Concrete Pools vs. Fiberglass Pools

Looking into building a pool in San Antonio? If so, you�ve likely come across a few different types of pools that you can build, two of which are concrete pools and fiberglass pools.

Today, we want to talk to you about a few of the differences between concrete and fiberglass pools to help you make an informed decision about which type of pool to purchase.


A concrete pool will likely take a bit more time to install than a fiberglass pool will. This is because the shells of fiberglass pools are built somewhere off-site, so the installation process itself takes less time. Curious about the installation time of concrete pools? Visit our blog: �How Long Does It Take To Build A Pool?�


The cost to build a either a concrete pool or a fiberglass pool is relatively the same.


Concrete pools are much more customizable than fiberglass. This is because fiberglass pools are made from a mold. Therefore, the customer must choose from a select number of designs that are offered by the fiberglass pool builder. However, a concrete pool can be 100% unique and built to the customer�s specifications.


Concrete pools can be any shape or size you would like them to be because they are dug and built on-site with a construction plan or blueprint. On the other hand, fiberglass pools cannot exceed 16 feet in width because they must be shipped on a truck via the road.
Hopefully this post helped you learn some of the differences between fiberglass and concrete pools. Here at Keith Zars Pools, we only build in-ground concrete (gunite) pools because we feel they are the superior type of pool.

Click here to learn more about San Antonio gunite pools and the benefits of owning a gunite pool.

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