Different types of Fiberglass Pool Warranties
Here is what should come with your pool. Warranties, today should be super relevant, so you should make sure you’re covered completely.
There are three types of pool warranties: manufacture’s, equipment, and installation. As you research fiberglass pools, you’ll find that we often refer to one exclusively, or to multiple types of warranties:
Manufacture warranty: comes from the fiberglass pool’s manufacturer.
Equipment warranty: from the pool equipment’s manufacturer(s).
Installation warranty: from the pool contractor that builds and installs the pool and its accessories.
We strongly suggest that you review each one of these warranties before you enter into a contract for any Swimming Pool Project. Furthermore, ask the manufacturer/installer for clarification on anything you don’t understand or agree with.
Fiberglass pool warranties normally come with some disclaimers, no different than with any other products. However, it should be clear to see what is covered and more importantly what is not! Make sure you select a company with a warranty that you are comfortable with and which secures your investment.
What Does the Pool’s Manufacturing Warranty Cover?
Fiberglass pool manufacturers should cover two main things in their warranty: The structure of the pool shell and the gelcoat which is the finished surface of the pool. Some manufacturers provide a separate warranty for each, sometimes they include both in one. Either way, please make sure your manufacturer covers both aspects.
At San Juan Pools. Warranty claims are rare with us anyway, but beyond that, we don’t feel that the burden should be placed on the customer if/when they need a repair.
Pay attention: the warranty must specifically cover osmotic blisters on the surface of the fiberglass pool. Osmotic blisters are a cosmetic issue, not structural. A warranty that covers osmosis in the pool structure just means that the pool will continue to hold water. That’s great, but it leaves you with recourse if you see any bubbles or blisters in the gelcoat.