Sun Fiberglass Pools - Buyer's Guide

Pet's Love Sun Pools

posted by Sun Fiberglass Pools @ 7:58pm, Tuesday 22 June 2010.

Sun Pools are fun for pets too !!!

The backyard pool can be a great place for the family to relax and spend some quality time that includes our four legged friends. Some breeds of dogs can’t resist the water and it will be a chore to keep the dogs out of the pool. The Sun Fiberglass Pools are very pet friendly the surface is hard and solid so the claws won’t scratch the surface, the built in steps make getting out of the pool easy, and the lower chemical use of the fiberglass pool won’t effect the pet’s skin. In some types of pools the pets can be a problem especially the vinyl liner pools as the claws can quickly cut the pool’s liner

Things to consider for pets using the pool

1.) Make sure to swim with the pet and teach them where the steps are located to get out of the pool.

2.) Monitor the water balance more frequently . Keeping the water in balance will keep the pool clean and prevent your pet from having issues with their coat.

3.) Keep the pool’s strainer baskets clean the surface skimmer and the pump strainer basket inside the front of pool circulation pump regularly.

4.) Stay away from Sand filters and DE filters. The reason for this is when the filters are cycled or back washed the pet dander (hair ) will be trapped inside the filter causing the filter to short cycle and will require to service more frequently. The cartridge filters are recommended for as when they are hosed off the hair will be removed each time.

5.) Just like the kids don’t let your pets use the pool without supervision.

The family pet will love the pool like the rest of the family. It will take a little extra effort to keep the water clean but paying attention along with way will make the pool enjoyable for everyone.

comments (35)

How to build Value in your project

posted by Sun Fiberglass Pools @ 1:01pm, Tuesday 2 March 2010.

When you are deciding on the backyard resort it is important to have a check list of what your family expects in the finished project. Whether playing a game of volleyball, or relaxing on a raft, to how do you handle the “pool party” be part of the project planning. The overall pool area needs to be considered the size of the decking , landscaping outdoor kitchen or bath, hot tub, fire pit or spa.

One of the considerations is also what will have the most value in the options and selections for a pool, are the decorative deck designs and the look important, is the pool for form or function so to speak. The basic value added options would be as follows,

Heating the pool- A pool heater is a great way to add value to your swimming pool investment. The typical pool heater will extend the swimming season for the pool and offer an affordable way to enjoy the warm tropical feeling waters.

Custom Touches- In the real estate markets the value is area, the housing industry is based on square footage the concrete decking for the pool deck adds value to the property. A common mistake most families make is to under think the decking area for the pool, the typical basic 3’ of concrete doesn’t work around the pool. The typical installation plans we offer on the web-site is a recommend minimum for the pool area. We realize that some sites that area is not possible and should be adjusted for the situation. The pool decking is never enough for a pool party or lounging around the deck for the sun spot.

Pool enclosures- A pool enclosure is normally required for a backyard pool, these enclosure include fences, aluminum screen enclosures, glass rooms, automatic pool covers, safety covers etc. A great looking fence along with landscaping will make or break the bang for the buck factor. The aluminum fences are a very attractive option the fence panels are simple to install and offer a variety of styles and shapes. A lot of customers use the aluminum fence panels with brick columns on the corners . A fence is required to have a self closing latch.

Eco-Package System- The ECO package system is a simple cost effective way to save on the pool operation. The system requires twice a year maintenance, uses less 25% power, and saves valuable source water for servicing as no backwashing system or using water to clean cartridges. This system will save the entire volume of your pool water in source water in just 3 seasons on average, compared with a typical sand filter.


When researching options for a new fiberglass swimming pool the customers need to look for how do I find the best Value for my new swimming pool. The best price is never the best value as the “Get What You Pay for” holds true, but how do we get the best bang for the buck. The up charge for the various colors is significant on the overall cost of the pool shells. A standard white pool shell with inlayed marker tiles on the steps and seats will look great be comfortable for the family , and save an average of $1,000.00 on the cost of the pool itself. These markers really give the pool the built in look ,with the addition of a multicolored LED underwater light the colors come alive when the sun goes down ,adding more ‘Bang for the Buck” These two affordable options the inlayed step and seat marker tiles and the LED underwater light add the value to the project.


There are a lot of choices to be considered when looking at a swimming pool project, remember a lot of the technical options like salt systems, pool heaters, automation controls can be installed after market. The pool features like underwater lights, inlayed tiles have to be purchased at time of construction but deck upgrades, outdoor amenities can be added a long the way. The pool is no different than the family home, the backyard space can be upgraded like the other features of your home. We find that our customers can build a larger pool and deck area by adding those decorative touches a few each season.

comments (34)

Warranty Fine Print

posted by Sun Fiberglass Pools @ 1:12am, Saturday 27 February 2010.

Warranty Fine Print


Sun Fiberglass is celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2010, the industry has come along way since 1995 advancements in raw materials, process equipment, have provided our ability to offer our customer’s the best one piece fiberglass pool on the market today. The industry has seen a lot of start-ups and newcomers to the United States markets offering unreasonable warranties for the swimming pools all backed up by  companies under different names or LLC’s what we call the name game sell the pools under one name and issues the customer warranty under another entity name . These companies offer un-reasonable limited warranties for just in terms of marketing and the fine print will tell the real story. One of the companies has language in the warranty “ XXX warranties the composite pool against discoloration, staining, excessive fading, blistering and surface yellowing due to defects in workmanship and materials for 10 years from the date of manufacture on the condition that over time with exposure to climatic and chemical conditions (How well you take care of the pool) reasonable and gradual surface degradation may occur. What does the really mean, in the legal world the terms “Excessive” and “Reasonable” have very broad meanings and are tuff to interrupt one way or the other. Others exclude every possible problem you could have with the surface, some require the different deck styles or tile work.


The swimming pool industry has a policy of not covering water related damage to the swimming pool, systems etc for improper water balance. The industry has improved the quality of the products but the owners need to read follow and understand the products warranty coverage and product operation. The fiberglass pool shell warranty requires registration within a specified timeframe from delivery to register the delivery of the swimming pool to the owner . Sun Fiberglass provides an installation manual, operation manual, and warranty package with each swimming pool shell.

The Sun Fiberglass Products shell warranty covers the one piece fiberglass composite pool for defects in craftsmanship for as long as the original owners operates the pool. The warranty covers the pool surface for 3 years and the structure of the pool for a lifetime. The terms and conditions are outlined in our Customer Warranty and does require registration by the pool owner. We offer a one time transfer to new pool owners provided they re-register the warranty. Other companies play games with the warranties pro-rating them, not covering repairs or service completely , or a shopping list of fine print. Contact us for a copy of the Sun Fiberglass Warranty

Sun Fiberglass builds a great product, we have enjoyed a very low percentage of warranty related requests and the majority of those can be from installation and handling. Sun Fiberglass provides on-line service requests for water and operation related questions.


One other note the larger companies have grossly overproduced their products and have been offering significant discounts on aged inventory. The surface warranties are based on date on manufacture not date of delivery. If you read the marketing materials the warranty will state that ,so if the pool was made in 2007 or 2008 the actual coverage provided is not what the sales material stated. The buyers should be aware of what warranty coverage is available for the discounted pool that is being offered so they don’t have any surprises after the installation of the pool.

comments (63)