Fiberglass pools in winter
November 27, 2020
Winter is coming soon. Is your pool ready?
No, we’re not talking about Game of Thrones. (Although, that might make an amazing blog post someday.) We’re here to talk about your fiberglass pool in the winter.
We actually get quite a few questions about this. People wonder if their fiberglass pools are strong enough to withstand the winter weather. The answer is: Yes!
Cold (and hot) temperatures are not a problem for fiberglass pools, so long as you properly care for them. (Don’t worry, though – they really don’t require much care at all.) Need convincing? There are thousands of fiberglass pools in Canada, scattered from one coast to the other. With properly winterized plumbing, Canadian pool owners are able to open these undamaged pools each summer with no problems. Now, compare our Tennessee winters to the brutal cold, snow and ice our neighbors to the north experience. It’s no contest, is it?
Relax. Your fiberglass pool can handle winter temps and conditions with ease.
Wondering WHY fiberglass pools are so dependable? It’s because fiberglass is a material that’s exceptionally suited to this application.
- It’s structurally strong – Unlike concrete or vinyl, fiberglass offers very little expansion and contraction with heat and cold.
- It’s chemically stable – Fiberglass doesn’t react with other substances, so it’s resistant to UV rays, pool cleaners, chlorine and other pool sanitizers, etc.
- It’s very strong – The material has a high strength-to-weight ratio, so it’s resistant to damage.
- It’s very flexible – Compared to other pool materials, it’s incredibly flexible. So while the soil around the pool moves as it freezes and thaws, a fiberglass pool handles the pressure with ease.
Our Trilogy fiberglass pools are made right here in Tennessee, custom-crafted to order, and come with a lifetime warranty. So no more worrying, OK? Your fiberglass pool can handle the winter like a champ.