Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the most popular reasons to install a pool?
Some reasons include aesthetics, recreation, entertainment, physical fitness, and improving the overall quality of life.
Are there any risks when installing a pool?
Your pool should be installed by a properly trained builder who has references of other jobs. In addition, you should make sure prior to the installation, that the pool is placed in the proper location to take advantage of the sun and view from your home. Something that some people do not consider when deciding to put a pool in their backyard is the impact that the pool will have on your life – your backyard could become the gathering spot in the neighborhood.
Do fiberglass pools pop out of the ground?
As long as your fiberglass pool remains full of water it will NEVER pop out of the ground.
Are concrete pools stronger than fiberglass pools?
No, fiberglass pools are 17 times stronger and more flexible than concrete or gunite.
Are fiberglass pools easy to maintain?
Yes, Viking Pools are virtually maintenance free. On average, a homeowner can save up to $225.00 per month on their Viking Pool maintenance versus other types of pools. In-floor cleaning systems can also be installed to make cleaning even more manageable.
What are the advantages of fiberglass pools having a smooth surface?
One advantage is that algae will grow on porous surfaces like that of a concrete pool. The non-porous surface of a fiberglass pool will not scrap your skin or tear your swim suites as a concrete pool would.
Can salt water be used in a fiberglass pool?
Absolutely! Salt water swimming pools have become increasingly popular. Jandy offers a salt chlorinator system that we recommend.
Will installing a pool increase my homes value?
Swimming pools make the home more attractive to the buyer and can increase the value of your home/property.
How long does a Viking Pool last?
Viking Pools come with a lifetime warranty.
If a repair is needed will it be hard to work on?
Fiberglass pools can be repaired easily and the repairs are just as strong as the original. Also most repairs are of a cosmetic and not of a structural nature. These repairs can often be performed under water.
Can I move my fiberglass pool to another location?
When you move, your pool can go with you.
Is it true that fiberglass pool have limited design options?
Viking manufacturers over 65 different pool designs. We can modify lengths, widths, steps and benches when needed for an additional charge, talk to your local dealer for details.
Are there many pool colors to choose from?
Viking Pools offers a white and blue standard gel-coat and four different Crystite® finishes.
Does a fiberglass pool have customizable options?
Viking Pools has more exclusive options than any other manufacturer. Options include vanishing edges, fiber optic and LED lighting, cascades, perimeter tile, tiled floors, steps, seats and skimmers, inlayed mosaics, inlayed tile on steps and seats, in-floor cleaning systems, modular units, and aromatherapy.
Is the vanishing edge limited on only a few pool designs?
One of the things that make Viking unique is that we can offer a negative (vanishing) edge option on each of our pool designs.
How deep does the pool need to be to have a jump board?
The pool must be at least 7 1/2 feet deep, the length must be approximately 28 feet, and the width needs to be at least 15 feet.
If I wanted to make changes to my existing fiberglass pool would that be easy to do?
One of the easiest facelifts that a homeowner can do is to replace the perimeter tile. This can easily be done by a trained professional.
Are fiberglass pools environmentally friendly?
Yes, not only does a Viking pool use less chemicals and energy; they also never need to be re-plastered nor does it have a liner to replace resulting in less waste in our landfills.
How do I resurface my fiberglass pool?
Resurfacing a fiberglass shell can be a daunting task and should only be handled by professionals. There are many phases of the project that could go wrong. There are two materials that are best suited for this process:

(a) epoxy paint
(b) a polyethylene coating

Epoxy paints - there are many epoxy paints formulated for the resurfacing of swimming pools. Much information can be found on the Internet. It is vital to follow all preparation instructions and allow for ample curing/drying time prior to refilling the pool. This material can be successfully applied and will typically yield 3-7 years of service before it is necessary to paint the shell again.

Polyethylene coating - more info on this product can be found at this website:
How often should chemicals be tested?
1) Chlorine residual – Every day, if no marked change every other day or twice per week.
2) pH level – Every day, if no marked change every other day or twice per week.
3) Total alkalinity – Every four to six weeks.
4) Calcium hardness – Every two to three months.
5) Metal content – Every two to three months.
6) Cyanuric acid, total dissolved solids – Every six months.

The pool water should be tested for chlorine residual, pH level, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, copper and iron after each rain of consequence or upon addition of more than eight inches of fresh water.

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