Facts: Why Choose Fiberglass for Your Future Pool

As you begin to explore options for your future inground swimming pool, there are three common types of installations: Concrete/Gunite, Vinyl Liner, and Fiberglass. All three have different pros and cons that might make one better for your specific needs, however in nearly all cases you'll find that the unique aspects of fiberglass make it the most versatile, longest lasting, and highest quality pool available.

Maintenance

Fiberglass pools are by far the easiest pools to maintain. Why? The top surface of a fiberglass pool, the gelcoat, is virtually non-porous which means that it's very difficult for dirt, algae, and other contaminants to take hold in the pool surface. In comparison, concrete pool is full of nooks and crannies for algae to grab onto. Weekly brushing is required to prevent algae buildup and to keep the plaster or pebble surface free of calcium that collects on the tile line.

In addition, chemical usage in concrete pools is much higher because of the need to penetrate the pool surface to kill algae. Concrete pools require daily doses of muriatic acid to lower the pH of the water. This is because concrete is alkaline based and constantly increases the pH of pool water. Fiberglass pools, on the other hand, are inert and do not effect water chemistry in any way. Fiberglass pool owners typically spend 75% less money maintaining their pools. 

 

Installation

Fiberglass pool shells come delivered in a single piece, and are installed by a crane. A typical installation time is 2-3 days including excavation and plumbing. Compare that to 2-3 weeks for a liner pool, and several months for a concrete pool. Fiberglass gets you swimming sooner!

 

 

Durability and Longevity

Fiberglass pools don't use a vinyl liner, so there are no costly liner replacements over the life of the pool. The surface of a San Juan Fiberglass Pool uses 100% hand laid fiberglass sheets. Using a sturdy combination of hand-laid fiberglass sheets, Woven Roving and Vinyl Esther Resin – they produce the strongest fiberglass pool shell on the market! Vinyl liners can be $4k-$6k to replace, and tears and punctures can happen from dogs getting in the pool, tree branches, patio furniture blown into the pool, etc.

 

Cost to Own

Check out this graphic which outlines average costs of ownership of various types of pools over a 10-year period:

 

Fiberglass swimming pools are great for those who:

  • Have a budget of $35k and up
  • Can find a fiberglass swimming pool design that meets their needs
  • Want low maintenance
  • Want a pool that doesn't cost a fortune in the long run
  • Want a quick and relatively pain-free installation

Text or call our San Juan Fiberglass Pool specialists today at (315) 291-8800 to get a quote! Installation still available for Summer 2021!


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Get ready CNY for the heat this year

It may still seem like the dead of winter ❄️, but before you know it it’ll be time to open up the pool again, or begin considering what kind of pool you might like to install. Don’t believe the myth that you can only swim 3 months out of the year in Central New York. Coronavirus is still lurking around the corners, putting a kibosh on the vacations and travel. So instead of travel to the backyard to you own personal oasis 🏝. Consider a Radiant Pool, available in above ground and in-ground models. It will not only extend your swimming season, but also save you a lot of money on your pool bill.

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1. Radiant Pools are the only swimming pools made of an R-10 structural insulated panel. This creates a pool wall that will not rust or crack, is resistant to corrosion and oxidation, and forms a safe structure that will last forever. These pools are guaranteed to handle the harsh elements of CNY weather.

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2. Radiant Pools are also the only pools on the market that are considered environmentally friendly as well as energy efficient. All Radiant Pools are constructed with Expanded Polystyrene and aluminum, which contain no damaging chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Radiant Pools is the only pool manufacturer recognized as an Energy Star Buildings Partner. The company is dedicated to environmentally friendly innovation.

3. Energy efficiency is important because of its effect on the environment, AND the effect on your wallet.  The insulated walls of Radiant Pools are resistant to heat loss, even after the sun goes down . The wall structure also helps the pool heat up faster, allowing your pool to remain 8-10 °F warmer. On average, you can save up to 25% on pool heating costs. Plus, you’ll enjoy your pool for up to two months longer every year.

4. Once you decide to purchase a Radiant Pool it will only be a short time before you can begin planning your first pool party! Due to its lightweight structure, the installation process is much faster than other style pools. Also, Radiant Pools has a 100% lifetime warranty. We have all the details.

Purchase a pool that fits your climate. Enjoy almost 6 months of swimming in your Radiant Pool! For more information visit http://www.tarsonpools.com/ or give us a call at (315) 291-8800.


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Keep that pool looking stellar this summer

Having a pool is a wonderful amenity and a great way to have fun all summer long. This summer spend less time worrying about water quality and clarity and more time splashing in the sun.

