FeaturesViking PoolsConcrete PoolsVinyl Liner In-Ground Pools
Guarantee Lifetime, 20 yr.surface 1-5 Years Complicated
Maintenance Hours Per Week 30 Minutes 3 Hours 45 minutes, bigger pool
Bank Acceptance Excellent Excellent Good
Surface Smooth Rough Can be Slippery, Wrinkles Possible
Time to Install 3 Weeks 6-12 Weeks 4-6 Weeks
Painting or Re-Marciting Never 1-5 Years Never
Quality Controlled By Factory By Installer By Installer
Type of Coping Concrete Cast Concrete Generally Aluminum
Steps & Seating Built-in Optional Custom or, sadly, white Plastic
Drainage of Pool Never Yearly in Freezing Climates When Repaired or Liner Replacement
Objectionable Features Limited Sizes Expensive to Build and Maintain Liners can fade, wrinkle and damage 
Surface Replacement Never Yes, Replaster 8-12 yrs/ $8-12k Yes, New Liner 8-12 Yrs Cost $4,000
Heat Retention Excellent Good Good
Algae Adheres Uncommon Very Common Uncommon
Staining Minimal Problems Algae gets trapped in seams

Advantages Over Our Indianapolis Inground Pool Competition

Perma built the fiberglass market in Indianapolis starting in 1987; Long term relationship with Viking.  Perma has more experience building fiberglass pools than any of its competitors and has evolved its processes as it has discovered better ways to do things.  We maintain a 15 year relationship with Viking Pools because of their professionalism and unsurpassed quality, including their unique ceramic core construction for unsurpassed strength, and their unique Crystite and Diamond Series finishes.  Perma is large enough to provide an array of core competencies while small enough to provide a personal touch.  We are 25 employees strong during the season.

Viking Pools is the most stable manufacturer in what is otherwise an uncertain pool world.  Viking Pools not only survived the recession but has thrived.  With signifigant financial support from its parent company, Latham International, Viking has been purchasing fiberglass pool lines and plants from its competitors making Viking the dominant player in the fiberglass pool industry bar none.  For our customers, this means stability.  Add in Perma Pools' culture of quality, craftsmanship and seeking customer satisfaction and you have a combination that's hard to beat. Our pricing is competitive, not always the loweset, but we do not compromise real quality to achieve minor cost savings.

The Construction Advantages

A.C.P.™ (Advanced Composite Pool)

The combining of premium raw materials and Viking's unique four stage manufacturing process creates a Viking pool of unequaled look and performance.

  1. Viking Pool Finish:
    Whether it's the natural beauty of Crystite or the Diamond Series or the standard gel coat, Viking pool finishes have an incredible 20-yr limited warranty.  View finishes here.
  2. Vinyl Ester Resin:
    Provides you with greater impact resistance, optimum blister protection and a beautiful profile.
  3. Exclusive Ceramic Core:
    The heart of every Viking pool is the ceramic core, sandwiched between two protective layers of specially designed resin and fiberglass. It adds a greater stiffness to the pool walls and provides enhanced water resistance. Independent lab tests showed the Viking pool had the Flexural strength of 41,976 P.S.I.
  4. Hand Laid Fiberglass:
    The final stage of every Viking pool is a specially designed resin and hand laid fiberglass.
  5. Closed Beam Coping:
    Means your pool is built using the strongest method of construction in the industry.