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Fiberglass Pool Prices: How Much is My Pool Really Going to Cost?

How much does a fiberglass pool cost?  ....or......What's the price of a fiberglass pool?

Splash!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

Basic Install:

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

Turn Key:

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,

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Great article Marcus. The price range is right on. It should help consumers make their buying decision.
Posted @ Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:27 AM by
Question...I have a fiberglass pool and use chlorine granules. Why do I have to use so much soda ash to keep the PH in line...?
Posted @ Thursday, July 09, 2009 5:55 PM by
There are a few reasons this may be happening. First, granular chlorine is not ph neutral, and therefore affects a pool's ph with each use. Second, you want to make sure you alkalinity is in line, which acts as a buffer for your ph. Finally, I'd urge you to consider adding a salt system to your pool. Salt chlorine is rather ph neutral, so combined with a fiberglass pool it makes for a very easy pool to maintain....And one last suggestion: Don't be too paranoid about your ph. With a fiberglass pool, you do have more leeway. As long as it's about 7.0-8.0, I don't suggest messing with it too much. Good luck!!
Posted @ Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:25 PM by Marcus Edward Sheridan
any suggestions on who to buy from - we don't want to have any "projects" left once the pool is installed 
Posted @ Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:01 AM by Michelle Compton
I have an inground 25,000 gallon fiberglass pool that I would like to remove, as I never use it (it came with the house). It is completely operational and I maintain it. Do you have an idea of how much it would cost to remove this? It is quite accessible, as it is off the corner of the house, and next to a long drive. There is no wall around my 1 acre property, so getting a crane up close would not be problematic. 
There's approximately 2' of cool decking along the sides of the pool, and 6' at either end. 
The equipment rests about12-15' from one end of the pool (where all of the underground plumbing is). 
I also would like to know what this may be worth, as a re-sale. I have a 2 hp Hayward motor/pump, sand filter, and salt generator. 
If there are any pitfalls in removing this, I would appreciate knowing that, as I do not want any damage to my house. I intend to build a room where the pool now sits, so the remaining hole would not be a problem....thanks!
Posted @ Sunday, August 23, 2009 6:16 PM by karla
Hi Karla, and thanks for adding your interesting question. One thing you may want to try and do is find out what type of fiberglass pool it is. In other words, the name of the manufacturer and the model as well. This may or may not be possible, but if anyone buys it they'll need the dig specs from the manufacturer. As far as resale goes, that is a tough one. I would say that once you get the pool out of the ground, you might, and I stress might, be able to sell the shell for a couple thousand dollars. Notwithstanding, keep in mind that you'll have the expenses of concrete removal and the cost of a crane to help take it out. Once the hole remains, you may need to fill it with something like gravel so as to make sure it wont settle with the new structure on top of it. Well I hope this helps a little. Best of luck!!!
Posted @ Monday, August 24, 2009 6:35 AM by Marcus Sheridan
I would like to contact Karla. I am a concrete contractor, and at no charge would be interested in purchasing the pool. Please contact me at the email provided above.
Posted @ Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:09 PM by Daniel Rebich
I would be interesting in removing the pool at no charge. And negogiating a price to purchase.
Posted @ Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:33 PM by Daniel Rebich
I have a 32000 gallon fiberglass inground pool, we dont use it, and would really like to remove it, what is a good way to find someone to remove a pool and is there anyway to remove it and reuse it in another location, I would be interested in giving it to someone if they wanted to remove it, it has no issues we just are not pool users.
Posted @ Friday, November 06, 2009 11:00 AM by Kellie
we are located in north texas
Posted @ Friday, November 06, 2009 11:01 AM by kellie
I am trying to salvage possibly sell a 12' x 20' fiberglass San Juan pool. I have the pool plans and other info. I would love to chat with Daniel Rebich from the blog above to see if he is interested. If anyone has his contact info. There is a glass structure/ building houseing the pool that has to come down/salvaged also. We are in Denver CO. Everything needs to be taken out by Dec. 1st. Does anyone know anyone that may be interested in the pool? 
Thanks,Kellie Mills Denver CO 
Posted @ Sunday, November 08, 2009 8:19 AM by Kellie Mills
Anyone in the Sacramento area looking to sell a small pool shell??
Posted @ Monday, September 26, 2011 9:05 AM by Mike Schott
Thanks Marcus. Now i know what to look for when i decide to buy one.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:02 PM by Ives S.
I love your helpful hints and your website. I have learned a lot from ya'll. 
I have one question - should I feel salt on the bottom of the pool? I have been in some salt water pools that felt like they had sand on the bottom of the pool..
Posted @ Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:49 PM by Harold Aukerman
