All about maintaining a fiberglass inground pool
Fibco pool : fast and minimal
“Minimum of 20 minutes per week, dedicated to vacuuming”
The smooth bottom and walls of our pool:
- prevent dust from sticking to it.
- eliminate the risk of algae formation.
- allow for faster cleaning of the ring caused by sun oil. Dirt will bead up on the rim instead of clogging up like a liner.
In addition, our whirlpool jets are 40% stronger than conventional jets
- they provide better water circulation and better filtration of dirt through your skimmer and bottom drain.
- they oxygenate the pool water, reducing your chemical consumption.
- no liner to replace, no painting to do.
- a pool guaranteed for 25 years!
Comparison with other types of pools
Concrete and canvas pool:
Time consuming and tedious
“Can easily reach 1 hour and 15 minutes per week”
Due to its porous walls and bottom :
- Dirt gets embedded in the liner and in the folds making vacuuming longer.
- The ring of solar oil is encrusted on the contour of the pool, it can only be treated with chemicals, and these will affect the quality of the water of your pool. After only 2 to 3 years of “scrubbing”, a white line will appear on the water line of the pool…
- Less efficient jets.
- Floating dirt will not get to the skimmer as quickly and the bottom dirt will slide less efficiently to the bottom drain.
- Wear and tear on the liner, which may need to be replaced.
- Discoloration from chlorine, sunlight and liner rubbing.
Blown concrete pool (gunite):
“Can also easily reach 1 hour and 15 minutes per week”
In concrete pools, the liner is replaced with a porous paint covering the bottom of the pool:
- Dirt easily adheres to the paint, making vacuuming more time consuming.
- You must equip the pool contour with ceramics or tiles, otherwise the ring at the water line will be almost impossible to clean.
- The cost of this type of maintenance is very high.
- Every 2 years, your pool will need to be repainted (a quality 2-coat epoxy paint will cost approximately $1,700).
- Every 5 to 7 years, you will need to remove the old layers of paint with a powerful water jet blasting. Expect to pay for this type of work about $1,600 for a 15′ by 30′ pool.