Here are 8 ways to take care of your pool water this summer:

  1. Take advantage of our FREE water testing. It doesn’t matter where you purchased your pool, Tarson will test your water free. It’s important to maintain a proper chemical balance.
  2. If you own a Salt Water Pool, keep a supply of BioGuard SaltScapes on hand. There are 6 different products that help to keep your salt water ready for summer time fun:
    1. SunShield Stabilizer helps to shield against the sun which in turn minimizes cell run time.
    2. pH Reducer which corrects high pH levels.
    3. Scale Defender and Cell cleaner keep the cell generator free of scale.
    4. Chlorine –Free Shock Oxidizer eliminates contaminants.
    5. Balance Test Strips will help to ensure that you have proper water balance for swimmer comfort, equipment protection and sanitizer efficiency.
    6. Salt Level Test Strips help to ensure correct salt levels in your pool.
  3. AlgaeFree BioGuard chemicals Tarson Pools BioGuard Freshen Up is a water purifier that will destroy unwanted contaminants that cause your water to be dull, lifeless and sometimes stinky.     After 15 minutes you will be swimming again!
  4. BioGuard Goodbye DRY! Can be used in both salt water and chlorine pools. This product helps to soften the feel of your water, so you can enjoy silky feeling water as well as making your hair tangle-free and your skin softer and itch free.
  5. BioGuard Tonic will remove phosphates and at least 10 other unwanted contaminants including skin oils, rain pollution, dirt, pet dander, pollen, grease, dust, lotions and hair care products.
  6. BioGuard Silk Tabs and Silk Sticks contain a revolutionary technology called SilkGuard that helps to protect against corrosion and staining while making your pool water soft and smooth.
  7. Use the Angry Egg Pool Treatment after a water changing event such as a severe rainstorm or big pool party. It works in both above ground and in ground pools and with all pool sanitization programs including chlorine and salt.
  8. Dolphin M3 Automatic Cleaner is a light weight and easy to use cleaner with a timer so you can set it to clean when you need it too. It scrubs and vacuums and filters all pool surfaces in just 3 hours.

Stop in to your neighborhood Tarson Pools location for expert advice on pool clarity and quality and to find out which product is right for you and your pool. Call us today if we can help with any questions in regards to your pool or spa or to meet with a sales representative text or call (315) 291-8800


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American made aboveground pools: Radiant Metric Round

You may feel that now is not the time to be thinking about pools in Upstate NY with the cold temperatures, but now is the perfect time to start doing your research. In this entry of our “American-Made Above Ground Pools” blog entry we will be giving you information about Radiant Above Ground Metric Round Pools.

In our March 2014 blog entry, “Choosing Your Pool: Radiant Pool Edition” we introduced you to all the unique qualities of the Radiant In-Ground Pool and why it is a perfect fit for this area. These same qualities are true for the Above Ground Metric Series, such as:

BUILT TO LAST

What sets this pool apart from the rest is in its design. Radiant Pools use the same technology used in the construction of aircraft, which makes the pool walls stronger than steel, polymer and even concrete. You never have to worry about the sustainability of your Radiant Pool because the walls will never rust, warp or crack.

CUSTIOMIZABLE  

The Metric Round Above Ground Radiant Pools come with 7 dimension choices, starting at 16’ and going up to 33’. With the superior wall construction of the Radiant Pool it can be installed aboveground, semi-inground, on a slope or into a hill. The Radiant Metric Series Pool fits any backyard and any budget.

 

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You can also add on accessories:

FENCE AND GATE KIT: Add an extra layer of security to your pool with the fence and gate kit. The kit comes with a custom fence mounting clip with an easy slide-and-bolt assembly that creates a clean, finished look. Nothing hangs over the top, no brackets bolted to the side of the pool. The kit includes fence sections, custom fence mounting clips, gate, and all hardware.

RADIANT INSIDE STEP:  In the past, when you thought of above ground pools, you would picture a ladder as your only means of entry into the pool. Radiant Pools offers an inside step that allows you to walk into the pool, just like in their in-ground pools. Making it more accessible for all members of your family and friend

CUSTOM WINTER COVER: Winters can be very harsh and damaging on above ground pools, but with a winter cover designed exclusively to fit into the coping of Radiant Metric Pools you can be put at ease that your pool will weather the winter. The coping, made of PVC, covers the edge of the pool wall and has an inside track to hold the pool liner in place and an outer track to hold the Metric Custom Winter Cover in place.

Available for both standard 2” and premium 4” coping, the custom fit provides perfect coverage for winterizing your Metric Pool. The custom cover is made with ArmorKote™ technology with a triple laminated no-rip polyethylene weave. The perimeter has a triple edge reinforced binding and it is lightweight for easy installation, removal and storage.

SWIM LONGER

The built-to-last insulated wall panels help your pool water heat up faster and keep it warmer longer. This means you can start your swimming season earlier and swim later. The average Radiant Pool extends your swim season by 2 months! With the superior heat retention properties of a Radiant Pool, you can swim during the entire swimming season without the need of a heater saving $1000’s on heating costs.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

A Radiant Pool is an investment that you can feel good about because it helps to lessen your footprint. The materials used to construct Radiant Pools are ozone friendly and 100% recyclable. They are the only energy efficient, an Energy Star™ Partner since 2006, and environmentally smart pools on the market.

WARANTY

The Metric Series warranty includes protection from winter damage! Snow and ice buildup can destroy a traditional aboveground pool. The incredibly strong Radiant pool wall minimizes this potential harm.

Radiant Pools are 100% made in the USA and come with a 100% lifetime warranty that can be transferred to new owners if you should ever sell your home. Also, if your purchase is financed through a home equity loan, your interest is considered tax deductible. 

If you would like more information on purchasing one of these Above Ground 100% American Made pools, would like to layaway your pool and receive early installation dates or have questions regarding a pool that you own please give us a call today at (315) 291-8800, or stop into our North Syracuse or East Syracuse location and we would be glad to help.