What Does a Fiberglass Swimming Pool Cost?

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What Does a Fiberglass Swimming Pool Cost?

6/22/2016 4:58:00 PM

When summer heats up, it’s no wonder that people find themselves asking, "What does a fiberglass swimming pool cost?” The short answer is that it depends. If you are looking into a fiberglass pool, there are a lot of factors to consider, like what dimensions you have in mind and how you plan to have it installed in your backyard. 

Let’s take a look at some of these considerations.

Size Matters
The size of a fiberglass pool affects the price. A medium-sized pool shell may run around $10,000 on average. Even though fiberglass pool shells are produced in specific shapes and sizes from a manufacturer, the larger the pool shell, the more the final price.

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Location, Location, Location
Much like buying a home, location is everything. For example, if you are set on installing a pool on a sloped piece of land, then retaining walls will need to be built, thus adding on to the final price. Is the location easy to access? Be mindful of the fact that permits and material costs will vary from place to place as well.

Pool Accessories
Will you choose a smaller pool with a lot of extras or a larger pool with fewer extras? Those extra, but nonessential parts of a pool, like stamped concrete, spa jets, underwater lighting, and a pool heater are all part of an added luxury expense. As you set out to budget your project, factor the practical essentials first, like pool pumps, pool covers, chemicals, and filters, before customizing your dream elements.

Installation
Fiberglass pool prices will vary depending on the size you choose. If you opt for a medium-sized fiberglass pool with installation, it could run somewhere around $40,000, but again, it depends on where you live. If you go with a self-install, the actual pool shell most likely runs somewhere between $10,000-$30,000. 

A self-installation of a fiberglass pool can be easier to handle than with other types of pools, because they are shipped "as is” directly from the manufacturer. Still, it is a move only recommended for those who are knowledgeable about the process. If you have a background in excavation and construction, go for it!

Maintenance
Fiberglass pool shells require less maintenance than most other types of pools. Unlike concrete pools, fiberglass does not use as many chemicals, so a fiberglass pool will save an owner hundreds of dollars each year. Add in the cost of frequently renovating concrete pools, and fiberglass pools are an even better deal. Or, look into fiberglass coatings for the resurfacing of a pool. It’s a one-time investment that significantly extends the life of a pool, requiring less chemicals and less all-around pool maintenance, not to mention that it pays for itself in the long run.

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Posted by: Scott Morris

Categories: Pool Maintenance

If you are looking into a fiberglass pool, there are a lot of factors to consider, like where you want the pool situated, what dimensions you have in mind, and how you plan to have it installed. Read more here.