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Last Updated: May 18, 2020

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Fiberglass Pool Costs

On average, a fiberglass pool costs around $45,000. That includes about $15,000 in labor and $30,000 in materials. Most homeowners report spending an average between $20,451 and $38,196 but costs can get as high as $75,000 depending on size, shape and house location. Fiberglass pool installation is only slightly more expensive than vinyl lined pools at $20,000 to $40,000, but less than concrete pools that typically cost about $50,000.

Fiberglass pool prices vary so much because of add-ons like a heat pump, security cover, or decking. Your location and the size and shape of your pool will also influence the overall budget.

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Fiberglass Inground Pool Prices Installed

The $15,000 to $75,000 price range depends on the size and shape you choose. It splits into materials at $5,000 to $55,000 and labor at $10,000 to $20,000. Materials include the shell, backfill, and necessary equipment like a filter, heat pump, and cooling pump.

Prefab Pool Prices

A fiberglass pool shell costs between $4,500 and $30,000. The exact price depends on the configuration (shape and depth) and size. You may pay up to $50,000 for large, custom shapes and sizes more than 40 feet long.

You can save that budget by building a pool yourself, but it's a labor-intensive process that requires significant knowledge, expertise, and the right equipment. 

Fiberglass Pool Installation Cost

A pool company will charge between $10,000 and $20,000 for the installation. That price includes:

  • Shell
  • Shipping
  • Excavation
  • Filter pump
  • Backfill
  • Filling the pool

It does not include decking, fencing, and other optional add-ons like lighting, fountains, or an automatic cover.

Labor alone will be around $5.50 per square foot, or $1,500 total for about 275 square feet. Most companies base their quote on a 5-man crew at 160 labor hours, taking the size of the pool into account. Ask the installer whether labor costs are included in the quote.

Average Cost to Convert a Vinyl Liner Pool to Fiberglass

Expect to pay between $40,000 and $65,000 to replace a vinyl liner with fiberglass. That's more expensive than installing an inground pool from scratch in most cases. It's necessary if you want to improve on your vinyl option in the same space in your yard.

The reason for the greater expense is the increased workload. The price of removing the vinyl liner can range up to $2,000. Access to the installation site is typically more difficult. You might need to dig up more space for the stones to backfill around the new shell.

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Fiberglass Pool Designs and Costs

TypePrice Range
Above Ground$20,000-$75,000
Lap Pool$30,000-$65,000
Saltwater Pool$20,000-$60,000
Infinity Pool$40,000-$70,000
Zero Entry$30,000-$75,000
Plunge Pool$15,000-$40,000

Above Ground Fiberglass Pool Prices

Expect to pay between $20,000 and $75,000 for a fiberglass pool that's at least semi above-ground.

This is much higher than the typical cost of an above-ground pool ($800 to $4,100). Fiberglass needs more support to avoid cracks and stay level, requiring a structure around it that keeps everything in place

Fiberglass Lap Pools Prices

The price of a lap pool ranges between $30,000 and $65,000. Its narrow shape is perfect for small properties, taking up only about 40x8 feet. 

Fiberglass Saltwater Pools

Saltwater pool prices range between $20,000 and $60,000. Fiberglass is great for this option because the salt will not damage or compromise the material.

Fiberglass Infinity Pools

The typical budget for an infinity pool ranges between $40,000 and $70,000. Also known as zero or negative edge, they add elegance by blending the edge of the water with the horizon. Fiberglass and custom tile are the most common building materials.

Zero Entry

Expect to pay between $30,000 and $75,000 for a zero-entry pools. This option is also known as a walk-in, offering a smooth path to enter rather than steps or a ladder. The water at the shallow end is typically warmest.

Fiberglass Plunge Pools

The price of a plunge pool ranges between $15,000 and $40,000. It's a more cost-effective option for small properties and budgets. The basin measures 6 by 12 feet and is 4 to 6 feet deep.

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Fiberglass Swimming Pool Pricing by Size

SizeAverage Price
10x20$17,000-$35,000
10x30$25,000-$55,000
12x16$15,000-$32,000
12x20$20,000-$45,000
12x30$27,000-$52,000
15x20$30,000-$60,000
15x30$32,000-$65,000
16x32$35,000-$68,000
16x40$45,000-$72,000
20x40$50,000-$75,000

Small Fiberglass Pools Prices

Beyond the standard sizes listed above, small cocktail or spool pools cost between $15,000 and $35,000. They're perfect for smaller gatherings, providing a cool spot in summer or heated plunge for the winter.

