Possible to choose fiberglass as the surface for a new gunite pool?

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Possible to choose fiberglass as the surface for a new gunite pool?

Postby bkprice13 » Sun 24 Mar, 2019 20:32

We are building a gunite pool at our new place. We have to choose between a plaster finish and pebble finish. We don't like the look of pebble, but the newer plaster surfaces don't last very long.

At a previous home, we re-surfaced an old gunite-and-plaster pool with fiberglass and it looked great, was easy to care for, was very durable. Loved it.

So the question is, why isn't fiberglass an option when you are first building a pool? Or can it be? I can imagine getting plaster, and then when it starts to fall apart in 10 years, we'll just have to get fiberglass then. Why not now?

Thanks!


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Re: Possible to choose fiberglass as the surface for a new gunite pool?

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 25 Mar, 2019 05:25

If you are keen on fibreglass why didn't you go for a fibreglass pool
Not sure on what finish is best but would assume that the gunite would have to be smooth and dry to get the resin to bond
It's probably more expensive overall, that's why it isn't specified
Have you spoken to your pool builder about it
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Re: Possible to choose fiberglass as the surface for a new gunite pool?

Postby Teapot » Mon 25 Mar, 2019 06:10

You should be able to use fibre glass, plenty of old concrete pools repaired with it.
Other alternatives like polyurea and aqua bright

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