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Fiberglass Ponds

Fiberglass Garden pools are black and hold water, but the similarity ends there. Thank you for taking a few moments to understand the advantages of fiberglass construction:

  • Easy Installation - Decorative pools can simply be set on top of the ground and surrounded by rocks--no hole to dig! Fish ponds (which need to be in-ground for winter operation) are also easy to install, as precise grading and a sand base is not required. A rigid fiberglass pond does not need perfect support to hold its shape and stay level. It will not cave in from backfill or cave out from water pressure should the hole you dig be less than perfect.
  • Professional Appearance - In a professional installation the pool edge is put 1/2" above grade (to prevent contamination from ground water) and is lined with rock. Cascades should be completely covered with rock for a natural appearance. In either case a fiberglass pool or cascade will not sag and collapse as will a semi-rigid pool. If desired, cord seals for pumps or fittings for cascade tubing may be tapped directly through the thick sides.
  • Durable Operation - Leave your pond full in winter. Fiberglass gives with expanding ice and is not prone to shattering or puncture as are many plastics. The smooth surface is easy to clean with a cloth and plain water.
  • Lifetime warranty - against cracks and leaks to the original home owner (residential use only)
  • Made in the USA - Your fiberglass pond is handmade in USA.

Fiberglass is acknowledged as a superior material for ponds. The installation section of the Ortho Library book on Garden Pools & Fountains states:

"The most durable prefabricated pools are made of rigid fiberglass, a very strong material that is almost impossible to puncture accidentally. ... Pools made of other materials, such as bonded resin and semi-rigid or ABS plastic, are also available. They are less expensive and more fragile. If you choose to use them, follow the instructions for installing fiberglass, but take greater care: Make certain they are well supported with soil or sand, because semi rigid pools may change shape, sag, or crack when filled with water if they are not adequately supported on all sides."

As should be expected, fiberglass costs more to make and ship than blow-molded plastic a fraction of its weight. Consider quality and value for the dollar spent and install the professional material of choice.


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