4 Expenses When Purchasing A Fiberglass Pool For Your Backyard

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4 Expenses When Purchasing A Fiberglass Pool For Your Backyard

17 October 2016
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If you live in a warm climate, having a pool in your backyard can provide hours of enjoyment during the hot summer months. There are several different types of in-ground pools available, but fiberglass pools are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. If you are interested in a fiberglass pool, you may be wondering about what you will need to pay for in order to get the pool and have it installed. Continue reading to learn more about fiberglass pools:

Pool Shell

Your first expense will be the fiberglass pool shell that will be installed in the ground of your backyard. The cost for a pool shell varies depending on the size and any colors or finishes that you would like. Prior to making your purchase, you may want to visit a fiberglass pool show room to see the various options in person.


Fiberglass pool shells are typically shipped to a residence after they are ordered. Since most fiberglass pool shells are somewhat large, shipping costs can make up a good percentage of the overall cost of the pool. If possible, order from a company that is as close to your home as possible.

Crane Services

Something as heavy and large as a fiberglass pool shell usually can't easily be moved by people. In most cases, you will need to hire a crane service to come to your home and lift the pool shell over your fence and place it into the hole that has been dug. For maximum savings, get quotes from several crane services companies before hiring one. Ensure that the quotes include the cost of the rigger who will operate the crane and lift the pool. Contact the city or county to find out if you need to get a permit before you have the crane services done.

Electrical Work

Your new fiberglass pool will need to be hooked up to a pool pump and filtration system and electricity will be needed for any lights inside the pool. Your installation costs may include hiring an electrician who is experienced in setting up the electrical infrastructure for an inground pool. Costs can go up if your current breaker box does not have the capability to handle the new circuits and you need to install a new electrical panel for the pool. The last thing you want is electrical problems with the pool after it is installed, so hire an electrician who is licensed and insured.  

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