Visual Proof that Fiberglass Pools are Stronger than Concrete
Although this photo might confuse you at first, it's showing a fiberglass display pool at our headquarters here in Warsaw, VA, after some serious wind gusts that have been plaguing the state over the last couple of days. What normally is a pool shell on its side with the trailer as its base, mother nature decided to blow it over with some serious force behind it, causing the shell to slam to the ground.
Even better though, the shell was unharmed. Its flexibility and tensile strength, as always, saved the day.
It's this same flexibility that allows fiberglass pools to do so well in shrink-swell soil and other types of ground that often vibrate, shift, or move.
So is a fiberglass pool truly stronger than concrete?
There's no doubt that each one has their own set of pros and cons, which you can read thoroughly in this article comparing the three pool types, but on this day, fiberglass is the winner. ;-)