Differences In The Cost Of A Fiberglass Pool

One of the main factors in the cost of a fiberglass pool is the size that is purchased. For instance, a pool which is 18X36 can cost $30K to $50K, depending on how many bells and whistles you add. Why so much money? This price includes installation, crane delivery, concrete decking, etc. And don’t forget the water truck with at least 3500 gallons of water.

This may seem like a lot of money but if you go ahead and do this, it will be worth the cost in the long run because not only are these pools low maintenance, but because of the smooth surface of the inside, it is much harder for algae to grow. Also, cracks that might show up in fiberglass are much easier to repair. Replacing a vinyl liner runs around $2,000 and repairs to a gunite pool can cost $500-$1000. This is reinvesting and can drain your money very quickly.

However, with a fiberglass pool, your repair costs will be lower because it comes with a 25+ year warranty which is transferable. Also, if you buy a heater for the pool so that you can swim in colder months, fiberglass keeps the water 10 degrees warmer than the other options do. A good recommendation is to use a salt chlorinator for silky soft water.

What Are Other Factors To Be Considered With This Type of Pool

Before you decide on what type of pool that you want, you should find out what type of soil you have in your yard. For one thing, you might need to build up the area first if it is too low. If you live in an area with the wrong type of soil, then fiberglass might not be the best choice for you.

Doing some of the labor yourself can cut down the cost of the pool. The digging can be done yourself with a backhoe and if you need to haul in some dirt to build up the area for the pool, then shop around and you can find some good deals on dirt delivery services. This can knock a couple of hundred dollars off the cost.  After the pool is installed you can do the back fill yourself too. And as far as landscaping around your pool, only you know what plants you want to decorate with.

Do some research online to see what accessories are necessary and which ones are not. Metal steps on the sides of the pools would be a necessity for some, but not for others. A heater might be an extravagance but a pool pump is vital to keeping your pool clean. Just get what you really need to keep the pool running filtered clean water and keep the water clean. Save the other pretties for later.

A safety fence is a good idea if there are small children in your family. More children drown each year from pool accidents than from any other cause. Don’t let your fiberglass pool costs include a hospital stay for a young loved one.


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