Installing an in-ground swimming pool can be a wonderful addition to your home. It creates a fun gathering spot in which you can make lasting memories with friends, family, and neighbors. A top-quality swimming pool also can be a major boost to your property value.

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What Are My In-Ground Swimming Pool Options?

Of course, choosing the right kind of swimming pool for your home is not a decision that should be taken lightly. However, when you think of an in-ground swimming pool, you probably think of a concrete pool. You might not be aware, but there is another, perhaps even better, option available when choosing an in-ground pool. A sleek, durable fiberglass pool! At RIG Custom Pool and Spa, we proudly install them through our partnership with San Juan Pools.

What’s So Great About Fiberglass?

fiberglass pools RIG sun shelfFiberglass first became a widespread building material in the 1950s. Quickly, becoming a popular choice in the construction of a wide variety of items, including boats and automobiles. As a construction material, fiberglass is renowned for its durability and lasting beauty. Another bonus, it’s easy to maintain!

Why Not Stick With A Concrete Pool?


Traditional concrete pools have the potential for various problems. This means they could need service and repair on a more frequent basis.

One of the biggest downsides to concrete pools are their rigid and inflexible nature. Meaning the material is prone to cracking during small, naturally occurring ground movements. These cracks can increase the pool’s vulnerability to algae, which can grow through the walls of your pool. Once algae gets through the walls of a concrete pool, it can destroy the plaster finish and compromise the structural integrity of the pool.

Building Costs

In addition, if you’ve been dreaming of a custom shape or extra features for your pool, like a tanning shelf, they will cost more to install with a concrete pool. However, when using a San Juan fiberglass pool there are many configurations and options available at very reasonable prices. fiberglass pools at night RIG

Perks Of Fiberglass Pools

In contrast, a durable fiberglass pool is more likely to stand the test of time. As they require less maintenance and repairs. This is because fiberglass is structurally sound and also more flexible than concrete. Fiberglass pools are therefore less vulnerable to cracks and breaking due to minor shifts in the ground. Furthermore, thanks to a non-porous gel coating placed on the surface, our durable fiberglass pools are all but impervious to algae.

Smooth Swimming

Another drawback to concrete pools is their rough finishes, which can cause abrasions. Our San Juan fiberglass pools have a smooth, long-lasting gel finish that won’t scrape your family’s delicate wet skin. Also, because fiberglass is a non-porous material, it will not leak any materials into the water during regular maintenance.

Get Swimming Now

Last but not least, one of the best perks of fiberglass pools is that they are built off-site and take less time to complete. When your pool is ready, we will deliver and install it. If you were to choose a concrete pool, the whole process could take much longer.

All of our fiberglass pools are supplied by San Juan Pools, who has been building fiberglass pools since 1958. With five hand-laid layers of fiberglass, these pools are made to last. Pair that with R.I.G.’s dependable workmanship and you have a combination that cannot be beaten!

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You can rest assured that when you choose RIG Custom Pool & Spa to install a pool, fiberglass or concrete, that you are getting the highest quality. If you have questions or would like to receive an estimate on installing a pool, call R.I.G. Custom Pool & Spa at 863-294-4475 or send us a message on Facebook! A member of our team will be happy to assist you and answer all questions.  

R.I.G. Custom Pool & Spa has been proud to serve customers in the areas of Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Polk County in Florida.


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