You have decided that an inground pool is the right choice for you, but are you deciding on a fiberglass or concrete pool?
Fiberglass allows you easier cleaning, a smooth finish, and easier chemical balancing over a concrete pool; HOWEVER they do have some shortcomings. If you are looking for something wider than 16′ or a shape like an L, than concrete might be a pool more suited for you.
Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost more than a Concrete Pool?
Inground pool prices vary from state to state and region to region. Labor rates, shipping, and natural resources all play a part in what a pool costs.
In Milwaukee a fiberglass pool cost might be more due to shipping than the fiberglass pool cost in Atlanta. Each mile a fiberglass shell is on the road is an expense to the pool builder, which in turn is a cost to you.
Concrete is a very labor intensive pool build so the cost might be higher if there is a shortage of qualified workers or if the work force is thin overall.
Concrete is more reliant on natural resources than that of a fiberglass shell, so in areas that don’t have plentiful resources might charge higher amounts for producing the pool concrete that is needed.
National Trends state a Fiberglass Pool Cost less than a Concrete
Across the US, the current trend states that purchasing a fiberglass shell is going to cost less than purchasing a concrete pool of a similar size, shape, and depth. The amount from one pool to the other varies, but can be around $10,000 – $25,000.
We say this all the time, don’t hesitate to get multiple inground pool prices on both concrete and fiberglass pool designs. The inground pool prices you get will be much different than what your family gets 200 miles away, regardless if it is fiberglass or concrete.