We are often asked many of the same questions about fiberglass swimming pools by those interested in building a new pool. These questions range from the cost of the finished pool, to questions about maintenance.
We at Aquamarine Pools (aquapools.com) have written this article to address the most common questions, and get you the answers you may be interested in knowing.
How much do fiberglass swimming pools cost?
Our pools begin under $25,000 and can increase to over $75,000+. Prices are based on size, added features, pool decking options, and various other upgrades. By comparison, concrete pools average $50,000–$100,000.
Extra features and upgrades will, of course, increase that price further with each type of pool.
We have our Pool Specials section that shows current sale prices, and includes the excavation, backfill, plumbing, etc. Learn more here!
How long does it take to install a fiberglass pool?
A fiberglass pool can be installed in as little as 1-3 days. The time to build the decking or patio area often is what takes a majority of the project time.
The pool shell is often full of water and ready for swimming by the end of day two.
Compare this to concrete pools with many pools taking over 3 months. On average, concrete pools take a minimum of 8 weeks.
Are fiberglass swimming pools easy to maintain?
Fiberglass pools are the ideal material for swimming pools because it is smooth, non-porous, strong and flexible.
After installing your fiberglass pool, the average maintenance cost for 10 years is approximately $4,200; compared to $16,950 for concrete and $11,500 for vinyl liner pools.
Some quick comparisons between fiberglass pools, concrete pools and vinyl liner pools:
|Structural Guarantee||Lifetime 100%|
|Maintenance Hours Per Week||1 Hour|
|Lifetime Cost of Ownership||Very Low|
To see the full comparison chart read our article: Comparing Fiberglass Pools, Concrete Pools and Vinyl Liner Pools
What are the best brands of fiberglass pools?
We chose our brands of pools due to quality of construction, available options to choose from, and the warranties behind each line of pool. Here is a quick look:
- “Lifetime structural warranty– Manufacturer warrants the Pool against leaking due to structural failure
- The surface finish of the Pool (the cosmetic finish, referred to as the “gelcoat” or “solid surface finish”) is warranted against osmotic blisters for as long as the original buyer owns the pool.
- In the event of structural failure, as defined above, Manufacturer (or its authorized agent) shall repair or replace the Pool shell to restore its structural integrity.”
Click to see the Trilogy Pools Warranty
- “Viking warrants it’s fiberglass pool shell to be structurally sound for as long as you live.
- In the event of a failure of the pool to hold water, Viking will repair the same so that it does hold water.
- Viking warrants the surface against blistering due to defects in materials or workmanship with a limited LIFETIME warranty!
Click to see the Viking Pools Warranty
Blue Hawaiian Fiberglass Pools
- Warrants fiberglass pool shell to be structurally sound for as long as you live.
- Blue Hawaiian finish coat or gelcoat is warranted against blistering, staining, excessive fading, discoloration, and surface yellowing caused by material or manufacturing these facts for a period of 20 years from the date of manufacture.“
Click to see the Blue Hawaiian Pools Warranty
Liberty Composite Pools (LCP)
- LCP warrants each fiberglass pool shell to be structurally sound for 25 years.
- Liberty gelcoat is warranted against blistering, staining, excessive fading, discoloration, and surface yellowing caused by material or manufacturing these facts for a period of 20 years from the date of manufacture.“
Click to see the Liberty Composite Pools Warranty
How do I know a fiberglass pool is right for me?
You may not know exactly what you want, or what will work best for your backyard. Let Aquamarine Pools (aquapools.com) experienced staff go over all the options to choose from in order to make an informed decision.
In the meantime, here are shape, style and size options that can get you started:
Our fiberglass pool shapes:
- Lap & Exercise
Common fiberglass pool styles:
- Diving Pools
- Plunge Pools
- Cocktail Pools
- Sport Pools
- Tanning Ledge Pools
Learn more: Pool Styles
Fiberglass pool sizes:
- Small fiberglass pools: 8’ to 12’ and under
- Medium fiberglass pools: Pools 14’ wide
- Large fiberglass pools: Pools 15’-16’ wide
Learn more: Pool Sizes