What is the best form of adhesive to use when installing sandstone coping on a fiberglass pool? Do you need to sand the gel coat first? The fiberglass rim is about 3" and there is 12" of concrete around the perimeter.  
Any advice on material or adhesive? 
Posted @ Friday, August 24, 2012 12:34 PM by Shannon
I am almost signing a contract to have an Alaglass pool installed. It's going to reinforced do to partial out of ground with retaining wall on one side. What are your feelings with this company. I live in north Carolina and Charlotte Fiberglass is going to install our pool. I have been told they make a quality pool. Thank you for your time . Stephen
Posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:54 AM by Stephen davidson
Stephen, thanks for asking. I think if the pool is reinforced you'll do fine, and then the key is that the installer does a good job. 
Posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:00 PM by Marcus Sheridan
Im looking at a hatteras fiberglass pool. Anyone have any feedback on their product?
Posted @ Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:21 AM by John
I am in Long Island NY and have a 20x40ft inground fiberglass walled pool. 2 walls are broken but the rest are intact if anyone looking for these walls.
Posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 10:15 PM by Stephanie
Great things can happen everyday, you just have to stay focus and move forward..
Posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:06 PM by food list for survival
i also had a fiberglass pool installed a few years ago, no regrets yet.
Posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 1:55 AM by Stukadoor
I also made a decision to have an Alaglass pool installed
Posted @ Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:08 AM by Sectionale poorten
I have had my fiberglass pool by Alaglass now for three months now. Very happy with install and the ease of maintaining a fiberglass pool. I went with the advise from Gabe Ortez from Alaglass and Damian from Charollett fiberglass the installers and went with the cartridge filter, pilot salt system and I added a heat pump. Can't wait for our first snow, my family and I will be swimming in 87* water. You will not be unhappy with an Alaglass pool  
Posted @ Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:34 PM by Stephen
What are your feelings about a hatteras fiberglass pool?
Posted @ Wednesday, October 02, 2013 10:55 AM by Aluminium dakgoot
My fiberglass pool has been around now for more than six years and so far so good.
Posted @ Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:51 AM by Dakwerken Limburg
Awesome blog it's nice to see another fiberglass pool builder helping customer's with the first step to owning an in ground fiberglass swimming pool. I write estimates for one of the largest pool builders in the mid west and this is usually the first question.I hope people realize building an in ground pool is very similar to building a new house. The company I work for in Michigan has to pull all the same permits as a home builder i.e. building permit, soil erosion permit, land use permit, electric permit, mechanical permit.I also like to tell each and every one of my customers just like building a house your swimming pool project is a construction project with delays because of weather or inspector's ect. I hope every customer realizes you are not buying a shinny new Ferrari that is just going to show up and boom you get to swim. A typical swimming pool project can take as long as 4-6 weeks.Now that's not to say we haven't had them done in as little as a week, but I always give my customers the worst case scenario. Again great article and if there are any people who live in Michigan looking for a swimming pool please feel free to email me at Thanks all Jerry Kukla Midwest pools inc.
Posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:54 PM by Jerry Kukla
Great article Marcus. The price range is right on. It should help consumers make their buying decision.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:11 PM by Speeddating Hasselt
What is the best form of adhesive to use when installing sandstone coping on a fiberglass pool? Do you need to sand the gel coat first? The fiberglass rim is about 3" and there is 12" of concrete around the perimeter.  
Any advice on material or adhesive?
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 8:05 AM by Sectionale poort
Just read about how this article really transformed your business by actually answering people's questions. Congrats Marcus.
Posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:08 PM by Lifestyle Business Guy
bought a home 2 years ago that has a salt water, fiberglass pool. Last fall, it developed a leak, there are no cracks in the fiberglass, and I let the water leak down to about 2 1/2 feet (the pool is a little over 4 feet deep). Where do I go from here?
Posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:35 PM by Daten
bought a home 2 years ago that has a salt water, fiberglass pool. Last fall, it developed a leak, there are no cracks in the fiberglass, and I let the water leak down to about 2 1/2 feet (the pool is a little over 4 feet deep). Where do I go from here?
Posted @ Thursday, July 03, 2014 4:36 AM by Ramen Limburg
I am looking to put in a pool in ocho rios, jamaica at my house there (i live in canada most of the year) does anyone know a company that will ship a fibreglass pool there? How much $$$ am i looking at? Am i better to build a traditional concrete pool as thats the only thing i ever see in jamaica 
Posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:43 AM by david
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