This, of course, is always one of the first questions a pool shopper has when starting the research process for a fiberglass pool. The problem with answering this question, though, is the fact that a swimming pool has so many options it can be very tough for one to truly know what the price to swim in a fiberglass pool will be. Notwithstanding, I'll do my best here to give you some realistic price ranges as to what most people will spend. (And remember, these prices are AVERAGE, and can vary drastically depending on the product, the region, the company, etc, etc)
Just the Shell
Occasionally I'll have a customer that just wants to buy the fiberglass shell. Although there are many more costs involved with a fiberglass pool installation, there are people out there that want to do everything and buy every single component individually. Therefore, the expected price range is as follows(Keep in mind these price ranges do not include shipping, filter system, etc:
Small Fiberglass Pool Shell(26' in length or less): $10,000-$19,000
Medium Fiberglass Pool Shell(27'-34' in length): $13,000-$20,000
Large Fiberglass Pool Shell(35' or more in length): $15,000-$27,000
This typically includes: Shell, shipping, pump/filter system, excavation, backfill, pool full water
Most pools, not including other options, will have a price range of $25,000-$45,000. (This, like everything else mentioned in this article, is contingent on a variety of factors)
Basic Install plus Concrete:
This includes everything mentioned in the basic install plus the concrete patio(Most concrete patios range from 400-800 square feet around a swimming pool)
Typical Price Range: $23,000-$50,000
This includes everything found in Basic install w/concrete, but it also includes fencing and electrical costs.
Typical Price Range: $35,000-$75,000
Prices For Other Options:
Automatic Pool Covers: Prices usually run between $5000-$13,000 for most autocovers
Salt Chorine Generators: Salt systems usually cost between $1,000-$2500
Pool Security Covers: Prices for Security Covers range from $1300-$3000 in most cases
Heat Pumps: Most heat pumps cost between $3500-$6000, plus additional cost for electrical hook up
Waterline/Perimeter Tile: Most pool dealers charge between $1500-$3000 to tile a fiberglass swimming pool (on the waterline).
Retaining Walls: Retaining walls can get very expensive, and depending on the size can obviously vary a huge degree. Most walls cost $5000-$15,000.
Water Features: The price of pool water features vary drastically, especially when it comes to custom waterfalls.
Pool Lights: Most pool lights cost between $700-$2000
Although all of these numbers and prices are very general, I do hope this article helps you to have a better feel for fiberglass pool pricing and what to expect when you start going through the pool buying process.
Marcus Sheridan, www.PoolSchool.us
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