June 1, 2024
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Build & Install

How Much is My Fibreglass Pool Really Going to Cost?

Discover the cost of installing a fibreglass pool in 2024 in Australia, including a basic installation as well as a turn key installation with pricing for the most popular add-ons and inclusions.

Tony Loxton
How much will my fibreglass pool cost in 2024?

When discussing the financial aspects of installing a fibreglass pool, it’s essential to base any budget planning on well-informed estimates. At Poolz, our estimates derive from deep industry knowledge, enriched by contributions from hundreds of experienced installers nationwide. This collective wisdom helps us provide you with realistic pricing expectations, acknowledging that our figures might be on the higher side compared to some you might encounter online. However, we believe our estimates more accurately reflect the comprehensive costs of a fibreglass pool project, considering all its complexities.

It’s crucial to remember that the prices we discuss are estimates meant to guide you in preliminary financial planning. The actual costs can vary significantly depending on the choices you make regarding the brand of fibreglass pool shell you select, pool accessories, the specifics of your installation site, the professional you choose for the installation, and where you are in Australia.

Fibreglass pool costs in Australia vary depending on where you live

Delving into Fibreglass Pool Costs

For a typical fibreglass pool project, you might expect to invest between $65,000 and $115,000 in 2024. This estimate generally covers a “turn-key” installation, which includes the pool itself, basic landscaping or tiling surrounding the pool, and necessary accessories. This price range also accounts for the logistical aspects managed by your installer, such as contracting and coordinating with other professionals needed to complete the project.

Adding luxurious features such as waterfalls, high-end stone hardscaping, or additional pool functionalities can increase the project cost. For those looking for more detailed pricing tailored to specific needs and preferences, Poolz offers a real-time pool price estimate by simply clicking on ‘GET QUOTES’ which will provide you with local pricing in your suburb. This tool helps potential pool owners create a more personalised estimate, reflecting the unique aspects of their planned pool area and design preferences.

Each element you choose to incorporate into your pool area, from the design to the materials, affects the overall cost. Therefore, understanding these factors and how they impact the budget is crucial for making informed decisions that align with both your aspirations and financial considerations.

Understanding the Essentials of Basic Fibreglass Pool Installation

When it comes to installing a fibreglass pool, understanding what’s included in a ‘base package’ is crucial for setting realistic expectations and budgeting accurately. At Poolz, we strive to demystify the process, ensuring that every potential pool owner knows exactly what they’re investing in from the start.

What’s Included in a Basic Installation?

A standard base package typically covers the essentials needed to get your pool up and running. This includes:

  • The Pool Shell: The core structure of your pool.
  • Delivery: Transporting the shell to your site.
  • Pump and Filter System: Essential for maintaining water clarity and hygiene.
  • Permits & Approvals: Necessary approvals required by local authorities.
  • Excavation and Backfill: Preparing and stabilising the ground where your pool will sit.
  • Water Fill: Adding water to your pool upon completion.
  • Maintenance Equipment: Basic tools needed for ongoing pool care.
  • Site Grading: Preparing the immediate area around your pool, often necessary for proper drainage and stability.

While this covers the basics, it’s important to remember that additional elements such as a surrounding tiling, fencing or upgraded features are typically not included in a basic package. The scope of what’s included can vary significantly between installers, so we always recommend clarifying these details upfront.

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The cost for a basic fibreglass pool installation can vary widely, usually ranging from $55,000 to $75,000. This variance largely depends on the choice of pool shell and the specific requirements of your property, such as size and accessibility which can have a large impact on crane costs. In the event your pool installation needs a large crane lift, you’ll need to factor in the cost of a large crane (usually anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000) and possible road closures.

A large factor in fibreglass pool pricing is access and the surrounding area (eg. tiling, landscaping etc.)

Basic Installation with Surrounds & Fencing

For those looking to extend beyond the basics, many choose to add a tiled area surrounding their pool along with pool fencing. This enhancement not only adds aesthetic value and safety but also functional space for poolside activities. Including a modest tiled area and basic fencing, costs for a typical installation package can range from $65,000 to $85,000, influenced by the size of the pool surrounds and the complexity of the installation.

