How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Florida?

Packing up the wagon for a day at the beach is a quintessentially American tradition. For most Floridians, it’s not an everyday occurrence, even though it’s always there! Sometimes the beach is just too far or too much of a hassle. But what if swimming, sitting at the water’s edge, or splashing around with family was as easy as walking out the back door? For Florida homeowners, a pool has many benefits on top of being convenient. You can control the water temperature, the water clarity, the look and feel, and who gets to enjoy it with you. Fiberglass inground pools are becoming the preference for more and more pool dealers and homeowners across the United States, which may lead you to ask “how much does a fiberglass pool cost in Florida?” 

Are fiberglass pools good in Florida

Before considering costs, let’s look at the big picture and determine if fiberglass should be in the mix for you. Fiberglass pools rank high for their looks, ease of maintenance, resistance to pool pollutants like algae, lifetime maintenance costs, and an ever-expanding list of optional features. 

Why would you choose a fiberglass pool? 

  • It fares well in Florida. In much of Florida, the soil is a mix of sand and clay and is highly moisture-retentive. That means it can shrink and swell with changes in the weather and varying groundwater conditions. Fiberglass pools are better equipped to deal with the shrink and swell of hydrostatic pressure, and innovations like Thursday Pools’ Geo-Anchoring Pool System further enhance stability. 
  • It’s easy on the eyes and the feet. The gel coat finish on today’s fiberglass pools provides an incredibly inviting shimmer to the water’s surface and the smooth, non-skid finish is easy on your feet and your swimsuits. Most importantly, fiberglass pools are pet-friendly!.
  • It’s the gift that keeps giving. Modern fiberglass pools are structurally sound and the surface doesn’t need to be regularly refinished or replaced. 
  • Selection. The variety of fiberglass pool shapes are increasing as fiberglass manufacturing is in a golden age of innovation. Where once a limited menu of sizes, shapes, and designs exist, there are now a great variety of choices for every yard and lifestyle. 
  • Options and accessories. Fiberglass pools offer homeowners many options like zero-entry pools (Patent US 10,358,837 and 10,472,839), tanning ledges, wrap-around benches, swim-outs, and more. Add a slide, bubblers, fountain, wet deck, and spa, and you have a party waiting to happen.

How much does it cost to install a fiberglass pool in Florida?

The cost will vary by geography, local requirements, the amount of site prep required, the environmental and landscaping work, and the rehabilitation or clean-up after installation. You’ll want to scope it out with your dealer, but as a rule of thumb, you can use a figure of $1,500 per linear foot in length. For example, to get a 20×40 fiberglass pool cost, you would multiply the 40 linear feet by $1500 per foot to arrive at $60,000. Let’s check out some ballpark costs for popular Thursday Pools pool designs. 

Sun Day Fiberglass Pool Cost

Va va voom! The freeform design of the Sun Day is perfect for soaking up the Florida sun. It’s elegant. It’s organic. And it feels like it was built for relaxing in long stretches. The largest option for the Sun Day is 16’ x 39’ 6’. At $1,500 per linear foot, this installation is estimated to be around  $59,400. 

 

 

 

 

The Sun Day lights up any backyard. See how!

 

Aspen Fiberglass Pool Cost

 

If you want the best of both worlds—both wide-open swim space and lots of built-in spots for relaxing—the Aspen is the pool for you. With a built-in, 12”-deep tanning ledge, you’ll have the perfect perch to watch over the kiddos while they swim. The Aspen is available in five sizes. Let’s check out the largest, which is 40 feet long by 16 feet wide. Applying our formula of an average cost of $1500 per linear foot, a basic installation is estimated to be around $60,072. 

 

 

The Aspen is a crowd-pleaser. Check it out! 

Grace Beach Entry | Sandal Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool Cost

Even if your Florida home isn’t on the beach, you can turn your home into an 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: The Sandal is a curvy, flirty freeform design, and the Grace is a classic, elegant rectangular design. Due to their complexity, beach entry designs average $1,800 per linear foot. The Grace beach entry 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 is estimated to be around $72,000.

Grace embodies classic good looks. 

What does a basic fiberglass pool installation include? 

The definition of a basic installation can vary from one dealer to the next, so it’s a good idea to talk with yours in advance of breaking ground for your pool. The list of standards is usually driven by what the market demands but can be driven by dealer capabilities or preferences. 

Some items dealers may include as standard include: lighting, heaters, standard pool decking, and a pool cover. Of course, for most of these options, there is an opportunity to dial-up or dial down the complexity or features within. For example, you may choose a simple tie-down pool cover or upgrade to an automatic pool cover. Florida is a state with a fence requirement for residential pools, so your dealer will likely have some standard option or accommodation for handling this part of the installation. 

Does a pool add value to a home in Florida?

Swimming pools are popular in Florida, and according to Bankrate, they do add value. Thursday Pools has a fiberglass pool design for every family. Think about how you’ll use your pool, and choose a pool that fits your family’s personality. The Pool Selector Tool can help you narrow down a design, while our handy inground fiberglass Pool Cost Calculator can give you a better idea of how much your total pool project might be. For the most accurate estimate, contact a Thursday Pools dealer in your area.

 

About Thursday Pools

Thursday Pools designs and manufactures durable and elegant 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.

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