How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost?
Let’s face it - this is a question that is both hard to answer and it is one of the first questions that every potential pool owner asks. The short answer is that it all depends on what you are looking for in a pool project. But we both know that is not very helpful so I am going to do my best to shed some light on the subject.
When comparing the category of purchase a swimming pool is I think of other large purchases such as a new vehicle. There are just so many options available on new cars that it is hard to put a solid number on that car until you take into account what options you are interested in. Now since I am more of a truck guy than a car guy I know that a base model Chevy pickup truck can start in the low $20’s and hit $50k very easily once the customer adds some options such as 4-wheel drive, extended cab, chrome package, bigger rims & tires, sunroof, power windows, power seats, CD player, Navigation, Heated seats, etc. Now take into account that most people don’t keep their vehicle very long – 4 to 5 years on average, why do so many people buy so many of these upgrades? It is because most people understand how important it is to get what you want the first time so there is no regrets down the road. Since most people spend at least 30 minutes a day in their vehicles, they want to make sure their vehicle will give them the peace of mind that they want. Things that are Paramount on consumers’ minds when shopping for a vehicle are things like comfort, quality, style, longevity and ease of use. These are the same key points that are on the minds of in-ground pool shoppers as well. This is because they know that they will see this pool every day as long as they live in their home. Knowing this most pool shoppers elect to go with the pool that will make them the happiest for the long haul. Some others – unfortunately – will focus their attention on finding the cheapest contractor. By doing this they are sacrificing things such as; low-maintenance, quality, warranty and style. This will lead to regret down the road, but unlike their vehicle you can’t trade your swimming pool in. You are stuck with it.
Hopefully this analogy between vehicles and swimming pools made sense.
So what are some common options that you can purchase with your new swimming pool?
- Tile at the waterline
- Colored pool surfaces
- LED pool and landscape lighting
- Patio / Deck / Outdoor Living area
- Waterfalls / Water Features
- Salt Chlorine Generators (salt water pool)
- Automatic covers
- Winter safety covers
- Handrails & ladders
- Tanning ledge
- Spill over spa
- Spa jets in pool
- Robot Vacuum
- Retaining walls
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Fire pits/places
The list goes on and on, there are a ton of options available. When we come to your home for an at home quote we will let you know all of your options and just as importantly what you don’t need.
When someone calls us and asks us how much a pool costs you can see how that can become a difficult question. One of the key factors is how much of the project you want us to do. Unlike most pool companies, we will do as much or as little of the work as you would like us do. This flexibility leads to less stress and more savings for you.
*Westchester County as well as some others require a special license for electrical work. In this case Albert Group will either recommend a licensed electrician or you may use the electrician of your choice.