Aqua Med Pools has been installing fiberglass swimming pools throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern MA for over a decade.
Whether you’re looking to transform your backyard into a place to entertain family and friends, create a tranquil private getaway or establish an exercise routine that your friends will envy, Thursday Pools has a variety of in ground pool designs to meet your needs. We crafted our pools based on the way our customers use them most, a style that is uniquely yours. Our experience and commitment to superior quality service has earned us a reputation as The Go To contractor in the areas we serve.
Why Choose Fiberglass Pools?
We have been creating backyard dreams since 2005 and one thing we’ve found over the years is that our customers spend a lot of time researching the options available before they call us. They’ve discovered the three major pool types out there, fiberglass is the one that will give them MOST BEAUTIFUL pool with the LEAST MAINTENANCE. We offer numerous options for water features, landscape lighting, pool cleaners, and all come with our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Maybe you had a pool before and remember the hours and hours of cleaning and scrubbing, trying to get the water clear, balance the chemicals, the expense of replacing a liner, or resurfacing the pool. Those frustrations (and expenses) are in the past! Take a look at the chart below and compare the costs of maintaining a fiberglass pool over ten years.
10 Year Maintenance Cost Projection
|ASSOCIATED COST OF OWNERSHIP||FIBERGLASS||VINYL LINER||CONCRETE|
|Acid Washing Pool Shell ( Every 3-5 years )||-||-||$900|
|Pool Cleaning Service ( $500 / season )||-||-||$5000|
|Re-plaster / Tile Pool Interior||-||-||$10,000|
|Replace Liner ( Avg. lifespan 5-9 years )||-||$4,500||-|
|10 YEAR COST OF OWNERSHIP||$3,750||$11,500||$27,400|
Pool Types ComparisonWhile more expensive at the onset, A look at the comparisons below will show you a fiberglass pool over time is in both the short and long term a better choice.
|FIBERGLASS POOLS||GUNITE / CONCRETE POOLS||VINYL LINER POOLS|
|Warranty||Lifetime by manufacturer||1-5 years by contractor||Liner seams only|
|Installation Time||5-13 days, ready for decking||8-12 weeks using many subcontractors||2-3 weeks using few subcontractors|
|Pool Shapes||85 models in 36 styles||Unlimited||Limited to models of the manufacturer|
|Est. Chemical Use||Surface does not alter water balance. Substantially fewer chemicals used||Plaster reacts with water to raise pH levels. Uses substantially more acid and chlorine to counterbalance this chemical reaction||Surface does not alter chemical balance; fewer chemicals used|
|Est. Electrical Use||Circulate water 4-6 hours/daily||Circulate water 8-10 hours/daily||Surface does not alter chemical balance; fewer chemicals used|
|Surface Texture||Smooth, non-abrasive to skin or swimsuits, walking and seating areas textured for slip resistance||Rough. Causes skin abrasions to feet, hands and swimwear.||Slippery. Easily punctured or torn by toys, pets or surfacing rocks|
|Algae Penetration||Algae sweeps off with wall brush||Algaes grows and is harbored in the pores of gunite. Acid baths and scrubbing required to remove algae||Seams of liner harbor algae|
|Est. Maintenance Time||30 minutes maximum per week||4-5 hours per week||2-3 hours per week|
|Major Renovation||None||Re-marcite or re-plaster every 5-7 years||Replace vinyl liner every 7-9 years or sooner if torn|
|Stairs/Seating||Built into shell||Optional at additional cost||Optional at additional cost|
|Quality Control||Manufactured in environmentally controlled factory under stringent quality control standards.||Depends on the contractor. Constructed on site, no quality control||Kit manufactured in factory. Installation depends on quality of contractor.|