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    New FG Pool questions

    Hello, this is my first post. I am looking at doing a new build. This will will be my first pool. I am in North Fort Worth, Texas, and I am seriously considering a fiberglass pool.

    From what I can tell all of the major brands, Viking, Trilogy, and Blue Hawaiian are now owned by the same company Latham. Does it matter which brand you buy now? I understand that the installer is the most important factor for FG pools. Can anyone recommend a FG pool installer in the DFW area? Right now I am looking at GnS Renovations.

    Also from all I have read FG pools have very little downside besides issues that arise from improper install. Can anyone tell me some reasons why I should not consider a Fiberglass pool?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: New FG Pool questions

    You are more limited in size and shape than with vinyl or gunite.
    14k gal IG vinyl, Jandy Flopro 1 hp up-rated, 2 spd pump, Hayward 325 sq ft cartridge filter, Circupool Si-40 SWCG

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    Re: New FG Pool questions

    Agreed "Sargent" but that is the only drawback I have seen so far and I think from what I have seen we would be more than able to find a suitable size and shape from the options.

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    Re: New FG Pool questions

    When we started talking about putting in a pool, we considered vinyl, gunite, and fiberglass. After doing a bunch of research and based on experiences of other people with pools, we elected to go with fiberglass. About the only downside I see with fiberglass is that you are limited to how big a pool can fit on a truck trailer. Our pool is 16' x 37' which is plenty big enough for us. We didn't want a diving board so the 6 1/2 foot deep end is fine.

    I really think pool maintenance is much easier with fiberglass. Nice smooth surfaces make it difficult for algae to start. No changes over time due to the pool surface leaching stuff.

    Being in NC, I can't offer any recommendation on a pool builder in DFW. But, I think all the major fiberglass pools are of roughly equal quality. Go with the company with a pool model that you like. And, yes, the quality of the PB is paramount. The greatest fiberglass pool in the world will be junk if not properly installed. You can find some fiberglass pool installation horror stories here on TFP if you search. We have a San Juan fiberglass pool and we were happy with the PB.
    Vince L

    16' x 37' fiberglass pool, 8' fiberglass spa, Hayward Swimclear C3030 filter, Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Goldline Pro Logic PL-PS-8, Goldline SWCG, Goldline Sense & Dispense pH control, Fiberstars LED's in pool & spa, AquaCal SQ175R heat pump, SR Smith Typhoon slide, Polaris 9300xi robotic cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: New FG Pool questions

    I have had a Viking fiber glass pool for four years and am very happy. Nice feel to the pool,easy to clean and I use ppg's sustain pool chemical system and get excellent test results with my Taylor test kit. I would recommend that you be sure to get the 16 ft wide pool not a 14.

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    Re: New FG Pool questions

    Thank you for your replies. You guys are making me feel better and better about FG.

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