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Is Fiberglass For You?

Fiberglass Pools


Families who are interested in adding a pool to their backyards will probably want to research the differences between fiberglass pools, concrete pools and vinyl-liner pools. We here at Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., feel strongly that fiberglass pools are your best option, and we have the facts to back it up. What makes fiberglass superior to every other pool material?


Fiberglass Pools Are Stronger


People tend to associate concrete with strength. The assumption is that pools which are made of concrete, gunite or shotcrete must be stronger than fiberglass. This assumption is wrong. Viking fiberglass pools, for example, are 17 times stronger than concrete pools.


Gunite (concrete) pools often crack in freeze-thaw climate areas like Michigan. As the concrete pool freezes in winter and thaws in spring, cracks will form that must be repaired at great expense and inconvenience. Fiberglass, on the other hand, is perfect for freeze-thaw climates.


A fiberglass pool is also a lot easier to install than other pool types, and a whole lot easier to maintain. If you choose to install a concrete pool, the entire process has to take place on-site. In other words, you can expect workers to take over your backyard for the next month and a half to three months. Fiberglass pools are created off-site. Under ideal conditions, your fiberglass pool will be good to go in just a couple of weeks. Best of all, fiberglass is easy to maintain. Concrete pools with painted surfaces need to be repainted once every few years. Concrete pools with plaster surfaces need to be resurfaced every 12 years or so. Fiberglass never needs resurfacing.


In-ground pools


Viking in-ground pools are the absolute best in the business, which is why we at Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., work exclusively with Viking. When money is tight, homeowners may consider putting in an aboveground pool rather than an in-ground one. While it’s true that aboveground pools are initially cheaper than in-ground pools, they add no value to your home.


One of the great things about being a homeowner is the ease with which you can take out a home improvement loan. This is true whether you want to fix up your house because you intend to sell it soon, or simply because you want to live in a nicer home. Installing an in-ground pool adds real, lasting and meaningful value to your home, both financially and aesthetically. Aboveground pools are temporary, add no financial value to your property, and don’t look very good.


Viking in-ground pools


Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., is the top-ranked in-ground pool builder in Michigan. Part of what makes us the best is our commitment to using Viking pools. Viking has been in business since 1975, and during that time they have proven themselves by remaining on the cutting edge of technology, while remaining committed to customer service.

For example, their warranty is unbeatable. Viking guarantees your fiberglass pool for as long as you, the purchaser, live. It is literally a lifetime warranty. Viking’s commitment to technology is just as impressive as their commitment to their customers. Nine years ago, Viking developed a finish for their pools, known as Crystite, which makes their pools beautifully natural looking. More recently they developed the A.C.P., or Advanced Composite Pool.


Swimming pools


Swimming pools can improve the quality of your life and the value of your home in so many ways. A swimming pool provides you with both a terrific place to exercise and an ideal gathering place for friends and family. It can also help lure your kids away from the PlayStation or X-box and out into the sunshine and fresh air they’re so often indifferent to.


Swimming pools for exercise


More Americans are obese than ever before. Diabetes has reached epidemic levels, because adults and children are heavier than ever. Doctors recommend a variety of physical exercise that achieves three separate goals. The include aerobic exercises, like jogging, that increase the heart rate; muscle-building exercises, like weight-lifting, that increase muscle mass; and stretching exercises, like yoga, that increase flexibility.

Swimming is the rare exercise that provides all three. Swim regularly, and you can expect to build muscle, increase flexibility, and strengthen your heart and lungs. Additionally, swimming is very gentle on the body. If you have trouble jogging, dancing, or playing sports because of injuries or joint problems, swimming is for you.

Michiganders who want to use their swimming pools year-round can invest in AmeraCover pool enclosures. These excellent enclosures look great and give you the freedom to exercise in and entertain around your pool as easily in winter as in summer. In addition to being great sources of exercise, swimming pools are just plain fun! Kids absolutely love splashing around the pool, and backyard barbecues are a lot more fun when they take place around a beautiful in-ground pool.


