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Estimating the cost of putting in a fibreglass pool

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Installing a fibreglass pool is not something done overnight. You need to do some planning regarding its location, depth, size and it’s cost. Though price is important, you can’t afford to scrimp on the pool as a cheap pool may be difficult to maintain, be of a poor quality and have a short warranty.

Here is an estimate to let you get an idea of the cost of installing a fibreglass pool.

While self-installation may be a cheaper option even for do-it-yourself people, you need to spend lots of time and energy buying the required materials and installing the pool. Installed packages are a better option here as it includes the required materials and installation costs, and ranges anywhere between $12,000 to $30,000 depending on size and quality. While the package may include everything needed to install the pool, you still need to prepare the site and possess some excavation and construction skills.

If you are not so keen on self-installation, you could choose a package which includes the pool installation without concrete decking and costs between $20,000-$45,000. You need to hire the right company to install your fibreglass pool, one which knows how to pour a surrounding concrete deck.

The most popular option is a package which includes both installation and concrete work which ranges between $30,000 to $60,000. Most of the work is covered by the contractor in this package, including fencing and electrical work.

Even your site conditions determine the fibreglass pools prices like the size and shape of chosen pool and ease of installing the pool.

No matter how you plan to install the swimming pool, there are some additional costs to bear like:

Lights- $700-$2,000
An automatic pool cover – $5000 to $13,000
Salt chlorine generator – $1,000 to $2,500
Retaining wall -$5,000 to $15,000
Security cover – $1,300 to $3,000
Waterline or perimeter tile – $1,500 to $3,000.

Other additional costs which you can expect are custom work like sprayed finishes and accessories like pool vacuums, tools, diving boards and ladders.

So there is no fixed rate for fibreglass pool installation Australia. It depends on your personal choice, if you want to have it professionally or self-installed and any additional accessories you buy.

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