Beyond a shadow of a doubt, there has been a rise in the popularity of fiberglass pools over the years. Fiberglass pools are cheaper than gunite pools and incur minimal maintenance costs. One of the most common questions pool contractors get is, “What is the average cost of a fiberglass pool?”
In most instances, the price of a fiberglass pool varies based on various factors. Some of them include size, water features, and landscape. Although they have an average cost, it can be challenging to determine the exact quote. So, it would be best if homeowners identify their exact needs. In turn, pool contractors can easily calculate the exact charges. But, if you want a rough estimate of the price of a fiberglass pool, this article is for you.
What is the average cost of a fiberglass pool? #
Often, fiberglass pools will go for about $45,000 to $85,000. Nonetheless, the price can reach up to $100,000 or more, especially when you install water features. It also depends on the pool design.
What if I want to buy the shell alone? #
Clients may want to purchase the fiberglass pool shell only. At times homeowners conduct a DIY fiberglass installation and may want to buy the shell only. So, if you wish to buy a small pool shell, you’ll spend about $10,000 to $190,000. Small pool shells are about 25 feet in length or less. On the other hand, the medium-sized shell goes for about $13,000 to $20,000. A medium shell is mostly 28 feet or 34 feet in length. If you desire a large fiberglass pool, you can spend a maximum of $27,000 in buying a 35 feet long shell. Note that the above prices do not include shipment/ transportation fees.
Does the material of the patio influence the price? #
If you decide to install a patio from concrete material, you might end up spending about $40,000 to $60,000. The price includes all the fundamental processes of the fiberglass pools.
Due to state guidelines, your pool will need fencing and electricity. So, you may end up spending a total of about $45,000 to $85,000.
Putting in place fiberglass pools #
To understand the costs better, let’s look at what a normal fiberglass installation entails.
- The fiberglass shell
- Filtration and pumping systems
- Transportation or shipping
- Water filling the pool
In summary #
Fiberglass pools are more costly than vinyl pools. But they offer longevity due to their robust shell. Moreover, they incur a few revamping procedures and costs. So, you would instead go for a fiberglass pool than vinyl, which would require liner replacement every five years. But it all depends on your wants and needs.