Fiberglass Vs Plaster
Fiberglass Pools Save Money and Time
No Rough Surfaces
As plaster wears, roughness increases. Fiberglass is always smooth. No scratched feet and toes.
No Structural Cracks
Any substantial pool movement can cause cracks and leaks. Fiberglass adds structural strength to the pool shell. Prevents leaking.
No Blemishes and Stains
Plaster has little resistance to stains and blemishes even if the surface has been recently applied. Resistance to stains with an easily cleaned surface.
Algae adhere to porous surfaces. A smooth, dense, non-porous surface prevents algae from adhering.
Lower Chemical Demand
The high chemical requirement at all times. Reactive surface Noticeable reduction of chemical usage due to the inert nature of fiberglass. Makes pool chemicals more efficient.
Unsightly when stained/deteriorated, whereas fiberglass maintains an attractive appearance.
Depends on the application. Re-plastering often separates from the original surface (poor adhesion). Material limitations reduce the durability of plaster. The superior corrosion-resistant and inert properties of fiberglass ensure exceptional durability.
Very sensitive to incorrect water chemistry. Plaster surface easily compromised. The inert surface of fiberglass is less sensitive to out-of-balance water chemistry.
Life Expectancy Varies
Depends on water chemistry, maintenance regime, plaster mix, and application technique. Fiberglass exceeds that of plaster. Time-tested with 25 years of industry experience.
Salts/plaster constituents will adhere, and create a very abrasive surface. Due to the inert nature of fiberglass, no leachable material is available to cause roughness. The surface remains smooth.
Plaster requires brushing and attention. With Fiberglass, no brushing is needed. Allow to cure, then start up.