Fiberglass Swimmming Pools Explained

When you’ve been in the inground pool business for a while you field a lot of swimming pool questions from current and potential pool owners. One of the top questions is what kind of pool construction material to choose. The options you have for materials in a new inground pool are:

Inground Pool Material Options

  1. Vinyl Liner
  2. Fiberglass
  3. Gunite (AKA Concrete)

fiberglass swimming pool design

In this post the pool contractors from Town & Country Pools explain the benefits and cons of a fiberglass swimming pool and answer your questions as to whether it’s the best style for your family. Here are some of the items to consider about owning a fiberglass swimming pool:

Pros and Cons of a Fiberglass Swimming Pool

  • You don’t have to worry that your fiberglass swimming pool will be “floating” in its space in your yard. These pools are securely installed and even if there is a deluge your pool should be safely anchored in. If you have any doubts about that, talk to our swimming pool experts about your concerns.
  • You become limited when it comes to the size and shape of your fiberglass pool. These pools are delivered in one piece and placed into the pre-excavated area, and usually the options you have available are decided by your inground pool installer’s supplier. Fiberglass swimming pools are not as flexible design-wise as a gunite pool,and often you are faced with a “cookie cutter style” inground pool just because you want a fiberglass model.
  • Fiberglass swimming pool prices vary and it’s difficult to say exactly how much the cost can be. For an estimate you can plan on between $30,000 and $40,000 for a base price and the price can fluctuate from there depending on multiple variables such as landscaping, water features, and more.
  • Fiberglass swimming pools are typically easier and quicker to install than many other models simply because they are pre-formed. Plan on anywhere from two to four weeks for the entire project. This may not include any additional landscaping or other special items you may want, but it gives you a good idea of how long you will have to wait before you can use your new inground fiberglass swimming pool.

Talk to Your Pool Builder

As you can see, there are pros and cons to a fiberglass inground pool. The biggest drawback however is the limited options available. Before you make any final decisions on a pool construction material, talk with your pool builder so that you can understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various types.

Ready to Get Started? Contact Us

Are you ready to start planning your inground pool installation project? Contact the inground pool experts at Town & Country Pools today to get started.