass versus gunite(concrete) There are many things such as lifetime structure warranty, very low maintenance, cheaper heating costs, and they can be moved. Disadvantages would be depth, size, and finish colors even though there are many colors available for fiberglass pools. Viking Fiberglass pools are the most expensive but you know the saying you get what you pay for. In the northeast you have more of a chance of having a fiberglass pool pop out of the ground. I have always perfered gunite over any other finish (even vinyl) I think the look is lush but again you do get what you pay for. Which is why gunite is more expensive.