Hi - I just found this site today after weeks of online research and am glad I found it!
My family decided that we want to install a pool. I just found out through my research that March isn't the best time to come to this revelation though.... I have only lived in Central FL a few years and don't know anyone who has recently had a pool installed so I have no one to ask for recommendations.
I'm hoping to find some honest straight talk on this forum - recommendations for builders, advice on who to stay away from, etc. I can't even find straight answers to the pros/cons of fiberglass vs. concrete and would welcome any advice.
I have a few pool builders coming by this week for quotes so I would love some knowledge before even meeting the pool builders.
Thanking everyone in advance!
ETA - wanted to say that I have read the "Pool School" forums and found them amazing!
Also, I read some great things about fiberglass pools (easier to clean, easier to maintain, less algae, less scrubbing, etc.) and all the builders I called are really trying to steer me away from fiberglass. The excuses are they're not strong (but I read it's as strong as concrete), that if rocks are left in the excavation hole it will damage the pool (and I'm thinking....if the builder did their job right why would that be an issue?? needless to say that builder got crossed off our list immediately), that the fiberglass breaks down over time and leave shards in your pool?!?!?! (which I have not read anywhere). Is everything I'm reading on the internet just propaganda by the fiberglass pool industry? That's what the pool builders I've called so far are trying to get me to believe