Fiberglass Vs Plaster
Fiberglass surface is superior to plaster for a variety of reasons.
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- 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.
Unsightly when stained/deteriorated, whereas fiberglass maintains attractive appearance.
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.