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Knowlesstak
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Greetings 

 

Anyone have any experiences with the buying and installation of a fiberglass pool. Saltwater for sure and maybe solar power for the pumps. 

I would imagine installation time would be a lot longer than normal.  Would it be hard to obtain a permit  

Pros/cons opinions welcome. 

Thanks. 

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Topic starter Posted : April 7, 2021 8:06 pm
RSdream
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Contact Lenn DePalma at AquaTek, 340-642-0519. Couldn't be happier with our fiberglass pool installation. Very knowledgeable and his crew is first rate. 

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Posted : April 8, 2021 10:53 am
Knowlesstak
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@rsdream

 

Thank you very much!!  I will give him a call for sure. 

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Topic starter Posted : April 8, 2021 4:25 pm
daveb722
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I can give you a little bit of info.  Most likely a fiberglass pool will be pretty close to a poured concrete pool. I spoke to Lenn about it.  First off, if you are the only one buying that pool, it's 10k to ship from PR, otherwise if there are others you can cut the shipping costs down, as they can be nested together.  Lenn is a good guy and was really receptive at first then after a few questions I never heard back from him.  The same thing with his concrete guy who promised me, he call me back on Monday only to never hear from him.  He's busy I know it and gets called all the time. I'm not the only one who has told me that as well.  The only benefit of fiberglass is that I see is that it's not supposed to crack and less maintenance over time.  I'm finalizing a quote for my pool, but we are on STX, so getting my draftsman to start on the drawings has been difficult.  

In regards to the pump, most people use the same brand here, I can't remember the name right now, but it's very energy efficient and shouldn't kill your electric bill. 

You have to shop around, I've had estimates from all ranging from 71k to 90k based on rough drawings.  It's not an easy task for sure.  So I hope to start in the next few months, but probably by fall if things continue on this way.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  Reason my pool is more is I'm building it up to meet the main house level, so a lot of concrete which is very very expensive here. 

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Posted : April 8, 2021 7:00 pm
Knowlesstak
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@daveb722

 

Thanks Dave for your input once again. Very appreciated.  It may take a while but I’m sure when it’s done your pool will be great and will be well worth it. I will bring the iced tea for the pool party lol. 

I was leaning toward the fiberglass as generally the installation time etc is significantly less than doing a concrete pool once it arrived.  Didn’t want a torn up back yard for what may take a long time. Wife is not a patient as I am. Ha ha 

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Topic starter Posted : April 8, 2021 8:11 pm
daveb722
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@knowlesstak I don't there is much time difference depending on how you are doing the pool, I still would have needed concrete work etc on a fiberglass pool.  The designs are cookie cutter unfortunately, we liked one, but didn't love it.  I do have some tito's for that ice tea 🙂

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Posted : April 9, 2021 7:14 am
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