Building a tank in GRP is far better than in concrete and tile – for you and the user! It is cheaper in terms of getting a finished baptistry and in ongoing maintenance. Short of an occasional wash down, the GRP needs no maintenance. Whereas tiled baptistries need regrouting and their failure keeps us in business.
A fibreglass tank is also quicker to install. All it needs is a concrete pad on which to sit and the finished pool can sit on top and will take the weight of the water. And it is insulated as standard. So, savings can be made at the installation stage too.
And the filling and emptying can be as simple or complex as you wish. And as cheap or expensive as you want.
I’ve put together a sheet of useful background information for when you’re designing, or discussing designs for, a church baptistry. It is aimed at architects, builders and anyone in the church leading a project. The design of a church baptistry can be very flexible (without certain constraints), often with little or no price implication. However, you need to know where to start. We have had one or two enquiries over the years from builders/architects who have gone too far down a cul-de-sac.
The link below opens the PDF.