Mooresville inground concrete swimming pool builder Carolina Pool Consultants breaks down the differences when comparing concrete swimming pools vs fiberglass swimming pools. Understanding each pool can help homeowners make the best decisions in their family and financial interests. Just what are the differences between a concrete pool compared to a fiberglass pool? It starts with the construction itself. Fiberglass pools are created from preset molds which immediately limit both the custom options and scope of the pool due to the limits of the mold itself. As the pool ships from manufacturer to home, the fiberglass pool frame can develop warps that may not be apparent until the pool is set into the ground. Fiberglass pools are secured with a sand backfill, but this brings problems of its own; a sand backfill can shift and erode during heavy storms, leading to bulges and hairline fissures within the fiberglass frame. All and all, our pool techs have found that fiberglass pool owners more often than not end up spending more time paying for their pool, than enjoying it. Concrete pools are poured on the spot, and reinforced with rebar for a solid foundation that will last as long as the very family   Read more…