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Can I Install Above-Ground Fiberglass Pools? (2022 Guide)

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Can I Install Above-Ground Fiberglass Pools?

The above-ground fiberglass pool is can be done, but can be tricky.  The pool shell must be supported to keep its shape and structure. When properly supported the material ensures that there will be no need to worry about cracks or other problems with the finish of your home, making this type ideal if you’re looking ahead at potential repairs in future years before they happen!

Most people think of an in-ground pool as the only option for a backyard swimming area, but that is not always the case. Fiberglass pools can be installed above ground.  If you are considering adding a pool to your yard, read on to learn more about above-ground fiberglass pools.

Fiberglass pools are made from a fiberglass shell mold of the desired pool shape, and then the mold is filled with fiberglass and resin. This results in a one-piece pool that is extremely strong and durable. Fiberglass pools are also non-porous, so they resist staining and fading. In addition, fiberglass pools are easy to maintain and keep clean.

If you are considering adding a pool to your home, check out above-ground fiberglass pools. They can be a great option for specialty above ground installations.

What is the difference between an in-ground and above-ground fiberglass pool?

There are a few key differences between in-ground and above-ground pools. An in-ground pool is built into the ground, while an above-ground pool is not. In-ground pools are usually larger and more expensive than above-ground pools.  The above-ground pool can be installed on top of an existing deck.  An above ground fiberglass pool will require additional structure to support the walls.  While and inground fiberglass pool is supported by the earth.

The benefits of having an above-ground fiberglass pool?

There are several benefits to having an above-ground pool.  They are great for specialty applications.  They can be placed onto decks (assuming they load capabilities of the deck meet the weight of the pool).   Above-ground pools are also a great option if you do not have a lot of space in your yard. Above-ground fiberglass pools are especially durable and easy to maintain. These fiberglass pools usually come with a warranty and are made of high-quality materials.

If you are considering adding a pool to your home that has a unique installation, check out above ground fiberglass pools. They offer many advantages over traditional in-ground pools, and they can be a great addition to any home.

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Conclusion Above-Ground Fiberglass Pools

So, what’s the verdict? Are you in the market for a swimming pool this year? If so, should you go with an above-ground or in-ground model? The answer to that question depends on your needs and budget. Above-ground vinyl linear pools are less expensive and cost-effective to install and maintain than their in-ground counterparts, but they also offer fewer options when it comes to shape and size. If you have the money to spend and want a new pool that will last for many years without requiring much upkeep, then an in-ground fiberglass pool may be the way to go. Give us a call today to get started on installing your very own fiberglass swimming pool!

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Written By Scott Prunty

Scott Prunty is the president of Solid Structures. Throughout his 15 active years in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry, he has earned various certifications in the areas of ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, PCIP, and is an ICPI certified instructor.

  • 15 years actively in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry
  • ICPI certified Instructor
  • ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, and PCIP certified
  • Imagine Pools certified installer
  • Fluidra certified installer
  • Trex Platinum Pro
  • Avid saltwater person, boating, diving, surfing, fishing
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