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Looking to add fiberglass pools to your repertoire of great backyard installations? Here are some new and popular models on the market.
Sun Fiberglass ProductsThis product is three Sun Fiberglass pool shells in an upgraded pacific color. It includes the Havana Model, a 15-foot round kiddie pool and an 8-foot spillover to the main pool. The deck features a travertine paver along with deck laminar jets and LED lighting. The full package includes spa jets, heaters and automation. sunpools.com | (606) 287-0055
Dimensions:16 x 40 feet w/ depth ranging from 3 feet to 8 feet
Thursday PoolsThursday Pools' Aspen model comes with dual deep-end swim-outs, extended bench, large walk-in steps, a huge tanning ledge that fits two loungers and more. Like other models with built-in tanning ledges, the Aspen is available with the Backfill Eliminator, an integrated support structure that eliminates the need to backfill under the ledge and allows for a continuous slope excavation, saving installers time and headaches. thursdaypools.com | (877) 929-7665
Dimensions: 14 x 35 x 5 ½ feet 16 x 35 x 5 ½ feet 16 x 40 x 5 5/6 feet
River PoolsThe Crescent Cove is a modern freeform design available in two sizes: 16-by-35-feet and 16-by-40-feet. Both sizes feature an integrated tanning ledge, spacious interior and a large deep-end bench seat. The Crescent Cove is a great fit for customers looking for a multipurpose pool with curve appeal. It also aligns well with dealers looking for a "go-to" freeform design that is easy to install. riverpoolsandspas.com | (804) 333-9192
Dimensions:16 x 35 feet 16 x 40 feet
Latham Pool ProductsThe size, benches and lighting of Latham's Cocktail Pool make hosting a backyard cocktail party a breeze. Measuring 10-by-16-feet, this pool is perfect when yard space is at a premium. Also has one full-width set of steps and perimeter benches, so there is plenty of seating for guests. lathampool.com | (800) 833-3800
Dimensions:10 x 16 x 4 feet
San Juan PoolsThe Great Lakes Model has a large tanning ledge that can accommodate multiple people. There is a bench seat in the shallow end and swim out seats in the deep end of the pool. All San Juan pools are made with hand-laid fiberglass. sanjuanpools.com | (800) 535-7946
Dimensions:16 x 37 feet
Leisure Pools and Spas ManufacturingThe Ultimate is a swimming pool and spa paired with a splash deck. Made with Composite Armour technology, Leisure Pools offers a lifetime structural warranty and a lifetime structural osmosis warranty. Twenty-six designs available in 64 sizes. leisurepoolsusa.com | (865) 219-2880
Dimensions:30 x 15 5/12 x 7 feet35 x 15 5/12 x 6 1/2 feet30 x 15 5/12 x 6 feet
In the last decade, fiberglass pools have seen their share of the market steadily increase as homeowners across the country have come to appreciate the unique benefits of having a shell made of this smooth, low-maintenance material. AQUA decided to dig a little deeper into the phenomenon with two fiberglass industry veterans from Latham Pools: Tom Straub, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Mike Fox, product director for fiberglass pools.
When considering shell types, fiberglass is truly coming into its own — according to research by P.K. Data, fiberglass sales have doubled since 2006. It's impressive growth aided both by advances in fiberglass technology and greater consumer awareness of the product; for customers who want a pool without the pain of weeks- or months-long construction, fiberglass is a great solution.
Many of us may have had the unfortunate experience of adding soda ash "wrong" to pool water, resulting in a pool that looks like it is filled with milk. In fact, we refer to it as "milking" a pool. Why does that happen?
When we decide, for example, to raise the pH of a pool from 7.2 to 7.6, we calculate how much soda ash is required for that size pool to achieve a 0.4 pH unit increase. A solution of soda ash (sodium carbonate) has a pH of above 11, so when added to pool water the pH...