How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in North Carolina?

Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are the best choice for homeowners in Wilmington, North Carolina and throughout New Hanover County. 

If you live in the glorious state of North Carolina, especially along the coastline or River District, you probably enjoy the luxury of being just a short drive from the water. But wouldn’t it be nice to spend every day by the water in the privacy of your own backyard with your very own inground pool? Choose a Thursday Pools fiberglass pool for your family, and you’ll have a lifetime of low pool maintenance and quality family time.  

Why choose a fiberglass pool?  

  • They’re easier to maintain and great for pets. Fiberglass pools are less expensive to maintain than vinyl or gunite. They’re pet friendly, they’re quick to install, and they have a wonderful, smooth, non-skid finish that’s safe and easy on swimsuits and tender feet. 
  • They’ll add to your home’s value. Unlike vinyl or gunite pools that require a great deal of maintenance and ongoing repairs over the life of the pool, a fiberglass pool is both elegant and low-maintenance.
  • They’re a great place for family time. Owners love the fact that their pools give them a place where their kids can bring their friends, and everyone can relax, unplug and get reconnected.
  • They’re a great fit for North Carolina’s sandy soil. The coastal soil is mostly sand, with a little bit of clay. It has a high capacity to retain moisture. As a result, it can shrink and swell with varying weather conditions. The best quality fiberglass pools are better equipped to deal with the groundwater pressure than either vinyl or gunite pools are, particularly with innovations like the Geo-Anchoring Pool system. 
  • They’ll improve your health and fitness. Once you’ve experienced the swimming pool owner’s lifestyle and all the health benefits of swimming, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one. 

What’s the average price of a fiberglass pool, installed? 

The prices of fiberglass pools installed will vary across the country. Historically, in Sunbelt states, gunite pools have proven to be more economical to install than fiberglass, while fiberglass pools were typically less expensive to install in the Midwest. However, as fiberglass pools gain in popularity in southern and western states due to their durability and lower overall maintenance, they’re winning over both dealers and homeowners nationwide.  

The best way to get an accurate estimate is to contact a Thursday Pools dealer near you and get a quote on your pool project. 

However, if you’re just getting started on your research and simply want a ballpark idea for what your own fiberglass pool might cost, you can approximate $1500 per linear foot. 

Let’s take a look at how that ballpark formula might apply to a few Thursday Pools designs.


Aspen is our most popular design! It incorporates the luxury of a large tanning ledge along with a wide-open swim area and plenty of built-in seating. It’s available in three sizes. For smaller yards, the 14’ x 35’ is a great option. At an average cost of $1,500 per linear foot, a basic installation might run around $52,500.

Experience Aspen, up close and personal.


Lil Bob

If your family is very active and loves to play but you have a small backyard, our Lil Bob fiberglass pool design might be perfect for you. The Lil Bob is 27.5 feet long by 13.5 feet wide. At an average cost of $1500 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $41,250.

Experience Lil Bob, up close and personal.



Grace Beach Entry 

Even if your North Carolina home isn’t on the Atlantic shore, you can turn your home into instant beachfront property with one of Thursday Pools’ fiberglass beach entry pool designs. They’re the only truly zero entry fiberglass pools on the market. There are two to choose from. Sandal is a curvy, fun freeform design, and Grace is a classic, elegant rectangular design. Beach entry designs will average $1,800 per linear foot. Grace is available in three sizes. The largest is 40 feet long by 16 feet wide. Applying our formula of an average cost of $1,800 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $72,000.

Take a 360 tour of Grace.


What does a basic fiberglass pool installation include? 

The term “basic installation” is defined differently from one pool builder to the next, so it’s crucial to inquire about what’s included (and more importantly, what’s not included) as you’re collecting bids on your new fiberglass pool. This will help you ensure you’re comparing apples to apples.

For example, some pool builders include as standard: lighting, heaters, a set amount of pool decking, and sometimes even an automatic pool cover in all their quotes. Others will price these items ala carte. Additionally, there are costs involved in pool installation that may or may not apply to your project, depending on where you live and how accessible your backyard is. You’ll want to inquire about these costs as you’re interviewing prospective builders.

What are the other costs associated with installing an inground fiberglass pool? 

In addition to the basic installation, you’ll need to consider the costs associated with permitting, restoration of the surrounding grounds once your pool is installed, site preparation, electrical work and dirt hauling. 

Another cost you’ll need to factor in is fencing, which is generally not a part of your pool contract. North Carolina’s state law requires a barrier fence at least four feet tall with no openings greater than four inches. Additionally, if your fence is chain link, the openings in the chain link can’t be larger than 2 ¼ inches across. Your gates must be self-latching and must unlatch from the inside of the pool area. Be sure you include the cost of a fence in your pool project budget. 

Thursday Pools has a fiberglass pool design for every family and every budget.

Thursday Pools fiberglass pool designs come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. You’ll want to consider how much pool your yard will fit (and how much pool you really need and want). You should also think about how you’ll use your pool, and choose a pool that fits your family’s personality. As you get further along in your research, check out our handy Pool Cost Calculator and Pool Selector Tool to get a better idea of how much your total pool project might be. 

Ready to take the plunge? 

Are you ready to take the plunge and get a FREE estimate on your very own fiberglass pool? There’s only one way to find out the true cost of your dream pool … Contact a Thursday Pools dealer today!

About Thursday Pools

Thursday Pools designs and manufactures the world’s most durable and elegantly crafted fiberglass pools. We are ISO 9001 certified, which means that fiberglass pool shells are made with the highest standards and from the best quality material available. We are also ISO 14001 certified, which means we are committed to environmental stewardship. Our one-piece, inground fiberglass swimming pool manufacturing facility is located in Fortville, Indiana. At Thursday Pools, we aspire to be the world’s most respected fiberglass pool manufacturer and to help our customers create a lifetime of memories with their family and friends.

The world’s first true beach entry (zero entry) fiberglass pools 

Thursday Pools is the creator of the world’s first beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pool designs. Grace Beach Entry and Sandal Beach Entry are currently available to order, so you can turn your home into instant waterfront property with your new fiberglass pool! 

The world’s first sunken living area fiberglass pools 

Thursday Pools has also recently unveiled the world’s first sunken living area fiberglass pool. These exclusive designs will be available to order in 2020.