Do you want a pool if you live along the coastline of North Carolina (or one of its many inlets and rivers)? It may seem counterintuitive, but many of the same conditions that make the North Carolina coast so attractive for beach and water activity are the same conditions that make it perfect for a backyard pool. So, how much does a fiberglass pool cost in North Carolina? It’s a question worth exploring when you think about how nice it would be to have your own personal corner of paradise in your North Carolina backyard.
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools offer North Carolinians the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of low maintenance and quality family time. Whether you’re looking for an entertainment area, relaxing oasis, or backyard playspace, an inground fiberglass pool is a perfect complement to a beautiful backyard.
Prices of fiberglass pools vary by region. In North Carolina, as in many southern states, fiberglass pools continue to gain popularity due to their durability and lower cost of lifetime maintenance and repair. They are winning over homeowners and the dealers who serve them. A figure we often use to ballpark fiberglass pool costs is $1,500 per linear foot. To get a sense of the average price, let’s look at some of our pools of different sizes and shapes.
Lil Bob is a popular flat-bottomed design, perfect for backyard activity. The full-length steps and long benches provide easy access and plenty of space for watching all the action. Lil Bob is 27.5 feet long. At an average cost of $1,500 per linear foot, a basic installation comes in at $41,250.
The Cathedral LX treats you like royalty. It has a classic design that incorporates luxurious rounded ends and a gorgeous tanning ledge on a Roman-style pool. The largest version of the Cathedral LX is just over 40 feet in length. At $1,500 per linear foot, a ballpark figure is $60,000.
Voila! You can have beachfront property by installing the Sandal or Grace in your backyard (Patent US 10,358,837 and 10,472,839). These two zero-entry fiberglass pools average slightly more at $1,800 per linear foot. Grace is available in three sizes, with the largest option being 40 feet in length. Applying our formula of an average cost of $1,800 per linear foot, the basic installation would be $72,000.
In addition to the basic installation of any inground pool, you’ll want to make sure you and your installer have considered costs associated with permitting, site preparation, electrical work, dirt hauling and yard restoration. In addition, in North Carolina, you’ll need to consider fencing. A state requirement is the erection of a barrier fence at least four feet tall with specific guidelines on how wide openings can be and how latches work.
You may now be wondering, “how much should I budget for a swimming pool?” While we’ve provided some rough figures for estimating the cost of a pool, there are site factors and options to choose that can ratchet your cost up or down depending on which you choose. We offer some useful tools to refine your estimating, including our inground pool cost estimator, the Pool Cost Calculator and Pool Selector Tool.
It’s always best to talk to someone with pool building experience and knowledge who is also well-versed in all things North Carolina. Get a free estimate for your fiberglass pool through our network of dealers and you’re on your way!