Fiberglass vs Concrete Pools

Advantages of Fiberglass Pools vs. Concrete Pools

outdoor fiberglass pool with fountains

Fiberglass Pool


  • You are looking for the LEAST amount of swimming pool maintenance possible on a daily/weekly basis.
  • You are looking for a swimming pool that will likely have little major repairs/expenses down the road.
  • You are looking for a quick pool install.
  • You are looking for a pool in the medium to smaller size range. In other words, you are looking for a size that is roughly 15’ x 30’ or less.


  • You are looking for a VERY customized shape or size not offered in the fiberglass line. (An example of this would be an “L” shaped pool or a pool wider than 16′)
  • You are looking for a pool DEEPER than 8′. This is not common, but good to know any way.
  • Concrete Pool

    Concrete Pool

    You are trying to create a complete nature scape. In other words, you want the pool to have many natural rock features, grottos, possibly a ‘pond’ appearance, etc.

  • You are looking for a beach entry. (There are a few fiberglass pools with something similar to a beach entry, but it’s still not quite the same design you’ll find in a concrete pool.)
  • You are NOT concerned with concrete’s roughness on your feet.
  • You are looking to spend less up front (yes, concrete pools are typically less expensive to install in this area).
  • You have enough access to get the pool through to where it is being installed. We generally need at least the width of the pool plus one foot or more of access.       In other words, if your fiberglass pool is 14’ wide, we need 15’ of clear access to bring the pool to the installation location. There are other options though; using a crane or lull can be used if you have limited access, but is at an additional cost.


Renaissance Pools and Spas craftsmen are experts at installing both concrete and fiberglass pools and spas, as well as renovations. We feel because we offer a broad range of products and services, that we have the knowledge and can be very objective in helping you determine which would be best for your family. Please contact us with additional questions or to schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our highly-trained Swimming Pool Designers!

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1906 River Oaks Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-390-6603
Fax: 904-390-6609

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