Grace. It can mean courteous goodwill and simple elegance or refinement of movement.
Meet our Grace. The Grace Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool gives you the feel of the beach and the simple elegance of a luxury, rectangle-shaped pool design.
HOW IS A BEACH ENTRY FIBERGLASS POOL DIFFERENT? A beach entry, or zero-entry pool, is an inground swimming pool designed with an entry that has a very slight slope into the pool, providing you with a slow, gradual entry into the water. For every seven feet in distance, the pool can have no more than one foot in depth.
If you’re looking for a pool that is easy to get into, provides great space to dip your toes in the water, or swim a few laps in the pool, the Grace Beach Entry might just be the perfect fit for the beach lover in you.
FIBERGLASS POOLS ARE THE SOCIAL CENTERPIECE OF THE 2020s
Pools are now and will likely continue to be social hubs—a place where friends and family can gather to enjoy time together that turns into the fondest memories. Creating your beach atmosphere with the Grace Beach Entry fiberglass pool as the centerpiece is only limited by your imagination.
A word of caution:Inground fiberglass pools have been associated with extremely high levels of entertainment, joy, and fun. Check with your doctor to ensure that your heart can withstand the excitement that a new Thursday Pools Fiberglass Inground Poolcan bring.
And surely your mother told you to wait 30 minutes after eating before you swim. That has never been a proven thing but listen to your mother.
FIND OUT ALL ABOUT GRACE BEACH ENTRY TO SEE IF IT’S FOR YOU
The Grace Beach Entry comes in three sizes.
Grace Beach Entry has enough room for all the beach lovers in your life. Let’s see how you can enjoy it.
1. Beach entry. The zero-entry transition brings the shore to your door. Want to tan without sitting in the water? The gentle slope itself makes a great tanning area or two ledge loungers fit nicely in the beach entry area while providing swimmers plenty of room to enter and exit the pool.
2. Wading area. Step a little further into the beach entry and you’ve got a wading area to cool off. Plus, it can double as a play area for smaller children.
3. Wide-open non-skid steps. The steps’ non-skid surface provides sure footing to exit and enter the pool. A young child that’s 4’5” in height will find the water comes up just to the neckline when standing at the bottom of the steps.
4. Extended Bench. The extended bench provides a nice area to relax and take a break from your water exercise routine or enjoy conversation with some friends.
5. Dual deep-end swim-outs. The Grace Beach Entry Fiberglass pool offers two deep-end swim-outs that can be used for exiting the pool or just chilling out. Your kids might find some other fun uses for them as well.
6. Wide-open swim or play area. Are you looking to stay in shape and ensure a long life? Grace Beach Entry provides plenty of space to get those laps in or enjoy some other fun sports.
7. Courtesy Ledge. The courtesy ledge extends around the entire deep end of the pool and provides places to stand and take a break from swimming.
8. Auto-cover ready. Like the Sandal, Grace Beach Entry fiberglass pool is auto-cover ready. Automatic pool safety covers are a fabulous choice for inground fiberglass pool owners. They ensure that no one can enter the pool without your knowledge, reduce time spent on pool maintenance, and lower your maintenance costs.
See for yourself what a beach entry fiberglass pool is by taking a 360 tour of the Grace Beach Entry fiberglass pool.
See where the water comes up to you from different areas of the pool.
Do you wonder where the water might hit you (or your family members) based on your height? Our wet tour will give you a sense of what it feels like as you enjoy every aspect of this artfully crafted pool.
How much does the Grace Beach Entry fiberglass inground pool cost?
Fiberglass inground pool prices will vary based on a variety of factors, including where you live and how accessible your yard is. You’ll need to contact us for an actual estimate, but you can usually plan on about $1500 per linear foot for most pools, including installation. However, for the beach entry designs, the cost will likely run you about 15 to 20 percent more. To get a more in-depth view of inground pool project costs, try our handy
No one wants to be labeled “high-maintenance”—and we don’t particularly want to live with someone or something high-maintenance either. Well, you’re in luck! Your fiberglass pool is as low-maintenance as they come.
Fiberglass pools need less maintenance than for a concrete or vinyl liner pool. And not only is there less to do, but it’s easier to do. You can choose to hire a cleaning service if you want—do what you’re comfortable with—but you don’t have to shell out that money.
You have the option to clean your pool yourself instead of paying someone else!
“Cleaning?” you demand. “I thought half the purpose of a fiberglass pool was that they don’t require so much cleaning. You bamboozled me, Extreme Pool!”
Before you break out the torches and pitchforks, hear me out.
Remember, Extreme Pool only installs fiberglass pools. We’re all about the benefits of these things. And this really is a benefit.
Cleaning services can cost around $500 a year. You probably wouldn’t be pulling that out from under the couch cushions.
As long as your body is in decent working order, cleaning the pool yourself won’t be difficult.
So what would you be signing up for?
