Fiberglass Pool Paint
Pool Gel Coat for Fiberglass Swimming Pools & Spa's
The finish coat on all
fiberglass swimming pools is called "swimming pool gel coat",
often referred to as fiberglass pool
paint. Swimming pool gel coat is the finish coat on all
fiberglass swimming pools.
Swimming pool gel coat
is not cheap, but it is the only coating for fiberglass that
will last longer than 2 or 3 years. Recently the public has
been led to believe that epoxy paint is a substitute for swimming
pool gel coat. It is not!
Replacing the interior
coating (swimming pool gel coat) of a fiberglass swimming pool
or a fiberglass laminate on a gunite or steel pool is no fun
task. It is definitely not something you want to do again soon,
so it's important that you do it right the first time.
18 to 27 Years Longevity
As with most things,
there are high quality fiberglass pools like San Juan, Viking,
Alaglass, and others. I've added Alaglass to this elite group
even though we have yet to resurface an Alaglass pool.
Permit me to explain.
During our 13 years in business, we have only received two calls
from owners of Alaglass pools. Both pools had been installed
for about 10 years when the pool owners contacted us for help.
Because the pools were
still so young, and because we had no record of problems with
Alaglass pools, we recommended that the owners contact Alaglass
first to see how they react, before they started paying for
Only one of the two potential
customers (for us) called back. Although I don't recall what
the problems were (we receive 50 t0 80 calls a day during March,
April, May, and June), she was completely satisfied with Alaglass.
Since the second owner
didn't call again, I can only assume she too was happy with
the response from Alaglass Pools. Otherwise we would have had
Viking Pools are also
on this list because we have never received a single call before
a Viking pool was at least 18 years old. Although, we have received
calls regarding installation problems with Viking Pools that
required repair, that has nothing to do with the quality of
Finally, San Juan Pools,
unquestionably the finest pools manufactured in the United States.
UGlassIt Pool Resurfacing has never received a single call from
a pool owner before the San Juan Pool involved was at least
27 years old.
3 to 5 Years Longevity
There are also poor quality
fiberglass swimming pools that buyers should stay away from.
Basically, there are
three so-called manufacturers that intentionally produce
the lowest quality fiberglass pools in America. Why would anyone
intentionally manufacture lousy pools, you ask?
GREED! The wrong mixture
(for chemically treated underwater use) of gel coat is cheaper,
a combination of the leftover 'bottom of the drum" gel coat
is even cheaper yet. Gel coat not
mixed appropriately for outdoor, chemically treated underwater
use has a life expectancy of under 5 years.
Our company, UGlassIt
Pool Resurfacing, Inc. should love these three lousy manufacturers,
because within 5 years of installation, we have the opportunity
to make a substantial sale. Sure beats waiting 27 years, like
we must, for a call from a San Juan pool owner. But we
love them not, and can't wait until they're out of business.
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