• Michael Bowers

Vinyl vs Fiberglass vs Concrete Pools



VINYL LINED IN GROUND POOLS

PROS

1: Vinyl lined pools typically take 3-6 weeks to build

2: Initial costs vary from $19,000-$50,000, which is the lowest cost in ground pool.

3: Vinyl Pools are just as customizable as concrete pools. If you can dream it you can make it.

4: Vinyl pools do have a smoother surface than a concrete pool but are much less durable.

CONS

1: Vinyl Lined Pools are the most likely to leak

2: Liners need to be replaced every 5-9 years at a cost of over $5,000.00 each time.

3: Liners fade quickly

FIBERGLASS POOLS

PROS

1: Fiberglass Pools have the lowest long term cost of ownership of all 3 types of pools.

2: Fiberglass Pools are 17 times stronger than concrete pools

3: Fiberglass Pools will flex up to 12" without structural damage.

4: Smooth non pouros surface is easier to clean and maintain.

5: Quick installation time. Installations typically take from 7 days to 3 weeks.

6: No need to retile or resurface the pool ever. This leads to substantial cost savings over the other types of pools.

7: Less mess in the yard. Fiberglass pools are built offsite so that mess doesnt happen in your yard.

CONS

1: Fiberglass Pools have the highest initial purchase price Prices range from $35,000.00 - $75,000.00

2: Limited to 16' wide pools and 45' lenght.

3: Not customizable. Limited to the models offered by the manufacturer.

CONCRETE POOLS

PROS

1: Initial purchase price is the middle of the road. Typically from $30,000-$60,000.00

2: Limitless design abilities. Much like a vinyl pool, if you can think it, it can be built.

Fiberglass pool do have the highest initial purchase price, but in the long term fiberglass pools are the most cost effective pool option due the substantial cost savings due to not needing to resurface or re line your pool.Fiberglass pools cost $35,000-$75,000.00 initially but will save you approximately $10,000.00 - $15,000.00 every ten years. In spite of limited shapes and sizes most people can find a model that fits their needs.

Fiberglass pools are built offsite, and it’s messy for sure! But unlike with concrete or vinyl liner pools, that mess doesn’t happen in your backyard. Starting up a fiberglass pool correctly while still important, the shell itself is a lot more durable and has less chance of staining or damage than with a concrete pool.

For our fiberglass pools, we typically have one crew that puts the pool in, and another crew that will do the paver patio and or concrete decking. Regardless the same foreman will be on site(our Owner- Michael J Bowers) for the entire project. Our customers appreciate that they have one point of contact for the entire process.

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