Fibreglass Swimming Pools 101
Mar 2, 2023

Types of Fibreglass Swimming Pools

Fibreglass swimming pools come in a range of different sizes, shapes, and types. Finding the right swimming pool for you is the first major choice you will have to make on your journey to pool ownership.

General Purpose/Family Pools

General purpose pools are the ideal solution for most families and households who want a swimming pool for fun, relaxing, entertaining, and exercise. They are the most traditional form factor in the range of choices available.

Plunge Pools

Plunge pools are small, deep pools perfect for those that are limited on space, but still want to enjoy a swimming pool in their own backyard. These pools aren’t well suited for swimming laps, being better used for relaxation, entertaining, and play.

Lap Pools

Lap pools are perfect for those who want to use their swimming pool primarily for exercise e.g. swimming laps. They are characterised by a long and narrow shape, minimising their physical footprint while offering plenty of space for swimming.


Not everybody wants to use their swimming pool for exercise-based swimming. Sometimes, a spa is a perfect solution for a backyard, as they are much better suited to relaxing in a spa-type experience with friends and family.

Choosing the Right Pool Builder

Selecting the right pool builder is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. The pool supplier and builder you choose for your swimming pool will have a big impact on the cost, timeframe, and installation experience you have.


Swimming pools come in a number of different construction types depending on how long you want them to last, how big your budget is, or if you have any specific design requirements. The pool builder you select should specialise in the type of pool you are looking for to get the best quality and installation expertise.

Qualified and Insured

Check your pool builder is fully qualified and licenced to ensure they will provide an installation experience that is up to the standards you expect. You can also find out if your pool builder is registered with relevant industry bodies (e.g. the Master Builders Association and SPASA). Verify they are fully insured as well to cover yourself in the case of accidents or mishaps.


The location of the pool builder will have a significant impact on the experience you have. The key here is local. A highly regarded pool builder based hundreds of miles away is going to be much more expensive, and you’ll likely face a slower installation experience due to transport problems, than if you had gone with somebody more local.


Whatever the budget you have available to purchase your new fibreglass swimming pool, cost analysis and comparison should be a factor when selecting your pool builder. Contact a number of pool builders to get some quotes before making your final choice.

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