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    Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Hi all, long time lurker and fan of the forum



    ...I've been interested in a fiberglass pool and have read up on alot of the manufacturers but the problem I have is that they all seem to brag about being the best. I'm having a heck of a time trying to find comparison reviews. Can anyone point me to a reputable and non biased source on the various models and/or share some feedback/experience with many different models.


    One of my main concerns is the metallic gelcoats and how long they will last from fading and/or staining.


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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    I don't know about the pool, but I do know it is Pink Floyd/Comfortably numb

    That being said, you might want to consider the "knowledge" behind some of my posts

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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Bingo!....great song, fantastic group...brings back some good memories!

    In regards to your 2nd statement, I dont think I follow you....your point might of sailed right over my head.
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse, Out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone. I cannot put my finger on it now. The child is grown, the dream is gone. I have become comfortably numb....

    Good times, Good times
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rico Laguno
    Bingo!....great song, fantastic group...brings back some good memories!

    In regards to your 2nd statement, I dont think I follow you....your point might of sailed right over my head.
    As much as I might hate to admit it, I think I still tend to live in the 70's and 80's! Those were, for me anyway, good times, and there was a lot of really good music back then.

    My second comment was that I may just have gotten too comfortably numb sometimes and I hope it doesn't reflect in my posts! Ah well, another comment that proved my point

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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Oh ok...got it now, Simi


    I guess either fiberglass pool owners are very rare on this forum or really despised...or both
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    I have a Viking fiberglass pool. I've only had it for about a year but it has been problem free. It looks great, no staining, and at the time I got it they threw in the tile for around the top. I chose Viking from a lot of recommendations from people in my area who have them.
    14x30 Viking "Santa Barbara" Fiberglass Pool 12,500 gallon
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    lynns, did viking install it or do they have special distributors and pool builders they recommend?

    Im in ny so we may be close, could you recommend your installer?
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    We have a San Juan fiberglass pool for 3 years, everything is OK so far.
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Viking did not install our pool. I believe they have dealers in different areas that do their installs. Although we LOVE our pool, we didn't love our installer. I wouldn't recommend them. That being said, we are in South Jersey and they don't cover your area. If you contact Viking I'm sure they would tell you who the dealer in your area is.
    14x30 Viking "Santa Barbara" Fiberglass Pool 12,500 gallon
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    I actually have heard some good things about Leisure Pools and Waterworld pools. I also met a dealer that installs Crystal Pools but I cant find any type of reviews for these pools so I think I am going to narrow it down between a Leisure and Waterworld pool


    Anyone have any info between these 2 pools that they'd like to contribute....good or bad, that could help me?


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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    I will let everyone know next month about out Viking pool installer.
    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Another vote for leisure pools from sunny Australia - quality of fibreglass is excellent, coming from experience with boating - brilliant layup and quality matt and composites
    Brand new 30,000 Litre (~8000Gal) inground Leisure Pools fibreglass, Astral Pool Viron 3 speed 1.5Hp P320 pump, Hurlcon VX 3 T SWCG, Hurlcon ZX100 cartridge filter.
    Two mustard algae events, lots of bad pool store advice - double the salt level it should be (sigh), large amounts of copper based algaecide, 50 litres of 12.5% liquid chlorine, 2 litres of clarifier. $300 in chemicals in two weeks.

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    Re: Fiberglass Pool manufacturers...Difference in quality?

    Our viking pool has been in operation now 2 months. Could not be more pleased with it. We had a couple of minor issues with installer. Nothing serious. But anytime you deal with contracting work there is always something. Just hope it's minor issues.
    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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