Similar to our previous post on the costs of installing a vinyl inground pool, in this article, we are outlining both the fixed costs that comes with installing a fibreglass inground pool and the variable costs such as landscaping the pool area in your backyard.
Base Fixed Cost for Fibreglass Pools
The purchase of the pre-fabricated fibreglass pool is the biggest fixed cost for installing an inground swimming pool. A 14’x30’ rectangular shaped fibreglass pool with regular options will start at around $60,000 (plus taxes). This includes the administration and paperwork required to get the permit, the fibreglass pool shell, excavation, delivery of the shell, water heater, plumbing, cartridge filter, pump, two LED lights, salt cell, fabrene winter cover and pool maintenance starter kit. While the entry cost of fibreglass pools are higher than vinyl swimming pools, it is worth noting that fibreglass inground pools have a lower cost of maintenance over the lifetime of the pool.
Variable Costs for Fibreglass Pools
There are plenty of pool designs, additional features and options to choose from which will add to a base fibreglass pool. Features like the number of swim-up seating, steps, wading area and spas are built in to the fibreglass pool shape that you choose. You can also add water features such as waterfalls and deck jets.
The shape of the fibreglass pool you choose will not affect the cost of the build, but it may affect the cost of labour. Other factors such as accessibility to your backyard and the type of machines that can be used on your property will also have an impact on costs. Your choice of landscaping material around the pool deck will also vary depending on your choice of concrete or interlocking stone.
For your budgeting purposes, fibreglass inground pools will typically start at $80,000 for the pool, installation and pool deck landscaping.