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Throughout his 30 years of experience in the landscaping and construction design/build industry, Rob Delaby has lived and led by one simple maxim: quality over quantity.

It’s a motto that’s helped grow his business, Oasis Outdoor Living & Landscapes, into one of Central Indiana’s premier landscaping companies and solidified his reputation for high-quality products, integrity, and service – attributes he parlayed into his latest company, Indy Fiberglass Pools.

“I started Indy Fiberglass Pools because I saw a need for higher-quality products and higher-quality service in the pool market. Initially, there were those who thought it was simply to grow Oasis’ business, but in fact, I’ve partnered with some of Oasis’ main landscaping competitors to ensure my team and I provide the absolute best possible experience and service for our customers,” Delaby says. “I don’t want to be the biggest pool installer, I just want to be the best. And if that means partnering with some of my competitors to ensure that, I’ll do it.”

This pursuit of quality and mission to offer a better pool product to Central Indiana residents inevitably led Delaby to a company who, like him, has built a business on the foundation quality – Leisure Pools.

“Indy Fiberglass Pools is the exclusive Central Indiana dealer of Leisure Pools swimming pools and products,” Delaby says. “No other pool company invests as heavily into quality control for their products. I stand behind Leisure Pools 100 percent.”

Founded in Queensland, Australia, the family owned and operated Leisure Pools is one of the world’s largest composite fiberglass swimming pool manufacturers – delivering more than 50,000 high-quality swimming pools to homeowners in more than 22 countries around the world. Their current North American manufacturing facility, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the largest manufacturing facility for fiberglass swimming pools in the world.

“For us, quality is key – in our process and in our manufacturing,” says David Pain, President and CoFounder of Leisure Pools. “Coupled with great designs, we use state of the art production processes and superior raw materials, backed by in-house research and stringent quality controls, to ensure that the quality of every swimming pool is the top in the market no matter where it is in the world.”

Indy Fiberglass Pools offers a variety of designs, sizes and a multitude of features and benefits that makes creating your dream swimming pool easy. But one of the greatest benefits, according to Delaby, is the quality because of Leisure Pools’ composite fiberglass construction using corrosive resistant vinyl ester resin for each layer of the swimming pool construction. As a result, Leisure Pools provides the best available warranty on the market today.

“Fiberglass swimming pools offer a host of benefits concrete and vinyl liner pools simply cannot,” Delaby says.

Benefits of Composite Fiberglass

  • COLOR RANGES: Indy Fiberglass Pools’ seven different color designs that include a built-in sparkle that sets off an added brilliance and shimmer effect in the sun – as if a million diamonds were encrusted in every corner of your pool. To achieve a similar look in a concrete pool would require you to fully tar your swimming pool, drastically increasing your installation and maintenance costs.
  • SMOOTH FINISH: Indy Fiberglass Pools have a smooth, clean gelcoat finish that is non-abrasive — no sharp edges or rough finishes to scratch or scrape yourself on or damage your swimsuit.
  • SPEED OF INSTALLATION: All Indy Fiberglass Pools are built in factory-controlled conditions so when it arrives to your home, the work is already done — the structure, the finish and the engineering. You could be swimming in as little as four days versus the months it takes to install a concrete pool.
  • PRODUCT LONGEVITY: Indy Fiberglass Pools are built to last. “The components of our pools undergo rigorous testing in our lab,” Pain says. “We test our laminates by boiling them to more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit to see how that laminate is going to perform over a period of time. Some of our tests show our laminates lasting more than 170 years.” Leisure Pools also offers a Lifetime Structural Warranty and Lifetime Structural Osmosis Warranty on every one of its swimming pools.

While fiberglass may easily best its concrete and vinyl liner cousins, not all fiberglass swimming pools are created equal according to Delaby, “What sets Leisure Pools apart is its Composite Armour™.”

Designed to significantly reinforce the swimming pool with a strategically integrated laminate, this patented technology consists of a blend of DuPont™ Kevlar®, Carbon Fiber and Basalt Fiber.

Why is Composite Armour™ Important?

Well, with changing weather conditions, exposure to greater extremes of weather is becoming more and more common – from floods one year to droughts the next. And anything installed in the ground is exposed to the effects of ground movement, whether swelling in a flood or contracting in a drought.

Indy Fiberglass Pools recognized this and with the use of Leisure Pools’ Composite Armour™, your pool will have additional flexural and tensile strength properties that better withstand these ground movement changes – making their swimming pools one of, if not, the most advanced pool product in the world.

“Indy Fiberglass Pools was founded on quality, I want customers to feel confident that the pool they’re buying and putting in the ground is strong, durable, and will last a lifetime,” Delaby says. “Indy Fiberglass Pools is dedicated to building the pool of your dreams, so you can find your life of leisure.”

To learn more about Indy Fiberglass Pools, visit Or give them a call at 317.764.8779, they are currently scheduling summer installations.