While it’s true that fibreglass pool prices are higher than those of vinyl or concrete pools, the reason for this can be summed up in one word: durability. In fact, when you look at the big picture, you’ll be astonished to discover that the total cost of fibreglass pools could actually be lower than the other two.
Fibreglass pools are more durable and require less maintenance than either vinyl or concrete pools. So yes, you might pay more now, but in the long run, you could end up saving money from repairs and maintenance costs.
Assuming you’ve got the budget, a basic small- to medium-sized fibreglass pool (inclusive of filter and chlorinator) should not break the bank. Other costs to consider over and above this include mandatory pool fencing, associated landscaping, transport and lighting. Fibreglass shells are supplied in set shapes and take less time to have built and installed.
Still the Best Deal
For all intents and purposes, fibreglass pools are durable and could last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, whereas vinyl and concrete pools need to be replaced or renovated periodically. A concrete pool could last for decades, but this only means there’s an expensive renovation project waiting to get done.
Since fibreglass pools are non-porous, which means they are resistant to algae and require less chemical treatment. The fact that you needn’t spend for additional chemicals spells huge savings and good news for your pocketbook.