The fiberglass pools we sell and install at Simply Pools are from quality manufacturers and if properly cared for, are designed to last for decades. But there are some instances where a fiberglass pool may need some repair. Not all fiberglass pools are equal in durability and finish quality, and even the best quality fiberglass pool can become damaged to improper use of chemicals or bad maintenance.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on proper fiberglass pool maintenance to avoid any unnecessary staining or bleaching from harsh chemicals. Maintaining a proper water level year round, especially over the winter is important. The water inside your pool creates equal pressure to that of the ground around it, keeping the pool in place. Without the adequate weight of the water in your pool, in the event of unnaturally high ground water levels, or a heavy freeze expanding the water in the soil around your pool, this could cause your pool to be damaged. We have seen pools lifted right out of the ground.
With a fiberglass pool, fortunately these disasters can be repaired. Even the finish on a well made fiberglass pool can fade and become dull eventually with time. Cracks can be filled and a new gel coat finish when properly applied can give new life to an existing fiberglass pool. A gel coat is basically an epoxy coating sprayed onto the surface of the pool using compressed air. They are applied in multiple, thin layers, providing a water tight finish. They are available in a myriad of colours and finishes. These gel coatings of today are so smooth they are extremely resistant to algae growth and mineral staining, meaning less maintenance and more time enjoying your pool.
If you are considering refinishing or repairing your fiberglass swimming pool, call a professional in your area to ensure quality workmanship and a warranty on the finish to ensure you enjoy your pool for years to come.