Fibreglass pools have become quite popular in the past few years. However, a lot of people still don’t opt for it as they believe that they aren’t as customizable as concrete or vinyl liner pools. Since the pool shell comes pre-built from the factory, there are limited options in terms of design. While that might be true, you can customize everything else, including the colour of the pool and other features. The type of tile, colour, water features, elevation, and more you choose will change the look of your fibreglass pool dramatically. All you have to do is find a reputable pool builder who can help you with the process. These professionals have years of experience working with clients and creating an aesthetic that fits you.
The best features for your fibreglass pool
- Jet systems
If you exercise or train in the pool, install the swimming jets in your fibreglass pool. The two main types of jets that you can get installed are swim jets and spa jets. Swim jets are usually the choice of fitness fanatics. Built at an end of the pool, two of them are at chest height and two at shoulder height. With these, you get a constant water current pushing at you, creating a resistance against which you can swim. Depending on your needs and skill sets, you can switch the settings to suit them. You can also use these jets for hydrotherapy and rehabilitation. In most cases, they are installed in small pools as they don’t have enough space for laps. Spa jets are mostly used to make your fibreglass multipurpose. There is a swimming area for activities and a spa section for relaxing.
When it comes to water features, waterfalls have to be the most popular ones. Up until a few years ago, these were usually time-consuming and extremely expensive projects. However, today, you can build amazing waterfalls in a fraction of the time and cost. You have the option of building a whole grotto that has a waterfall streaming down into your fibreglass pool. You can also opt for a small version or have some water jets installed in the retaining wall. Regardless of the size you go for, it will add a special touch to your backyard oasis.
If you want to turn your fibreglass pool into your house’s show stopper feature, you have to play around with the lighting. This is especially important if you plan on hosting night parties or going for late-night swims. With ample lighting, you will not only highlight the pool but make it safer as well. If someone goes for a swim at night, they will have better visibility, thanks to the nighttime lighting. The right lighting will also give you control over changing the colour or brightness of the pool. This will ensure that you have the right ambient setting for each time of the day. One of the most popular choices for lighting is LED pool lighting. They give you a bright white light without that yellow hue. Also, they are energy-efficient and long-lasting. Depending on the look you want, you can either have a few or several LED bulbs.
- Tanning Ledge
With a tanning ledge in your fibreglass pool, you will experience luxury at its finest. It’s perfect for people who want to have the experience of a resort vacation right in their backyard. Tanning ledges and sun shelves can help recreate that experience. Depending on your needs, you have the option of tanning ledges in varying depths. The standard depth is 12” from the pool’s top. This will give you a depth of about 6” to 8”. You can add some other elements to the tanning ledge as well such as bubblers and ledge loungers.
- Weeping walls
You can consider weeping walls or waterfalls as the less dramatic alternative to the waterfall. For a water wall, you will have to build a wall right next to your pool. However, instead of a sheet of water, you will only have a trickle streaming down the wall. This can also be considered as an alternative to built-in jets.
- Wading area
If you want a place where your children can splash and play around or want a full-body submersion, having a nice wading area with your fibreglass pool design is the feature you want. This is somewhat like a tanning ledge. However, compared to it, a wading area offers more depth. The wading area has a depth of about 14” to 18”. There are some pool builders who offer a wading area as well as a tanning ledge.
- Automatic pool covers
Even though automatic pool covers can be expensive, this is an investment that is definitely worth it to keep your pool clean and safe. The benefits it offers makes up for the price. There are other types of covers in the market, but with automatic pool covers, you will get more advantages. First of all, since they are built in a discreet way, you won’t have to worry about them ruining the aesthetics of your pool. With the hardcover, you will have an added layer of protection that will save you and your children.
Also, your pool water will have less exposure to chemicals, heat, and water. This brings the maintenance costs down and increases the pool’s longevity. No rainwater or debris will fall into your pool, disrupting its chemistry. Your pool water will remain cleaner. The best part is that you can put the cover on or take it off with a touch of a button.
- Swim lane
This is an unobstructed space that you can add to your Melbourne fibreglass pool for swimming laps back and forth. Even if you don’t swim a lot, taking a few strokes vigorously can help you exert that excess energy and stress. As you hit the water, you will feel fresh.
So, these were the few features that you can add to your fibreglass pool. Make sure that you get them installed by a licensed and experienced pool builder.