I have a 36' x 18'rectangle pool with an additional 12' x 10' stair case making it an L shape. My liner needs to be replaced and was thinking about going with fiber glass but wasn't sure what my options were. Do they make them that big?
I was also thinking about going with a hot tub into pool design and wasn't sure if that would be two separate pieces.
Thanks for the question Mike
The pool you describe is pretty big for a fiberglass pool. They do come in many varieties of sizes. The one drawback to a fiberglass pool is the limited amount of sizes and shapes, as opposed to a concrete/plaster pool which is pretty much endless.
I can tell you there are some pool builders that may have what you need. If not, this can point you in the right direction.
You can go to the internet and look up Trilogy Pools and River Pools and Spas. They have an excellent assortment of over-sized pools.
Viking Pools also have a good variety. The Island Breeze II is 40 x 16 x 8 with a 3.6' shallow end. Another good one is the Lakeshore which is 33 x 16 x 5.5 with a 3.7' shallow.
Now concerning your other issue, whether you can get a hot tub that's attached to the pool. This is probably something you may want to bring up to the manufacturer. I've personally never seen that but times change very quickly in this business and new models are coming out each year. It would be great to see pics. of your new pool when it's finished.
I have had my inground fiberglass swimming pool for 20 years. I don't use it much anymore and it leaks, too much maintenance.
I'm going to fill it up with dirt and reclaim the surface area. I live in the mid-west and deal with freezing temps. in winter.
It's a 15,000 gallon pool, kidney shape, concrete bottom, with fiberglass sides, and concrete patio surrounds.
What do I have to be concerned about as far as drainage, pool popping up etc.?
Thanks for your question George
To be honest I've never been a witness to a fiberglass swimming pool "popping" out of the ground. I believe many years ago when fiberglass pools started, this might have been an issue, but I think now it's mainly other pool manufacturers perpetuating this myth.
As for draining your swimming pool, you can either use the "WASTE" valve on your filter, or get a submersible pool pump. You can probably rent one of these from your local pool supply store.
Once it's drained you should have a qualified pool tech to come out to make sure everything is in line. You don't want to take any chances.
After draining your pool you'll just have a nice hole that you can fill with dirt and as you said, you'll reclaim a large portion of your yard.
Just be sure it's what you want to do because your fiberglass swimming pool is easy to drain and fill with dirt, but if you have a change of mind later down the road you might be in for a costly refill.
I have a concrete pool, about 25 years old and has not been used for 3 years.
It is 16x36 ft. I was wondering if I could put a fiberglass liner in it instead of fixing some scaling cement (no major cracks)?
Thanks for the question Jim
This has come up a few times when I did pools in Arizona, so here's my take on it.
It can be alright to do, but you want to be sure to talk to the guy doing the job about putting any fiberglass over the tile or coping. I believe you can have problems with that. If the fiberglass doesn't work, or has leaks, you'll end up needing to remove the shell via water blasting. This is very time consuming and expensive.
Ask if any concrete and/or fiberglass work comes with a warranty. Does it come from the manufacture, the installer, or both? Many time warranties come through the manufacture which can take some time to resolve.
Be sure the installer has been in business for a few years under the same name, and get references. Many times, businesses will go out of business because of poor work, then reestablish themselves under new names.
To post a reply, or if you have a similar question, you can see your post on the Q&A page in the "Fiberglass Swimming Pools" category.
We would like a fiberglass pool professionally installed. We don't want a rectangle shape, we would like the deep end to be at least 6' deep. We would also like a water feature & paving stone around the pool as well as steps in the shallow end. We would like someone to come to our home & give us an idea of shape, size of pool & also location of pool. We have a budget between $40-$50,000. & will be paying cash for it. Can you please contact me ASAP, you can also reach my husband on his cell.
Thanks for the question Roxanne
I don't sell nor do I have access to fiberglass pools. My site is for information purposes only. Good luck with finding the right pool.
We are moving to Conway South Carolina and having a home built come spring of 2016! I am budgeting the cost of the move and the pool cost to be ready when we arrive.
I want to know a ball park cost for this size pool, and what recommendations for the length and width of a pool on 1/4 acre, closed in with a see through cover above! I am thinking an oval shape, 15foot in width by 20 foot in length!
Thanks for the question Pamela. Due to all of the variables you must take into consideration when building a pool, a ballpark figure can only be given. However, for a pool size that you mentioned, you're looking at $15k - $20k. You should keep in mind this might just be for the pool and installation and not anything else. I'd encourage you to look over the Cost & Finance section on my site to get a better understanding of the true cost you might incur.
You need to look at permits, water and sewer lines, underground electrical wires, trees, safety fences, etc... All of these can add to the cost of the pool. Can I assume you want a fiberglass pool, or would it be vinyl or concrete/plaster? Are you going to take out a loan? You'll need to calculate the length of the contract and interest paid. Also, is the pool going to be heavily or lightly used? This will be part of the monthly chemical costs. Be sure to calculate the monthly electrical use for the pump motor.
When you say "closed in" does that mean a cage over the pool? If so you might be looking at an extra $2K - $3K for 300 - 350 sq. ft. Hopefully this will point you in the right direction.
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