As the summer heat continues to swelter, do you find your dinner (and breakfast, and lunch) conversations centering around how nice it would be to have a pool? If you’re thinking fiberglass, an important question is, “How much does a fiberglass pool cost?”
We’re glad you asked. Fiberglass inground pools are a marvelous investment, both in the value of your home and in the quality of family togetherness time. Fiberglass pools are low-maintenance, and 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. Once you’ve experienced the fiberglass pool lifestyle and all the health benefits of swimming, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one. And, while you’re considering the cost of a fiberglass pool, think of all the money you can save on vacations when every warm, sunny day can be a staycation in your own backyard!
So, let’s take a look at a basic formula for ballparking the price of a fiberglass pool as well as some potentially hidden costs you should consider. Armed with that information, you can start creating a budget and collecting information about fiberglass pool financing that will get closer to making your fiberglass pool dream a reality.
A ballpark fiberglass pool cost formula
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 the handy Pool Cost Calculator and Pool Selector Tool on our website, and get a better idea of how much your total pool project might be. In the meantime, try using this simple formula:
For most people in the US (with the exception of the Sunbelt states) the basic installation of a standard fiberglass pool will be approximately $1500 per linear foot.
So, let’s take a look at how that formula applies to a few Thursday Pools designs…
The Sea Turtle is 19.5 feet long. So, at an average cost of $1500 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $29,250
The Lil Bob is 27.5 feet long. So, at an average cost of $1500 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $41,250.
Our Goliath design is available in three sizes. Let’s check out the largest, which is 41 feet long. Applying our formula of an average cost of $1500 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $61,500.
What does a basic fiberglass pool installation include?
The definition of a basic installation varies from one pool builder to the next. So it’s crucial to inquire about what’s included (and more importantly, what’s not) as you’re collecting bids on your new fiberglass pool, to ensure you’re comparing apples to apples.
For example, some pool builders include lighting, heaters, a set amount of pool decking, or even an automatic pool cover in all their quotes as standard. Others will price these items ala carte. Additionally, there are costs involved in installation that may or may not apply to your pool project, based on where you live and how accessible your backyard is. You’ll want to inquire about these costs as you’re interviewing prospective builders.
Potentially hidden costs of installing an inground fiberglass pool
Ready to take the plunge?
Once your new inground fiberglass pool is installed, you’ll realize all your research, investment and yes, a little bit of stress and mess, was totally worth it . You’ll have a lifetime of enjoyment from your new fiberglass pool.
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 truly zero entry fiberglass pools
Thursday Pools is the creator of the world’s first beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pool. Grace Beach Entry and Sandal Beach Entry are currently available to order, so you can bring the shore to your door 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.
All of us at Thursday Pools are excited to show off our new beach entry designs at the International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo in New Orleans in November! If you’re in town, please come and see us. And dealers, if you’d like to be able to sell the most innovative fiberglass pools in the industry, we’d like to talk to you! See you in New Orleans!
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