The All-Inclusive Approach to Fibreglass Pool Installation

Embarking on the journey of installing a fibreglass pool is a significant commitment. That’s why most homeowners opt to go with a more comprehensive turnkey solution that covers every aspect of the project—from the pool shell and surrounds to essential electrical setups and beyond.

What Does Turnkey Installation Include?

A turnkey installation package will provide a complete setup without the need for any additional major inputs from the homeowner. This includes:

  • The Pool Shell: The fibreglass pool.
  • Patio Construction: Seamlessly extends your living space to the water’s edge.
  • Basic Accessories: Enhancements that make your pool ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Electrical Installation: Ensuring all components are powered safely and efficiently.

With a clear focus on quality and completeness, these packages typically range from $70,000 to $115,000. This price bracket reflects the diverse options available to homeowners, ensuring there is something perfect for every budget and taste.

Setting Expectations

While these figures provide a ballpark, they are not a one-size-fits-all. In our experience, the lowest end of the price spectrum starts just under $70,000, suitable for those seeking simplicity and efficiency without compromising on quality. On the other end, prices can soar to $250,000 for designs that incorporate lavish elements like high-end finishes, comprehensive outdoor living areas, and custom features such as outdoor kitchens or entertainment systems.

Enhancing Your Fibreglass Pool Experience with Custom Options

At Poolz, we understand that your pool is not just a place to swim—it’s the centrepiece of your backyard. That’s why we see many Aussie homeowners selecting a range of customisable options to enhance their pool experience. Here’s a detailed look at what these add-ons might entail and their potential costs.

A large out of ground fibreglass lap pool like this one will be more expensive than most fibreglass pool installations

The Most Popular Pool Add-Ons

Just like building a home, every pool owner has unique desires. These add-ons are designed to cater to those individual preferences, ensuring your pool is as functional as it is beautiful. Here are some popular enhancements:

  • Automatic Pool Covers: These are not just about convenience; they enhance safety, reduce heating costs and help maintain your pool’s temperature. Prices generally range from $14,000 to $25,000.
  • Low Chlorine Sanitisation: For those preferring a more natural approach to pool sanitation, mineral, fresh or ozone units cost between $3,500 and $5,000.
  • Heat Pumps: A must for extending the swimming season, expect to invest between $5,500 and $9,000, depending on the size of your pool, exclusive of electrical setup costs.
  • Retaining Walls: Necessary for structural support in sloped areas, these can vary widely, usually costing between $9,000 and $25,000, with more intricate designs reaching upwards of $35,000.
  • Water Features: Custom waterfalls or fountains can significantly vary in price due to their custom nature.
  • LED Lighting: Enhance your pool’s ambiance with LED lighting options priced between $300 and $700 each.

Setting Realistic Budget Expectations

While we provide estimates based on our extensive network of fibreglass pool installation partners, actual costs can vary based on specific project needs and regional price differences. We encourage all prospective pool owners to use these figures as a starting point to budget for the pool of their dreams.

We understand that every pool buyer’s needs are unique, and our 'GET QUOTES' tool on the Poolz website caters to those looking for tailored estimates. This tool allows you to specify your requirements and get a personalised price estimate, helping you make informed decisions about your pool investment.

Understanding Pool Investment Costs

While all figures discussed are merely estimates, they should provide a solid foundation for understanding the typical costs associated with installing a fibreglass pool in your backyard. Each project is unique, and final prices can vary significantly based on specific requirements and local market conditions.

At Poolz, we’re committed to helping you navigate the complex world of pool installation. By leveraging our extensive network of trusted Australian fibreglass pool installers, we aim to equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your pool project. We encourage you to explore our comprehensive tools to prepare for the journey ahead with confidence.

Ready to get started? Click the “GET QUOTES” button on our site to connect with the most trusted pool builders in Australia. Let us help you bring your dream pool to life with precision and peace of mind.

Tony Loxton
Founder & CEO of Poolz
Tony, a seasoned expert in sales, marketing, and technology, has propelled iconic brands like Mercedes Benz and Chanel. His mission with Poolz is to simplify the process of designing, building and owning a swimming pool by offering a platform that paves the way for smoother interactions between homeowners and pool industry professionals.
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