Fiberglass swimming pools


Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., is the number one builder of fiberglass swimming pools in Michigan. We’re proud of our great reputation, and we do everything in our power to deserve the top ranking. Homeowners who want to install fiberglass swimming pools on their properties will naturally have a number of concerns about this important investment. Installing a pool is a big deal; there’s no doubt about it. But we here at Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors have the know-how to make the experience pleasant, easy and successful.


Pool contractors tend to come and go. A lot of people get into this business without a full appreciation for how complicated installing a pool can be. Make sure you choose a contractor with a lot of experience installing fiberglass swimming pools, or you may end up with a giant mess in your backyard and a giant financial headache!

For instance, if your pool contractor can’t afford to pay the sub-contractors once your pool is complete, you could end up caught in the middle of the financial mess. Through no fault of your own, the sub-contractors could put a lien on your home if the pool contractor doesn’t pay them what he owes. When it comes to picking your contractor, make sure you go with someone reliable and experienced who is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

You’ll also want to confirm that the contractor is fully insured and fully licensed. Don’t just take their word for it – request to see their insurance certificates and license, and call the state of Michigan’s contractor’s board to make sure the license is authentic and up-to-date. The number is (517) 241-9254.


Fiberglass in-ground pools


Installing fiberglass in-ground pools is a surefire way to improve property values. It’s also a great way to make hanging out at home more fun for families. People install fiberglass in-ground pools for a number of reasons. For some families, it’s a way to encourage exercise and weight loss. For others, it’s a simple way to foster family togetherness. For others, fiberglass in-ground pools and their surrounding patios are the perfect spots to entertain and impress guests.


Installing fiberglass in-ground pools


What should you expect when you have an in-ground pool installed? One of the great things about fiberglass pools is that they can be installed in a relatively brief period of time. If you have a concrete pool built in your backyard, expect it to take anywhere from a month and a half to three months. A fiberglass pool, on the other hand, should only take about two weeks to install.

Before choosing your contractor, we recommend speaking to at least three in-ground pool contractors. Obviously, you’ll want to find great value for your money, but don’t assume the cheapest offer is the best offer. Make sure you look into the contractor’s financial solvency, reputation and track record before signing with him. Believe us, you don’t want to be a contractor’s very first pool installation. Experience counts.

Since we’re Michigan’s number one in-ground pool builder, we hope you’ll consider us seriously for your pool installation. We offer a great variety of small, medium, and large fiberglass pools, as well as spas. We also include lots of detailed photographs of an installation on our website, to help you better understand what happens during the dig, installation, addition of water, and setting of concrete.


Fiberglass pool prices


Obviously, fiberglass pool prices are going to be a good deal higher than those of aboveground pools. However, in-ground fiberglass pools greatly increase the property value of a home, while aboveground pools do not. Consider that the higher fiberglass pool prices also account for the lifetime warranty offered by Viking Pools. Furthermore, once installed, fiberglass pools are significantly easier to maintain than other in-ground pools. While concrete pool surfaces are breeding grounds for algae and other organic matter, fiberglass pools require far less cleaning. Vinyl-lined pools require frequent replacement of the lining. Fiberglass pools do not.


Fiberglass pool prices online


The Internet is a great place to learn about the pros and cons of different types of pools. It can also be a great place to get an initial estimate on a pool installation. At Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors, Inc., we offer a simple way to receive initial quotes for fiberglass pool prices online.

You just type in model of pool you want, and whether you want the pool shell by itself, or as part of a complete installation package. The complete installation package includes everything from the chemical start-up kit to the grab rail and ladders. We think it’s an excellent deal that will save you time, money and hassles.


Finally, we’ll ask you what optional items you may want. These items include such goodies as beautiful fiber optic lighting, water slides, diving boards and more. Once you’ve typed in all this information, we can quickly get back to you with an estimate of how much your pool will cost to install.

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