As we enter the late stages of summer, people in some parts of the country are taking the time to enjoy their swimming pools just a few more times before the cold weather hits. This summer’s beach and business closures have underscored the need for a backyard pool for many homeowners. Now is the perfect time to start looking into swimming pool construction. Take a look at these frequently asked questions about fiberglass pool installation and start the process soon for your pool to be ready by next summer.
What Makes a Fiberglass Pool Special?
There are many different types of backyard water features. Swimming pools can be made of fiberglass, concrete, vinyl liners, and more. A fiberglass pool can be installed either above or in the ground, and they are often shipped prefabricated for easier installation. Fiberglass is more resistant to daily wear than concrete, which can require repair over time. Vinyl liners can have a similar feel underfoot, but they are less durable than fiberglass. Vinyl can become stained, scratched, or scuffed during use. Although fiberglass is more expensive than vinyl, it is still relatively affordable.
What is the Installation Process Like?
Fiberglass pool installation involves a few basic steps: excavation, foundation construction, shell installation, plumbing installation, backfilling, and finishing. Your fiberglass pool installation team will dig up a pit that will house the pool’s fiberglass shell. They will install a foundation (typically gravel), insert the fiberglass shell, and set up any necessary plumbing. After the plumbing is in place, the crew will fill any gaps around the edge of the pool. The finishing process includes adding decorative borders, decks, paving, fencing, and other finishing touches. While fiberglass pool installation takes longer than installing a vinyl liner, it is typically faster than concrete pool construction.
How Much Will a Fiberglass Pool Cost?
Fiberglass is usually between vinyl and concrete in terms of cost, though models made of each material can sit at a few different price points. Fiberglass swimming pools can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $85,000, though there are outliers. While some homeowners may balk at the expense, there are two crucial facts to consider: 1) there will be additional annual costs for power, water, and maintenance, and 2) fiberglass pools are usually cheaper than concrete and will often last much longer than both concrete and vinyl.
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