The Lightweight Alternative to Precast Concrete Pools

If you are thinking about a precast concrete pool, you really need to read this! Introducing The Little Pool Co.: Ready-made freestanding fiberglass pools

Traditional Concrete Pools

Traditionally, concrete pools were made on site. The formation of a concrete pool shell involves the application of either gunite or shotcrete. Gunite is a dry mixture combined with water in the sprayer, while shotcrete is pre-wetted. Once the concrete is sprayed, it undergoes a gradual transformation to attain its maximum strength. It doesn’t simply dry; rather, it undergoes a curing process, which is a prolonged period of hardening and strengthening. For a pool shell, this curing phase typically spans around 28 days. The initiation of a concrete pool involves a protracted and intricate procedure. It’s crucial to bear in mind that the curing process alone spans nearly a month, and there are additional elements involved in the construction beyond that. The installation of concrete pools typically demanded a more extended timeframe of 3-6 months.

Precast Concrete Pools

Unlike traditional concrete pools, precast concrete pools are factory-made (manufactured) using a process that involves casting the pool components in a controlled environment away from the actual site. The mold is prepared for casting, and the mixed concrete is poured into the mold. Once the concrete has cured adequately, the precast pool structure is carefully demolded. The surface may be finished to achieve the desired texture. Plumbing, electrical work, and any additional features like steps, benches, or ledges are integrated and the pool’s interior finish, such as plaster or tile, is applied. The precasting method offers advantages such as controlled manufacturing conditions, reduced on-site construction time, and consistent quality. Precast concrete pools are very heavy, hence the rising popularity of their smallest version – the precast concrete plunge pool.

Little Pools: Ready-Made Freestanding Fiberglass Pools

The newest advancement from Compass Pools Australia, a prominent fiberglass pool manufacturer that pioneered much of the technology in modern fiberglass pools, is The Little Pool Co. pool This innovative line utilizes a robust ceramic core and features attractive Bi-Luminite colors. Our pre-assembled fiberglass pools include all the necessary components to effortlessly craft a captivating backyard retreat, eliminating the need for strenuous labor. When considering alternatives to precast concrete plunge pools, take these factors into careful consideration.

Little Pools vs. Precast Concrete Plunge Pools

Modular plunge pools made from pre-cast concrete or converted shipping containers have become very popular in recent years. We have created a far better alternative. Your luxury backyard deserves a pool from The Little Pool Co. When you think about alternatives to precast concrete plunge pools, think about these factors.
Little Pools Pool Weight

POOL WEIGHT

A concrete pool measuring 20 feet can have a weight of up to 25,000 lbs. In contrast, a fully equipped 20 ft Little Pool weighs less than 3,000 lbs! This significant difference in weight translates to substantial savings in shipping and installation costs. Opting for one of our fiberglass pools instead of a precast concrete pool can result in savings amounting to thousands of dollars during the installation process. Our patented structural support system, crafted with GRP technology, ensures that our pools are ultra-light and easily maneuverable, even in challenging or restricted locations.
Little Pools Comparing Pool Quality

QUALITY

Concrete has been a dependable and widely-used material in pool construction for many years. When comparing a fiberglass pool to a precast concrete pool, The Little Pool stands out as a product of modern resin materials and state-of-the-art technology. Our innovative pool features a patented structural support system crafted with GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) technology. GRP is exceptionally robust, impervious to rust, rot, and resistant to degradation by pests. The use of GRP in our Little Pools ensures a high level of strength and durability, addressing some of the limitations associated with traditional concrete pools.

Little Pools Pool Finish

POOL FINISH

Concrete pools require the addition of a liner or interior finish to transform them into functional pools; otherwise, they essentially function as a concrete tank. Maintenance is a significant aspect as concrete pools typically need refinishing every 10 to 15 years, with spray-on finishes requiring attention a bit sooner. In comparison, high-quality vinyl liners have a lifespan of about 8 to 10 years. In contrast, a Little Pool’s finish is an integral structural component of the pool. This design simplifies maintenance, potentially reduces the need for chemicals, and boasts the advantage of lasting a lifetime. The integrated finish in a Little Pool contributes not only to its aesthetic appeal but also to its long-term durability and ease of care.

Little Pools Extended Pool Warranty

WARRANTY

Most pre-cast concrete pools carry at most a 10 year warranty (unlike shipping container pools with typically a much shorter warranty). A Little Pool has a 10 year warranty on the patented GRP frame, and a 25 year pool shell warranty!
25 Year Warranty on Little Pools

Why Choose Our Self Supported Fiberglass Pools over Precast Concrete Plunge Pools

Here are just three among numerous reasons why opting for a self-supported pool from Little Pools is a superior choice compared to a precast concrete plunge pool for transforming your backyard:

Little Pool Look and Feel

The Look and Feel

You can customize your Little Pool in many aspects. There are various cladding materials available and the fiberglass interior is simply delightful. The pool shell is very strong, it’s resistant to algae building on the walls, you will not need to replace or reline your pool surface. And our pool colors are just stunning.
Little Pool at your site

Little Pool at Your Site

There is minimal site preparation involved in installing your Little Pool. They are also very stable and you won’t be surprised by a sudden movement of your pool. The pool won’t lift as the result of a hydrostatic event nor it will sink as some precast concrete pools might in some circumstances due to them being much heavier.
The Cost Factor of Little Pools

The Cost Factor

Last but not least – the price. Although the price points for our pools and some precast concrete alternatives might seem quite similar, there can be a big difference when it comes to putting the pool into your backyard. Because Little Pools are much lighter, you can save thousands on craning the pool into the position. Another big advantage of Little Pools is that if you are planning to put a deck around your Little Pool, your tradesmen can attach the deck construction directly to the pool, leading to a better result and lower cost.

The Popularity of Freestanding Fiberglass Pools in the U.S.

The increasing availability of high-quality choices, such as our standalone fiberglass pools, is contributing to the growing popularity of freestanding pools, which encompass options like precast concrete pools.

Flexible Installation Options

Quality self-supported fiberglass pools can be installed inground, partially inground or above the ground, which not only makes their installation easier but also less costly.

Market Share of Fiberglass Pools

The market share of fiberglass pools has been steadily growing in the U.S. Yet, fiberglass pool have only 18% share on the U.S. market, whereas it's 60% in Australia (Aqua Magazine).

Freestanding Pool Options

Fiberglass self supported pools are a popular alternative to other pool options such as vinyl liner, shipping container, precast concrete or steel freestanding pools.

Flexible Installation Options

Quality self-supported fiberglass pools can be installed inground, partially inground or above the ground, which not only makes their installation easier but also less costly.

Market Share of Fiberglass Pools

The market share of fiberglass pools has been steadily growing in the U.S. Yet, fiberglass pool have only 18% share on the U.S. market, whereas it's 60% in Australia (Aqua Magazine).

Freestanding Pool Options

Fiberglass self supported pools are a popular alternative to other pool options such as vinyl liner, shipping container, precast concrete or steel freestanding pools.

Interested in a Little Pool?

Please fill out the form and one of our friendly consultants will reach out to discuss your pool project.

Prices starting at $28,627 + shipping

"*" indicates required fields

Marketing consent