Average Cost of Fiberglass Pools by State

StateCost Range
Alabama$15,000-$55,000
California$20,000-$60,000
Florida$15,000-$55,000
Michigan$25,000-$65,000
Nevada$20,000-$60,000
New Jersey$30,000-$75,000
North Carolina$20,000-$65,000
Ohio$25,000-$70,000
Pennsylvania$25,000-$70,000
Texas$15,000-$60,000
Utah$15,000-$50,000
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Preformed Pool Prices by Brand

Popular brands to manufacture fiberglass pools include Viking (now part of Latham Pools), San Juan, Trilogy, Leisure, and River Pools and Spas. These brands don't offer standard, direct-to-consumer pricing. Instead, they work with installation companies, who include the price of the shell in their overall quote.

Fiberglass Inground Pool Cost Factors

  • Size: plan with about $800 per foot, not including installation. All things considered, your pool will cost about $1,200 or more per foot.
  • Decking costs: $4-$20 per square foot and are typically concrete. Choices go from a rough broom finish ($4-$8) to stamped concrete and pavers ($11-$20).
  • Heat pumps cost$1,500-$3,500 including installation. Adding a cooling pump to maintain a specific temperature range adds another $600-$1,000.
  • Fencing prices$13-$50 per linear foot and a gate adds $350-$500. A fence can protect pets and small children. Many communities require it.
  • Pool permits: $50-$200 in most states. Most contractors will be responsible for the application but may charge you for them in their first invoice.

In addition, you may need to plan for the price of optional pool accessories, which can go up to $3,800 each. They may include:

  • Slides
  • Diving boards
  • Handrails and ladders
  • Mosaic tile
  • Security covers
  • Automatic covers
  • Surface colors
  • Lighting
  • Fountains
  • Waterfalls
  • Hot tubs
  • Jets
  • Automatic vacuum systems
  • Retaining walls
  • Salt chlorine generators

Exact prices depend on the accessory as well as its size, style and manufacturer. Shop around for your best deals and ask if the quote includes installation.

Fiberglass Pool Maintenance Costs

The price to maintain your pool ranges between $120 and $380 per cleaning, or about $400 to $600 total per year. That's relatively low compared to other options. A concrete liner, for instance, costs up to $2,700 per year to maintain.

Some installers offer maintenance programs for as little as $15 per month

FAQs

How much does a fiberglass pool liner cost?

The liner ranges between $4,500 and $30,000. Unlike vinyl, it's a hard shell that is completely finished by the time it's shipped to your property.

How much does it cost to put in a fiberglass pool yourself?

DIY fiberglass pool installation ranges between $5,000 to $55,000. You save all professional labor costs, but this option only makes sense if you have extensive expertise and experience in preparing your property and placing the shell.

Is a fiberglass pool cheaper than concrete or Gunite?

Fiberglass compares favorably to the price of a concrete pool, which ranges between $35,000 and $100,000 or more. Other benefits of fiberglass pools include faster installation time and less maintenance. On the other hand, the shape is less custom and the lifespan (25 years) is about half the 50-year life of a Gunite cast.

How long do fiberglass pools last?

You can expect about 25 years from your fiberglass pool with relatively little maintenance. If you don't maintain its pH levels, that lifespan can drop to 10 years or less as the chemicals damage the shell.

Are fiberglass pools worth the money?

The average in-ground pool only returns about 15% to 25% of its original investment. But you also have to consider intangible valuables, like the increased time spent outside or ability to exercise. Whether a fiberglass pool is worth the money depends largely on these intangibles.

What's the cheapest fiberglass pool shape and type?

The cheapest shape tends to be a simple rectangle that's no longer or wider than 20 feet. Most installation companies either have it in stock or can order it quickly from their preferred manufacturer. 

How much does fiberglass pool repairs or resurfacing cost?

On average, refinishing your shell costs around $6,500. Smaller fiberglass pool repairs range from $300 to $700 and may include fixing a spider crack or retouching fading color.

Are there fiberglass semi above ground pools for sale?

All fiberglass shells can be half-above ground, but only with the proper support around them. The material is not designed to hold up on its own above the surface. Ask your installation company about your options.

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