Sanctuary Pools: The Complete Pool Building Experience

Fiberglass Pool Costs – Essential

July 24, 2019

If you want a pool, probably the first question on your mind is, “How much does a fiberglass pool cost?”  This blog will 100% answer that question for you!  Sanctuary Pools,  located in Shelbyville, Kentucky and serving Eastern Louisville, Prospect, Goshen, Crestwood, and Simpsonville, is installing the regions custom fiberglass swimming pools.   Owner Tony Tingle has been a residential general contractor and partner in Sanctuary Homes for over 20 years.

Case Study

Who / Where

This case study is based on a bid requested by a family whose home is located in a residential neighborhood in Shelbyville, KY.  


To create a place to gather with their grown children and grandchildren, to enjoy family cookouts, and they want their very own spot to rest and relax.


This is what we call an essential pool package.  In other words there are little to no add ons such as heater, automatic cover, slide, etc.  Pool shell choice:  This family chose the Freedom 23 with a large splash pad.  The Freedom is 31’ feet long by 13’ wide and has 5’ deep flat bottom.  The Freedom is by Imagine Pools out of Knoxville, TN.  Imagine offers a really great warranty on their pool shells.  (Lifetime!)

This pool installation is turn-key.  The following list of items are included in the price presented to the homeowners:

  • boundary survey
  • Permit
  • Pool shell, delivery, installation
  • Excavation and backfill
  • Salt chlorination system
  • Sand filter with recycled glass media
  • Variable speed pump
  • Misc pool cleaning tools
  • 3’ pool coping/concrete around the pool
  • Plumbing materials and labor
  • Electric materials and labor
  • Concrete pad for equipment to set on
  • Manual safety cover
  • Stainless steel ladder for the deep end


Final Price

The cost of this fiberglass pool is $49,981.00.  On the first page of our website, you’ll notice that it says the minimum investment for a fiberglass pool is $50,000.00.  This case study is to help our potential clients understand how much a fiberglass pool costs and what is included in the price.

Not included

  • Water to fill the pool
  • Removal of excess soil (from digging the pool out) away from the homeowner’s yard.  In this case, the yard slopes a lot in the back so the excess will be placed there.  It is not uncommon on small, flat yards that the excess dirt has to be hauled off-site. 
  • Fencing to comply with local and/or state laws.  The homeowner, this case study, was based upon opted to take care of fencing the pool himself.  

The 6 C’s of Sanctuary Pools

While this blog posts explains the cost of a more basic type of installation, please know that the 6 C’s of Sanctuary Pools is ALWAYS included in our final price to our clients.  You can read about the 6 C’s here.



The minimum investment to have a fiberglass saltwater pool installed is $50,000.00.  An in-ground saltwater fiberglass pool will improve the quality of life for you and your family and increase your property value.  Wondering why Sanctuary Pools only installs fiberglass pools?  Read about it here.  Wondering who Tony Tingle is and why you should consider him and his company?  Read about him here.   To get started on your new pool, please contact Tony and Sanctuary Pools by clicking the yellow “Contact Us” button on our website.  Thank you!

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