Utah’s motto is “industry.” When survival was challenging the state’s pioneers, it took the industry to tame Utah’s wilderness. The times in Utah may not be as tough today, but industry can still yield great things – a backyard inground pool. So, how much does a fiberglass pool cost in Utah?
First, it’s helpful to know the viability of a fiberglass pool and a few of the particulars of the region. Depending on where you’re located in the Beehive state, you may have a pool season that stretches five months or more. Just how long depends on your proximity to the mountains or the desert or the Great Salt Lake. The bottom line is, you can absolutely install an inground fiberglass pool in Utah.
As you shop for a pool in Utah, you’ll probably discover there are different types of pools. You probably knew this, but if you’re not shopping, it’s likely something you hadn’t given much thought. We think it’s useful to compare the options and consider the factors that make a fiberglass pool a great value versus gunite(concrete) and vinyl pools. Here are just a few great features of fiberglass pools:
If Utahans are indeed industrious, the features within the value proposition of a fiberglass pool are appealing. So what about the bottom line cost? It will depend on your neighborhood, topography and a host of other factors, but we can estimate based on our broad experience in western and mountain states that an inground fiberglass pool would come in at between $1,600-$1,800 per linear foot. If that doesn’t give you a clear enough picture, check out the following Thursday Pools designs and their average cost to install.
The Goliath serves up extra space if you’ve got a big family (or lots of neighbors and friends visiting). Add a slide. Or a basketball goal. It’s an excellent pool for game time and creates a fun backyard atmosphere. The smallest size is 33.6 feet long by 16 feet wide. At an average cost of $1,500 per linear foot, a basic installation might run around $50,400.
Our Lil Bob fiberglass pool design might be just the ticket if space is limited and your family is very active. The Lil Bob is 27.5 feet long by 13.5 feet wide. At an average cost of $1,500 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $41,250.
The Cathedral is a timeless classic with stylish curves. It’s a great combination of wide-open swim space and gracious seating areas. The Cathedral comes in at 14 feet wide by 33.5 feet long. Applying our formula of an average cost of $1,500 per linear foot, a basic installation would be $50,250.
As we always stress, every installation is different. Utah state law requires a barrier fence that’s at least six feet tall with no openings greater than four inches. A fence may be something you want anyway, but the example illustrates the point that variability exists. Seven examples of potential hidden costs, detailed more thoroughly in this blog, include:
This is a good list to keep handy. Always keep an open line of communication with your dealer so you both are clear on the scope of your installation and the final cost. One thing to note: some work, like restoration or fencing, could be performed as a separate project with its own financing. Creativity in putting together a cost plan can get your pool plan together more quickly with less immediate strain on the pocketbook.
As you can see, Thursday Pools has pool designs to fit a wide range of Utahn budgets. And we’ve got the know-how to work with you and your dealer to find the pool that fits your budget, your yard size, and your family’s personality.
Thursday Pools designs and manufactures durable and elegantly crafted fiberglass pools. We are ISO 9001 certified, meaning 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.