Winter is no longer coming. Winter is here.
No, this isn’t a post about Game of Thrones. This is a post about your fiberglass pool.
It’s not uncommon for people to wonder if their fiberglass pool is strong enough to withstand the extremes of a Connecticut winter. The cold and snow can be tough on anything outdoors – it makes sense you’d wonder about the affects on your pool, too.
We think you’ll like the answer: Yes, your fiberglass pool CAN withstand winter. Quite easily, in fact.
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? Just look to Canada.
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. While Connecticut winters can be harsh, they’re nothing like what our neighbors to the north endure.
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 Viking fiberglass pools come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles; and can be customized with fountains, spillways, tanning ledges and more – plus limited lifetime warranties. Call or come by today to learn more!