Advantages Of Fiberglass Pools Over Other Types

By Marci Glover


Summer time is just around the corner. As early as today, people are starting to feel the summer heat. They crank up the air conditioning, eat frozen and cold treats. They rush to beaches and other bodies of water. The more fortunate ones who own fiberglass pools in their residences just go to their backyards and dip, or for more summer fun, hold a pool party.

This thing is more or less a repository filled to the brim with water. People use them to wade in and cool themselves. They can be used by everyone, but there are others that are only intended for use by only a certain number of people. They can be as small as those little inflatable ones that are available in supermarket or can be as big as the perimeter of a huge infrastructure such as an Olympic sized pool.

These things actually came a long way in the history of humankind. It probably started in present day Pakistan during the third millennium BC. It is nothing like the modern type because it was then lined by bricks and cracks are sealed with tar. The people back then referred to it as the Great Bath. Ancient Greeks and Romans, on the other hand, built similar structures not for bathing, but for military and nautical training.

The predecessor of the present models people use today started out in Britain in the mid nineteenth century. They were made to ensure safety while swimming. Before the utilization of said amenities, many Britons drowned to death by swimming in a particular river. This river was pretty dangerous due to its strong currents which is why the local government closed it off from the public.

There are many different types of pools. Private ones are open to a select few. They are most often found in exclusive club houses where only the members and their guests get to enjoy the amenities. Public types are larger than private ones, and are usually part of a big water complex. For a small fee, anyone can swim in during open hours.

There are those that are especially for little ones. They measure not more than four feet to reduce the risk of drowning. There are also those that feature waves and currents that mimic natural bodies of water. These are exercise pools that people use to burn fats and at the same time practice so that they will be ready to swim in the actual one without the risk of an accident or an injury.

Ocean pools, on the other hand, are enclosures near bodies of water. Suffice to say, the liquid in this kind of pool comes from the nearby source and is salty. Infinity types are luxurious ones that create an effect of the water extending to the horizon. They mostly appear to be border less, hence the name infinity.

Pools are also categorized according to the materials used. Concrete ones are the most common classification. They do not have standardized sizes and can be as deep and as wide as you want them to be. This makes it the favorite practice areas for dive enthusiasts.

Fiberglass ones are prefabricated types that can be installed in three days, maximum. They are smooth to the touch so that the user will not incur abrasions, bumps, scratches and bruises when getting in and out of the pool. They are also easy to maintain and requires not much money.




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