As Des Moines' Best Inground Fiberglass Pool Company we proudly serve Polk, Dallas, Madison, Warren, and Guthrie Counties.
Why is River Pools considered the Des Moines Area's Swimming Pool Builder of Choice?
River Pools designs and manufactures the world class fiberglass pools they install.
What does this mean to you?
It means that you can have a single trusted source for the manufacturing and installation of your fiberglass pool.
We find that too often, people struggle with the fact that they need to research and find at least two different companies: a fiberglass pool manufacturer, and an independent local installer or dealer of that brand.
During this process, some find a fiberglass pool manufacturer they like, but unfortunately, the local dealer doesn't resonate with them.
Conversely, they may have a good report with a local dealer, but are underwhelmed with certain aspects of the fiberglass pool manufacturer they carry.
We offer a unique solution: One trusted brand, one amazing experience!
River Pools is the manufacturer and installer of world-class inground fiberglass pools.
Our Service Area
Our service area is approximately a 100-mile (2-hour) radius from Des Moines, IA.
Why Should You Trust River Pools of Des Moines As Your Local Pool Installer?
With this vast construction background, and a proven track record of amazing local fiberglass pool projects, River Pools is the trusted inground pool builder in the Des Moines area.
In Des Moines, the way a fiberglass pool is installed is very important. Our advanced installation techniques have virtually eliminated the most common problems associated with fiberglass pool installations:
- Settlement or shifting of the pool shell
- Leaks in plumbing lines and around jets and other pool fittings
- Separation between the pool and patio
- Bulges in the side walls of the pool
The River Pools Way: Advanced Installation will create a backyard you'll love for decades to come.
How Much Do Inground Pools Cost in the Des Moines area?
Inground pools in the Des Moines, IA area typically start around $60,000 and can go upward of $200,000 with an average price range of a fiberglass pool typically being between $70,000 and $85,000.
Some of the factors that affect the price of an inground swimming pool in Des Moines are:
1. The pool type (fiberglass, gunite, or vinyl)
Gunite pools are typically the most expensive type of pool to install and own in the Des Moines area.
Vinyl liner pools are the least expensive to install initially, but the cost of liner replacements over time make them more costly in the long run.
Fiberglass pools have the advantage of having a lower initial price than gunite, and a lower lifetime cost of ownership than both other pool types.
This is due to the unmatched durability of fiberglass pools.
With a lifetime warranty on the structure of the pool and an amazing low maintenance gelcoat finish, a fiberglass pool shell will typically not require any repair or refinishing work for decades.
2. Access to the backyard
Pool construction requires moving a tremendous amount of construction materials (dirt, stone, concrete, the pool shell, etc.) in and out of your backyard. Because of this, the accessibility of trucks and other equipment to the site plays a factor in the price of your pool.
This can impact the price of pool installation as much as $5,000 or $10,000 in the most extreme cases.
3. The scope of the project
River Pools of Des Moines specializes in designing and building pool projects of all sizes, but it all begins with an amazing pool and patio.
According to your budget and needs, the design often integrates other elements such as gazebos, pergolas, pool houses, hot tubs, custom retaining walls, etc.
As the scope of the project grows, so does the budget.
At River Pools, we are experts at helping you develop your long-term vision for your backyard and creating a plan to get you there, whether implemented all at once or phased in over time.
Are Fiberglass Pools Really Better than Concrete or Vinyl Liner Pools in the Des Moines Area?
Fiberglass pools have tremendous benefits.
It's no surprise they're becoming extremely popular in Iowa, but they are not for everyone.
If you would like to capitalize on the following benefits, there's a good chance fiberglass pools are a good fit for you.
- Beautiful aesthetics
- Low maintenance
- Low lifetime cost of ownership
- Quick installation
- Automatic Cover Friendly
- Integrated steps, benches, and tanning ledges
- Manufactured in a controlled environment
- Smooth surface (A great swimming experience compared to an abrasive concrete pool finish)
To learn more about the benefits of fiberglass pools and how they compare to concrete or vinyl liner pools check out our Inground Pool Comparison Page.
Why choose a River Fiberglass Pool?
We ensure our manufacturing plant is the perfect atmosphere for building your pool, from temperature to technique.
We're one of the only manufacturers that uses 100% vinyl ester resin to provide maximum durability for your pool surface. Our hand-laid layers of woven roving and honeycomb structural materials provide support exactly where it's needed.
You can trust The River Pools Way: Advanced Manufacturing to create a pool that stands the test of time.
If you are considering an inground pool in the Des Moines area and would like to learn more about how the process of buying an inground pool works, simply fill out the form below to get the process started!