FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Aloha Fiberglass Pools understands that you may have questions about your fiberglass swimming pool purchase. We have addressed some of the most popular topics below as part of our FAQ.
Do fiberglass pools POP out of the ground?
Last we checked, the Titanic hasn’t “popped” out of the ocean because it is still full of water. Common sense prevails when we remember that concrete barges, steel cargo ships, and aircraft carriers all float on top of the ocean as effortlessly as any lightweight fiberglass boat or rubber life raft. Any watertight vessel (boats or pools) will float when there is more water, around the pool than inside it. But when a boat or pool is filled with water it sinks and stays sunk. If truly necessary, a fiberglass pool ABSOLUTELY CAN be safely drained in just a few simple steps.
Do fiberglass pools look like a real pool?
Fiberglass pools are as real as they come.
In fact, a decades-old fiberglass pool that has been installed with a cantilevered deck and optional waterline tile is nearly impossible to distinguish from a brand new plaster pool, until you touch its satin surface. The fiberglass pool, however, will keep its good looks, where a plaster pool will begin to look pitted, rusted and blotchy after just a few short years.
Do fiberglass pools hold up in extreme sun, heat, or freezing weather?
Fiberglass chemical and water storage tanks hold water in every climate, no matter the temperature. There are fiberglass boats, Corvettes, helicopters, or water in every state. The flexible properties of fiberglass withstand extreme temperatures better than concrete or vinyl. In states that experience extreme winters, fiberglass is being added to concrete to reinforce driveways, roads, and bridges, making them more able to withstand the extreme freeze and thaw cycles and reduce cracking. In southwest states where the sun always shines and temperatures can exceed 115 F in the summer, fiberglass pools, boats, million dollar yachts, helicopters, and airplanes and fiberglass rock walls and waterfalls are everywhere. The high quality gel coat surface of a fiberglass pool performs absolutely flawlessly in these conditions.
Are fiberglass pools cheaper?
The cost to buy and the cost to own a swimming pool are two very different and important things. The real savings in a fiberglass pool are received each month in the cost of ownership. Electrical use and chemical expenses are much less in a fiberglass pool. When these often overlooked costs are added to the monthly pool payment, any savings in the purchase price are gone. This adds up to a pool that is much more expensive every month thereafter. The future necessary costs to resurface or reline other types of pools could be several thousand dollars.
Do fiberglass pools last forever?
A quality fiberglass pool is designed to remain beautiful, functional and virtually maintenance free forever. Unlike plaster surfaced pools or vinyl liners, a quality fiberglass pool should never require renovation, remodeling, or resurfacing.
Does the fiberglass make the water “itchy”?
You will not be itchy after taking a bath in a fiberglass bathtub or shower or after a day on a boat. After a day on the boat? Of course not. This statement is based on past experience with fiberglass attic insulation, which is a very different product than our fiberglass pools. Fiberglass insulation and stranded fiberglass material are made very differently.
Is a fiberglass pool slippery?
The insides of our fiberglass pools are covered in a thick coating of our satin smooth gel coat. No more fuzzy swimsuit bottoms, sore toes, or skinned up knees- not in an Aloha pool! Unlike slippery vinyl liner pools where you enter and exit from a ladder or expensive stair upgrade, the stairs on an Aloha fiberglass pool feature our exclusive “SureStep” texture that is not available on any other brand of fiberglass pool. With an Aloha pool, there will be no more fuzzy swimsuit bottoms, sore toes or skinned knees.