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The Ultimate Guide: Concrete Pools vs. High-End Fiberglass Composite Pools


Selecting the ideal pool for your dream oasis is a pivotal decision. At Bloomin Deserts Landscaping and Pools, we value the significance of an informed choice. In this in-depth guide, we'll delve into the advantages and considerations of two popular pool options: concrete and high-end fiberglass composite.

Durability and Longevity

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools can have a reputation for longevity, provided they are correctly and meticulously constructed and maintained. However, over time, they likely will require resurfacing during its lifetime to address cracks and wear-and-tear. concrete pools are less accommodating to ground movement causing cracking

High-End Fiberglass Composite Pools

Engineered for exceptional durability, high-end fiberglass composite pools are crafted from a premium composite material. They are notably less prone to cracks and other signs of wear. With minimal maintenance, a high-end fiberglass composite pool can uphold its pristine condition for many years. composite pools are a more flexible material that accomodated soil and ground movement . Moreover, these pools come with an impressive 35-year structural warranty, ensuring peace of mind for years to come.

Installation Time and Process

Concrete Pools

The installation of a concrete pool involves a labor-intensive process. It encompasses excavation, steel framing, and a multi-step construction process, which can extend over many months.

High-End Fiberglass Composite Pools

In contrast, fiberglass composite pools offer a swift installation. These pools are pre-fabricated and transported to your site, substantially reducing construction time. With the right team, you can have a high-end fiberglass composite pool installed and ready for enjoyment in a fraction of the time it takes for a concrete pool.

Aesthetic Customization

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools offer unparalleled versatility in terms of shape, size, and design. They can be fully customized to match your vision, allowing for intricate details and unique features.

High-End Fiberglass Composite Pools

While fiberglass pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes, their design options are more limited compared to concrete. However, the range available is impressive with every modely available in many sizes modern advancements have led to a broader range of high-end options like splash decks, inbuilt roller covers, inbuilt spas, inbuilt spa jets and bubbles anong with many finishes and colors, allowing for a touch of customization to suit your preferences.

Cost Considerations

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools tend to have a high upfront cost due to the extensive labor and materials required for construction. Additionally, the need to refinish the surface and the ongoing maintenance costs can accumulate over the pool's lifespan. It's worth noting that concrete pools usually come with no or a limited 6-year warranty, which may be too late to discover potential problems.

High-End Fiberglass Composite Pools

Although fiberglass composite pools may have a higher initial price tag than basic concrete pools and other pools types, they often prove to be more cost-effective in the long run. Their low maintenance requirements and energy-efficient properties can lead to substantial savings over time. Additionally, the 35-year structural warranty and 35-year structural osmosis provides unmatched reassurance for your investment.

Maintenance and Repairs

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools demand regular maintenance to prevent cracks, leaks, and surface deterioration. Additionally, periodic resurfacing may be necessary to maintain their appearance. If left to go bad these pools are harder to remove algae and get back in order.

High-End Fiberglass Composite Pools

Fiberglass pools are non-porous, which means they are resistant to algae growth and require fewer chemicals to maintain water quality. They also have a smooth surface that is gentle on the skin and easier to clean. Overall, they entail less maintenance compared to concrete pools.


Both concrete and high-end fiberglass composite pools offer unique advantages. The right choice ultimately depends on your specific preferences, budget, and long-term vision for your pool area. At Bloomin Deserts Landscaping and Pools, we specialize in installing high-end fiberglass composite pools in the Northern Territory that combine style, durability, and low maintenance.

For a consultation or to explore our range of stunning fiberglass composite pool options, contact us today. Let's turn your dream pool into a reality!

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