What does a fibreglass pool cost?
There are lot of different factors that affect the cost of a fibreglass pool. The single biggest influence on cost is the size and the depth of pool you choose, rather than the actual shape. In our “An Unbiased Comparison Between Vinyl Liner, Concrete and Fibreglass Pools” e-Guide, we talk about costs in a lot more detail.
The starting point for a basic fibreglass pool installation by a pool builder is $16,000 for a small fibreglass pool (4.5m x 2.7m) and up to $35,000 for an extra large fibreglass pool (11m x 4m) assuming good site access and soil type.
Basic installation includes the pool, pump, filter and chlorinator being installed to be compliant with Australian Standards. Lights, paving, landscaping, retaining walls, patios, water features, pool fencing and additional equipment like cleaners and heating are additional costs from there. Pool buyers usually spend an additional $7,000 to $20,000 on these items.
Soil type, trees, infrastructure in the ground, site access all impact costs. Ask for an itemised quote when getting pricing so you can see exactly what the costs are. Your installer making a rough guess from Google Maps is ok for a ballpark figure. However, for a quote your bank account can rely on, insist on your pool installer coming to your house for a site inspection.
Are you wanting to save money so you can afford some of the extras? Buying a fibreglass pool kit with an assisted installation through a licenced installer will generally save you at least $5,000, and up to $20,000, for a medium sized pool compared to full installation through a pool builder.
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My wife and I grew up playing in swimming pools. Our daughters learnt to swim in our backyard fibreglass swimming pool. There is nothing quite like hearing kids splashing about and giggling. As pools do, our pool became a social magnet for friends, family and neighbours which we loved. Helping customers to have their own pool and saving customers thousands on their pool and equipment is the best job in the world.
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