Fiberglass pools are great innovations that provide homeowners an alternative to building a traditional cemented and tiled pool in their yards. Fiberglass pools are durable and easy to assemble. Plus, since the surfaces is smooth and resilient, algae will have a tough time adhering to it thus, making it easy to maintain an acceptable PH level not to mention an easier time to clean the pool. Now, once you purchase the pool, whether you did it online or through a local manufacturer, fiberglass pools can be easily shipped since all its parts can be stacked together. Nevertheless, if you are not familiar with the process, here are some facts about purchasing it and having it shipped.
Inquire with various pool companies and manufacturers. Alright, before going ahead and purchasing your very own brand new fiberglass pool, it is highly recommended to shop for various suppliers, stores, or manufacturers first in order to get a good deal on it. Although you can probably find several stores in your area that can supply and deliver the fiberglass pool to your home, the Internet is a great resource to check out. There are literally hundreds of websites out there selling fiberglass pools complete with shipping and sometimes, they may even offer free installation. Furthermore, shipping normally costs a lot depending where you are residing in so make sure to shop around to get the best deal.
Inquire about the delivery costs. Most people, when purchasing something that needs to be delivered, normally forget to inquire about the shipping and delivery costs. For something as big as a fiberglass pool, the delivery will never be free. In fact, I dare you to find a supplier or manufacturer that will deliver it for free. In any case, sometimes, it is more cost-effective to go with a local supplier since the delivery cost may range from $150 to $500 only depending on the distance. The farther out you are ordering the pool from will mean a substantial delivery cost increase.
Prepare your house for the delivery. Alright, so you have purchased your very own fiberglass pool. Most manufacturers or supplier may require you to have certain equipment at your home for unloading the pool or at least its parts. You may need a backhoe or a crane depending on the specifications of the supplier. If you do not have this, you may want to ask the contractor you hired to install the pool to help you out by lending you the equipment. If your purchase comes with free installation, then the supplier may bring in their own equipment to unload the pool.
Before having the fiberglass pool delivered, make sure to check with the supplier for added equipment or tools from your side to allow you to unload the pool properly. If you are planning to install the pool yourself, then you may want to get some tips and tricks from the supplier so that you don’t make a mistake. However, hiring a contractor or getting the supplier to install it for you is probably the better choice.