Fiberglass Vs Plaster

Fiberglass surface is superior to plaster for a variety of reasons.

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 pool shell. Prevents leaking.

  • No Blemishes and Stains
    Plaster has little resistance to stains and blemishes even if surface has been recently applied. Resistance to stains with easily cleaned surface.

  • Algae Resistant
    Algae adheres to porous surface. Smooth, dense, non-porous surface prevents algae from adhering.

  • Lower Chemical Demand
    High chemical requirement at all times. Reactive surface Noticeable reduction chemical usage due to the inert nature of fiberglass. Makes pool chemicals more efficient.

  • Attractiveness
    Unsightly when stained/deteriorated, whereas fiberglass maintains attractive appearance.

  • Durability
    Depends on application. Re-plastering often separates from original surface (poor adhesion). Material limitations reduce the durability of plaster. The superior corrosion resistant and inert properties of fiberglass ensure exceptional durability.

  • Water Chemistry
    Very sensitive to incorrect water chemistry. Plaster surface easily compromised. Inert surface of fiberblass 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 industry experience.

  • Leachable Material
    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. Surface remains smooth.

  • Complicated Start-up
    Plaster requires brushing and attention. With Fiberglass, no brushing is needed. Allow to cure, then start-up.