How Are Fiberglass Swimming Pools Set Up?

One of the nicest things about getting a fiberglass pool for your house is the installation. The primary factor is its speed. Generally speaking, the installation of a fiberglass pool takes two to four weeks (as opposed to eight weeks for vinyl liner pools and up to six months or more for concrete pools).

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A fiberglass pool can often be installed and filled with water by day two. This is so that when they are delivered to your home, fiberglass pools are already completely constructed, complete with benches, tanning ledges, and spas. Fiberglass pools are created in a manufacturing factory.

Installing extra features will take more time when installing a vinyl liner pool since the walls must be erected one piece at a time.

We’ll only offer you a brief rundown of the installation process for fiberglass pools here as we already have numerous in-depth guides:

First Step You guessed it: the excavation is the first step. Depending on the size of the pool, digging the hole often takes a few hours to a day. Even for a tiny pool, a lot of soil will be removed during the excavation.

Step 2: The installer unloads the pool and starts installing the fixtures and piping surrounding it when it gets to your house.

Step Three After that, a layer of clean crushed stone—not sand—that is two inches deep is added to the hole. By utilizing stone, the pool is kept from moving and settling over time—common issues that can arise when using sand.

Step Four Lastly, the pool may be carefully positioned and leveled in the earth before being buried. Although the industry standard is that the pool must be level to within one inch, we frequently see it to be level to within half an inch.

Step #5: The installer may begin installing the filtration system and pipes once the pool has been buried.

Step #6 The installer will next probably begin backfilling the area surrounding the pool with stone (clean, crushed blue stone is frequently chosen since it drains well and maintains its place). To balance the pressure from both sides, it’s critical that they backfill the exterior of the pool and fill it with water at the same time. During this step, the electrician installs a dewatering line and begins wiring the pool machinery.

Step #7: Following completion, the pool is examined and, if desired, waterline tile is added.

Step #8: The terrace and coping are among the last elements needed to finish installing a fiberglass pool. Depending on the materials and patio size, installation might take anywhere from two to five days. Patios may be installed using techniques such as The River Pools Way to assist secure the swimming pool in place. River Rods are positioned to connect the patio and pool as part of this installation technique (this avoids any issues related to mobility).

Step #9 Last but not least, you may erect a pool fence around your fiberglass pool to keep everyone safe and secure.

Depending on the weather and schedule, the entire installation procedure can take anywhere from two to six weeks on average, but by day two, your pool should be installed and filled with water.

It’s important to remember that installing a swimming pool is always filthy, and fiberglass pools are no exception. But the installation procedure is far faster, so you may return to a well-manicured yard in a matter of weeks rather than months.