The Fiberglass Pool Surface
In addition to being beautiful and luxurious, fiberglass pools by
San Juan Pools save homeowners time and money over the life of the
pool, with the major savings coming in reduced outlays for maintenance,
pool chemicals and electricity. Homeowners who choose a San Juan pool
will save as much as 70 percent on chemicals and 30 percent on electricity costs.
Due to their sturdy fiberglass construction, San Juan fiberglass
pools never need to be resurfaced. By contrast, a typical concrete
pool will require periodic resurfacing, meaning extra outlays of
cash for many years to come. The bottom line is that while a San
Juan fiberglass pool may cost more up front than a vinyl or cement
pool, homeowners will more than make up the difference in savings
over the life of the pool.
The smooth fiberglass surface of all San Juan pools makes them
easier and less expensive to maintain than concrete. They never
require acid washing, and unlike concrete pools with their porous
surface, offer no haven for algae and other undesirable elements.
This means fiberglass pools are also healthier than concrete pools.
The gel-coat surface of a San Juan pool is a NPG/ISO (neopentyl
glycol-isophthalic acid) based polyester resin mixed with colored
pigments. This gel-coat is chemically bonded to the fiberglass
shell and as such is an integral part of the pool. The 30-32 mil
gel-coat finish is nonporous, chemically inert, and extremely
resistant to acids and oxidizers. Algae cannot penetrate the finish,
and any stains which may form on the gel-coat can be removed by
adding a stain remover to the pool water.