Basic maintenance for a fiberglass pool:
Clean regularly, with products made specifically for fiberglass pools
Check water chemistry
Run the pool filter
Keep water level above the skimmer
This is pretty much standard pool maintenance across the board. Intensity and frequency are where your fiberglass pool helps you out.
Cleaning your pool
First of all, we recommend you use a pool cover to save yourself some effort.
The gelcoat surface of a fiberglass pool is smooth and nonporous, leaving little room for unwanted guests like algae. Because of that, it requires less brushing and less overall work.
If algae does rear its irritating little head, just shock the pool with the SLAM method. A fiberglass pool will be good to go in only 24 hours. (A vinyl liner pool will take 3–4 days, and a concrete pool a week or more. Sorry.)
If you notice leaves, bugs, and other unsightly floaties, you can swipe them up with a skimming net and telescopic pole. You might also use a pool vacuum to suck up dirt from the pool bottom. No expensive cleaning service necessary.
Cleaning products for fiberglass pools
Fiberglass pools require a gentler touch in terms of cleaning products and tools.
Harsh cleaners can damage the gelcoat and even change the water chemistry.
Use a damp rag and a simple pool cleaner to remove dirt and grime without damaging your pool.
Quick comparison: maintenance for a concrete pool includes steel brushing and acid washing. It’s as hardcore as it sounds.
Fiberglass pools require less adjustment because the surface is inert—they don’t affect the water chemistry.
Quick comparison: concrete pools are alkaline-based and constantly increase the pH of the water, so you have to add acid every day to balance it out. Many pool owners pay a weekly service company to check and adjust the chemicals in the water.
Running your pool filter
All pools need a filter system. But how long does it need to run?
Fiberglass pools only need one circulation per day to keep your water clean and clear. This saves you electrical energy and, by extension, money.
You can calculate the necessary time using this formula:
pool volume ÷ filtration rate = hours to run the filter
Let’s say a 17,000-gallon pool like our C40 pool model uses a filter that circulates 2,400 gallons per hour. Using this formula, the filter should run for about 7 hours per day.
Quick comparison: Concrete pools generally require two full circulations (also called turnovers) per day to maintain clean water. That’s twice the electrical energy required for a fiberglass pool.
Maintaining your water level
We recommend you keep your pool water above the skimmer at all times. This maintains enough weight to balance out the upward pressure of any groundwater.
This is probably our most asked question from our customers who may have received a quote for pool services or have worked with us over the years. Early on we did all types of pool services, from in-ground, to above ground, but we really fell in love with fiberglass pools from Thursday Pools and River Pools. Once we started focusing all of our efforts into promoting fiberglass pools as a great choice for our customers for so many reasons.
Fiberglass pools are much less expensive to maintain. Electricity usage is typically 25 to 30 percent less. Maintenance chemicals are also cut by almost 70 percent. Add those figures up over the lifetime of a pool and you will quickly see what you will be saving on your pool budget every year.
Concrete or Gunite pools can be a nightmare with fluctuating temperatures and seasonal stresses. Costly acid washing and plaster repair will turn a beautiful pool into a money pit over time. Vinyl-lined pools need regular replacement of their vinyl liner. What initially seemed like an inexpensive choice has become a regular cost every few years with no end in sight.
Fiberglass is the natural choice for all seasons and climates. Using a composite flexible material that adapts to the changing seasons, fiberglass construction is far superior. Fiberglass pools also inhibit the growth of algae far better than concrete and vinyl. Smaller algae growth equals less time cleaning and more time enjoying your pool.
Fiberglass pools take less time and contractors to install than other types of inground pools. This means you can start enjoying your pool faster.
Here are just a few major benefits of fiberglass pools and why we install them exclusively:
Less Maintenance and Chemical Costs: Compared to traditional vinyl liner and concrete pools, our non-abrasive and non-porous fiberglass pool surface inhibits the growth of algae, thus reducing the amount of time and chemicals needed to maintain the pool.
No Liner Replacement, Plastering, or Painting: Any other type of pool surface will require long-term maintenance or replacement.
Beautifully-Crafted Designs: In every Thursday Pools fiberglass pool design, you will find strategically-placed benches, sun ledges, step-outs and more. This not only makes the pools perfect for play, but for getting the most fun and function out of every design.
High End Options Without The Costs: Fiberglass pools can offer you high-end options traditionally found in concrete pools without the costs associate with a traditional concrete construction. For example, our Infinity Pool Design with its vanishing edge will cost significantly less than it would in a concrete project.
Pet-Friendly: Pets are family too. Fiberglass pools are known to be the most pet-friendly pools. With fiberglass, you don’t have to worry about your pet producing tears or punctures like you would in a vinyl lined pool. It is also important to note that fiberglass pools are typically designed with several entry and exit points, which make it safer for your pet who will be just as curious about a pool as a child would be.
The Extreme Pool team has kicked off their 2021 New Install Season a few weeks ago and are now booking fast through the end of the year. If you are interested in getting a new pool installed this year, YOU MUST contact us now!
Want to know what it looks like to have a pool installed in your backyard? Check out this install video of one of our recent projects.