Q. In what states SPN offers fiberglass pools and related product?
SPN offers fiberglass pools throughout the continental United States.
Q. How much does a fiberglass pool cost?
What is the first question you ask when you call a pool company? How much does a fiberglass pool cost? Unlike
SwimmingPoolNow.com, most pool companies will have difficulties answering this question right away!
SPN shows upfront fiberglass pool prices
fiberglass pool prices based on standard installation package,
fiberglass pool kits
just fiberglass pool shells
The only undetermined cost remaining is the freight cost, since it
depends on the distance from the manufacturing plant to customer's home.
Q. What type of swimming pool is right for my family?
As you know, in-ground pools come in three types: concrete, vinyl-liner and fiberglass.
You probably wonder how to choose the right type. While one type of pool may not be right for everyone,
fiberglass pools are the most popular and cost-effective option.
Most people have the wrong idea about the cost of a fiberglass pool because the majority of pool companies will present
fiberglass pools as the more expensive solution. Yet, fiberglass pools are more affordable than concrete or vinyl liner
pools. Fiberglass pools are easier and faster to install, so the cost of labor is greatly reduced. Over a ten-year period,
gunite (concrete) pools will require at least 3 acid washes, replastering, costly chemicals and electrical use, and monthly
pool services. These costs can be over $16,000! Vinyl liner pools will require an average of 3 patches, at least 1 liner
replacement, and costly chemicals and electrical use. These costs can be over $10,000! Fiberglass requires no acid wash,
no replastering, no monthly pool service, low chemical cost, and less electric use than a gunite or vinyl liner pool so
annual savings can be over $11,000!
Q. What is the construction time for a fiberglass pool?
The first advantage of fiberglass swimming pools is the construction time. Concrete pools can take weeks
to install, while a fiberglass swimming pool can be installed in a matter of days. And, unlike concrete pools,
fiberglass pools can be installed during cold weather.
Q. What is the difference in Cleaning & Maintenance between fiberglass and concrete pools?
Fiberglass swimming pools are easy to clean due to the special coating designed to deter mold and algae.
Concrete pools are harder to clean since they absorb algae into their pores. Due to the non-porous surface, there is no need to
brush a fiberglass pool as often as a plaster-finished concrete pool.
Q. What is the difference in Chemical use between fiberglass and concrete?
A. Fiberglass swimming pools require less chemicals because 'fiberglass' doesn't affect the water much. Also,
a pool pump will not be run as often, so you will see an additional savings on your utility bill. Pools finished with plaster
(concrete pools) significantly affect the pH level of the water, as a result you need to use more chemicals to correct the problem.
Q. Are there Durability issues with fiberglass pools?
A. Fiberglass swimming pools are flexible and can withstand a lot of abuse. Fiberglass swimming pools are
also temperature resistant to the freeze-thaw cycle that occurs during the year. Fiberglass has a shock-absorbing ability
that allows it to flex up to 2 feet. There are also new concrete construction techniques that allow concrete to flex, but
the cost for such concrete models are high.
Q. How often do you need to Repair the fiberglass pool?
A. Fiberglass pools will not require future re-plastering or liner replacement as concrete and vinyl pools will.
Unlike a plaster finish, a fiberglass does not change the chemistry of the water, so you will use less acid.
- - Fiberglass pools will never deteriorate, and even get stronger every year
- - Fiberglass is 17 times stronger than concrete (flexible strength of 54,000 psi) and can accommodate up to 24 inches of movement that would definitely destroy a concrete pool
- - Fiberglass pools never have to be re-plastered like concrete pools ($7-15K cost)
- - Fiberglass pools have smooth, non-porous surface which makes cleaning and maintenance up to 90% easier than concrete or vinyl lined pools
- - In fiberglass pools levels of chlorine are maintained at .1 parts per million vs. 3.0 parts per million for concrete pools, which saves a lot of money
- - Fiberglass swimming pool can be installed in a matter of days vs. 3-4 weeks for concrete
- - Fiberglass pools can be installed during cold weather
**For any inquiries please contact our Customer Service Representatives
6 Steps SPN Installation Process
No subcontractors! Everything is done by SPN Team. We don't leave the job site until it is finished!
You will only speak with one person from the time you called us until the end of your project!
- 1. Installation team arrives on-site
- 2. Ground test
- 3. Elevation measurement
- 4. Pool layout set
- 1. Ground preparation
- 2. Hole dig
- 3. Hole surface preparation
- 4. Gravel bottom layer
- 1. Pool delivery
- 2. Pool inspection
- 3. Pool pre-plumbing
- 4. Getting ready for in-ground
- 1. Pool is in the ground
- 2. Pool leveling
- 3. Pool plumbing
- 4. Getting ready for back fill
- 1. Begin water fill
- 2. Back fill
- 3. Equipment hook-up
- 4. Test run & clean-up
- 1. Building the forms
- 2. Concrete delivery
- 3. Pouring concrete
- 4. Removing frames & clean-up