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
- 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