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What Marvel Pools are about.

Here at Marvel Pools, we are proud to present to you our personal service, with the highest quality construction materials, competitive pricing and above all, unbeatable value.
All the makings of a successful business.

We care about each and every one of our clients because we believe that everybody should get their dream concrete or fibreglass pool. We carefully listen to your wants and needs to create the perfect pool for your home. Your designer, John Forrest has received many awards due to his outstanding displays including, winning a gold, silver and bronze metal three consecutive years at the flower and garden show in Melbourne, several SPASA awards and a gold medal award at the RACQ home show in Melbourne, all of these awards prove that your designer has extensive knowledge of landscape design and is exquisite at his job! He knows how to help you.

Marvel pools are here to deliver you the whole package: A site inspection, 2D design followed by a 3D design on quote approval. Furthermore, we work to make each stage as transparent as possible so you can watch the process from start to finish.
You are just one click away from creating the pool of your dreams and finally bringing it to life.
So what are you waiting for?

What Marvel Pools can do, for you.

Our Services

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Medium Pool Areas

Marvel Pools specialises in small-medium area design, therefore we can transform your outdoor area into a family-friendly entertaining paradise.

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Large Pool Areas

Marvel Pools also specialises in large-area design, we can transform your outdoor area into a luxury family-friendly entertaining paradise.

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Out Of Ground Pool Areas

Marvel Pools further specialises in out of ground pool design, structural specialising in the hillside and sloping blocks.

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What we’ve done before.

Our Latest Project

This project has been a long time coming, and finally, we’re very excited to share the end results.

Should you choose a Fiberglass or Concrete Swimming Pool?

Having a swimming pool opens up a world of fun opportunities for homeowners. For starters, everyone loves a dip, and having your own pool gives you and your family the opportunity to enjoy a swim whenever you like. Furthermore, you can even use your pool to host fun outdoor parties as the weather heats up. If you have decided to have a swimming pool installed at your home, you will have to choose between fibreglass and concrete; two of the most common pool building materials.

While they may appear similar to an inexperienced eye, fibreglass and concrete pools are quite different from each other. When it comes to pool building, use, and maintenance, each of these materials has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. As such, it is important that you understand the main differences between these two options before making a final decision. To help you identify the best fit, here’s a detailed breakdown of the main differences between fibreglass and concrete swimming pools.

Overview Of Fiberglass Swimming Pools

Basically made out of a manufactured fibreglass shell, these pools can be installed above ground or in-ground in your home’s backyard. When choosing your fibreglass pool you will have a variety of options to consider given the variety of styles and colours on offer. This makes the work of creating your dream backyard much easier. Other advantages of fibreglass pools include improved heat retention, straightforward installation, and minimal maintenance requirements.

On the flip side, fibreglass pools are also associated with a number of drawbacks; with the main one being fewer options when it comes to size and shape. The main reason behind this drawback is the fact that these pools need to be packed onto a truck and delivered to the installation site, from the manufacturer or warehouse.

Overview Of Concrete Swimming Pools

Next up are concrete pools. Built on-site using concrete, these pools give owners the opportunity to customise every design element. In a nutshell, concrete pools can be made to match your specific size requirements, look and feel – given the numerous finishes available.

Even with the above-mentioned advantages, concrete pools also have some notable drawbacks. To begin with, these pools don’t retain heat as well as their fibreglass rivals. Furthermore, the installation of concrete pools is more demanding and time-consuming.

Main Differences Between Fiberglass And Concrete Pools

Now that you have a brief idea of what both fibreglass and concrete pools are, read on for more detailed information on their main differences.

Design And Appearance

It’s normal to want a pool that complements and enhances the look and feel of your property. It is worth mentioning that fibreglass and concrete swimming pools can be a beautiful addition to any property, provided that they are accompanied by the most suitable decking and landscaping features.

Even with the above in mind, concrete pools are known to be more customisable. Homeowners have a wide selection of pool designs, shapes, and sizes to choose from if they go with the concrete option. Furthermore, with concrete pools, homeowners can also choose their preferred pool texture and colour from a longer list of options.

As previously mentioned, fibreglass pools are prefabricated; and as such, come in a limited number of designs and shapes. Since they must be transported on trucks to the installation site, these pools are also limited in terms of size.

In conclusion, if you want a pool that can match all of your unique design requirements and preferences to a tee, you are better off choosing a concrete variant.

Costs

Cost is one of the main distinguishing factors between concrete and fibreglass pools. These costs can be divided into two, installation and overall maintenance costs.

While the installation costs of both options are almost the same, concrete pools generally cost a bit more than their above-ground fibreglass counterparts. This is mainly due to the fact that the installation of concrete pools is more demanding, requiring more work; and as such, taking longer to complete and costing more.

Concrete and fibreglass pools also differ in terms of the maintenance costs involved over the pool’s lifetime. Fibreglass pools cost less to maintain than concrete variants. The main reason behind this is that concrete pools are more susceptible to algae growth; requiring regular and costly chemical treatments. Fibreglass pools on the other hand are more resistant to algae growth; hence cheaper to maintain. However, since these maintenance/ownership costs are spread over decades, their significance in your final decision is somewhat diminished.

Installation

The installation of concrete and fibreglass pools follows different processes. In general, fibreglass pools require a simpler and shorter installation process. Since these pools are supplied in the form of a prebuilt cast, the installation process only involves the digging of a hole, placement of the cast, and connection of the necessary plumbing. To finalize the process, landscaping work is conducted. All in all, it normally takes a few days to complete the installation of a fibreglass pool.

On the other hand, the installation of concrete pools requires more work and time. In fact, these pools are built from scratch, on-site. The process of installing a concrete pool involves extensive excavation work, installation of the metal lattice framework, and spraying of several layers of concrete that must be allowed to be set over a few weeks. After all that is completed, the plumbing is connected and finishing touches are made. In its entirety, the process of installing a concrete pool can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months!

It is also worth mentioning the fact that concrete pools can be installed on both flat and sloped areas/yards, while the fibreglass variety is mainly suited to installation on flat surfaces.

Durability

When it comes to durability, both fibreglass and concrete pools will serve owners for many years to come without too much fuss. However, there are a few differentiating factors to keep in mind when choosing between the two.

In the case of fibreglass, the material is known to stand up well to everyday wear and tear over the long term in comparison to concrete. However, it is still more susceptible to cracks and damage due to ground movement and shifting of soil. The likelihood of damage to fibreglass pools increases significantly when the pool is drained of water.

On the other hand, concrete pools are known to require significant renovations at some point during their useful life. This helps maximize the pool’s durability by addressing signs of everyday wear and tear.

Overall, both concrete and fibreglass pools can serve you for years provided that they are properly maintained throughout their useful life.

Summary

From the above, it is clear to see that fibreglass and concrete pools are not the same. However, even with the above differences in mind, it is still hard to point out which option is better than the other. In fact, the most suitable choice often boils down to the owner’s personal preference, in most cases.

All in all, there is no right or wrong choice between fibreglass and concrete pools. As such, the best way to ensure that you get the best value for your money, and pool ownership experience, is by choosing the right pool installer. An experienced, reliable and trustworthy installer will be able to guide you through the available options and help you choose something that matches your exact needs and preferences. Furthermore, such a service provider will not only be able to quote the most reasonable pool installation cost but will also have the necessary expertise and experience required to conduct a flawless swimming pool installation job.

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