Austin Tx. Gunite or Fiberglass

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Austin Tx. Gunite or Fiberglass

Postby ledstones » Thu 01 Feb, 2007 13:30

We are looking into putting in a pool in Austin Tx. All we want is a small simple no frills pool with a hot tub. Therefore we're leaning towards fiberglass due to the low mnt. requirements. Does anybody know anything about Leisure Pool Co.?


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Postby Guest » Fri 09 Feb, 2007 18:12

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FIBERGLASS
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Postby Pool Owner » Tue 27 Feb, 2007 09:43

This is one of the great questions of pool construction… it seems to be depended upon both taste and geographic location. I have a “simple” rectangular gunnite pool but I never rally considered anything else because the vast majority of the pool built it So Cal are gunnite. If you have not yet done so, I recommend that you check out a few of the other pool bulletin boards to get a wider selection of answers. Also, check out your local library for books on swimming pools (I’ve got a few reviews on my blog). Good luck.
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Postby all4him » Wed 11 Apr, 2007 07:33

I live in San Antonio and would recommend gunnite since that is what I have.

If you are looking for a pool contractor I would also highly recommned "Platinum Custom Pools of San Antonio.

Thats my 2 cents
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Postby MyPool » Wed 30 May, 2007 07:45

Fiber-Glass/Concrete-Gunnite - Either will work - it's all about the engineering and design, based on YOUR exact location (even a few yards can make a difference). BIG savings usually come at a big cost!

Neighbors fiberglass walls split at reinforcement belt when half empty while changing water out - ground was heavly saturated from rains. Parents GUNITE POOL cracked just below water line because of design/installation and hydraulic pressures again caused in part by soil and heavy rains. Both pools were over 10 years old and out of warranty and not designed specific.

I would use this equation:
COST C-G - MINUS COST F-G = INITIAL SAVINGS - THEN AJUST FOR MAINTANENCE AND DEPRECIATION FOR F-G RESALE (of home some day) IF APPLICABLE.

ADD WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH ANY SAVINGS?

i prefer ease of maintanence of F-G but do not plan to ever sell my home - i'll let the kids deal with it when we're to old to care ;0)

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