Wherever you live in Australia, cleaning and maintaining a pool can become a time-consuming and exhausting task – from the pool water and interior wall to its filter system. The amount of time you spend cleaning your pool and how much it costs depends significantly on the type of pool you have. So, if you’re wondering why fibreglass is the way to go, you’ve come to the right place.
What is a fibreglass pool?
A fibreglass pool is a one-piece system using fibreglass materials.
What are the benefits of a fibreglass pool?
1. Running the filter system will be a breeze
A fibreglass pool filter system doesn’t need to run for long. It only needs one circulation per day to maintain clear water and a clean pool. This will free up a lot of electrical energy, which, as a result, saves you a lot of money.
For the average-sized pool, this takes approximately 7 hours, but this depends greatly on your pool volume as well as the rate of filtration in your pool.
2. You won’t have to worry about algae
The gel-coat surface or coat of the fibreglass pool is extremely smooth because it hardens through polymerisation. Therefore, it is algae-resistant. As there aren’t any tiny seams to squeeze into, the algae are left with no places to settle into. The only condition is that you keep up with your regular, basic routine maintenance – a pool cleaner, vacuum and a rag will do.
If small amounts of algae do form, a pool brush will allow it to be easily swept to the drain.
3. You won’t have to worry about liner replacements or acid washing
A vinyl pool liner needs to be replaced approximately every 7 years, and sometimes more often than this. A concrete pool must have an acid wash every couple of years, and usually, after 15 years they need to be resurfaced. This is all very expensive.
You’ll be pleased to hear that fibreglass swimming pools don’t need a liner replacement or an acid wash.
4. Checking the water chemistry is simple
As the surface on a fibreglass pool is inert, it does not impact the water chemistry. So, you only need to check the water chemistry once a week to make sure that the water chemistry levels are still in the optimal ranges:
• The total alkalinity should be between 80–120 ppm
• The PH should be between 7.2–7.8
• The calcium hardness should be between 200-400ppm
• The stabiliser should be between 20-50ppm
• The chlorine levels should be between 2.0-3.0ppm
Would you like to know more about maintaining fibreglass pools?
At Darwin Fibreglass Pools and Spas, we can help you maintain your dream fibreglass pool by offering advice, or, if you’d rather leave it to a professional, we can maintain your fibreglass pool for you.
To discuss fibreglass pools at length or get a free quote, get in touch with us today on (08) 8947-1192, through our email address firstname.lastname@example.org, or, if you prefer, you can contact our friendly team using our contact form.
For more pool tips, read our previous blog on swimming tips for beginners!