Concrete VS Fibreglass Pools

Once you’ve decided on the design of your new pool, the next decision is whether to go for concrete or fibreglass. We will examine the pros and cons of each material in this post so you can decide which one best matches your requirements.

Fibreglass Pool Pros and Cons

The three key benefits of fibreglass pools are that they are

  • Quick to install
  • Cheaper than concrete
  • Require little maintenance.

Some homeowners in cooler climates go for fibreglass because they heat faster and retain their heat for longer.

The main drawbacks of fibreglass pools are:

  • Not as many designs or colours to choose from
  • No scope for custom features
  • Limited width (usually 4.2metres) as the shell is transported by road

 

Concrete Pools Pros and Cons

Concrete Pools are the way to go if you want full control of your pool design and are considering adding custom features. The three key benefits of concrete pools are:

  • Make your pool as big or as small as you want
  • Flexibility to add alcoves, steps and swim out benches
  • Superior strength and durability

Concrete is also more suited to certain soil types common in the Toowoomba and wider Queensland region, particularly black soil.

There aren’t many negatives of concrete pools, but there are a couple of factors you will need to take into consideration before committing to a concrete pool. Concrete pools take longer to build and are more expensive than fibreglass pools, so if you are looking for a quick, easy backyard pool ready for summer, a concrete pool isn’t your best option!