Of the various pool types available to homeowners, fibreglass pools are some of the most desirable pools to own. Fibreglass pools are premade by manufacturers, only requiring that the pool structure be fitted over a dug-out spot in the yard or some other similar space. While quick and worry-free to install, fibreglass pools are almost exclusively only for in-ground installations.
The fibreglass material used for pools is an incredibly flexible and sturdy substance. A seemingly thin fibreglass shell can capably hold water while retaining its general shape. Indeed, thanks to fibreglass’ flexibility, the shell sets easily into the ground it is installed on, and conforms to the dug-out portion over time for a seamless in-ground look. This is precisely why fibreglass pools are often in-ground installations, instead of above ground; they need stable earth to support their shape.
A fibreglass pool made for an above-ground setup might end up with a cracked shell without the necessary support cradling the entire shape. While it is possible to install a fibreglass pool for an above-ground by constructing buttresses around it and bracing the structure, such preparations take a lot more time to accomplish versus simply installing a pool into a pit. Thus, for convenience’s sake, homeowners should always opt for an in-ground setup if they are considering a fibreglass pool shell.