Inground Fibreglass Swimming Pools

Fibreglass swimming pools have increasingly become more and more popular with the new technology and turnaround time of forming the moulds. While they come in both inground and above ground options, inground is one of the most common. Inground swimming pools illuminate a dull backyard and the options and ideas to decorate your background around your pool have increased. These pools also come in a range of designs and sizes.

You may be wondering how a fibreglass pool measures up (and better) than a concrete pool. Here is how our inground fibreglass pool shells are better than concrete.

The inground fibreglass pools we manufacture here at Barrier Reef Pools have seven layers of strength:

Layer 1: Interior Surface Finish

Layer 2: Anti-Corrosion Barrier

Layer 3: First Structural and Additional Chemical Resistant Layer

Layer 4: Second Structural Layer

Layer 5: Reinforcement Layer

Layer 6: Outer Core Laminate

Layer 7: Outer Sealer Coat

The reason that all of our fibreglass pools go through such a rigorous process is to ensure they are sturdy and that they last for the years to come!

What is the process to install an inground fibreglass swimming pool?

Our pool installation process revisits these layers in more depth, outlining the technology and innovative design. Not to mention, the installation process for these pools is not as difficult as you might think (we aim to have your pool installed in as little as seven days).


First, one of our friendly pool dealers will visit your home and evaluate the inital inground pool positioning – as well as talk you through the process. A template of the pool will then be sprayed on the ground as a guideline for a measurer to check up against the house and other boundary structures such as your patio or the fence. After making sure you are 100% happy with the positioning of the pool, we’ll send an excavator in to begin digging out the pool hole.


After the pool hole is dug and the excavated materials have been removed from the site, we’ll spread fine gravel over the base to set the right height for the pool to be placed in position. A crane will be positioned near your house. If there is no space on the side, the crane will most likely be set up on the street side, with the pool being lifted over the roof. The pool will be lowered into the right position, guided by our experienced pool builders. The crane will leave after making sure the final position of the pool is even and perfect, leaving the team to check the swimming pool shell levels.


The swimming pool pipes, filters and lights are connected to the pool and backfilling the pool with water begins. In some cases, your pool installation team will have pavers/tiles and lay them down for you (perfectly level, of course). After all the final checks are done, your pool installation team will give you a detailed handover of your new inground fibreglass swimming pool and you’ll be all set to start swimming!

Why choose an inground fibreglass swimming pool?

Compared to concrete pools, inground fibreglass pools are sturdier and non abrasive. As concrete has already set, cracks can be quite costly to repair. As mentioned above, inground fibreglass pools don’t take long to install. If the proper planning is put in, you could be swimming in it sooner than you might think. Installing a concrete pool can take between 3-4 months, not including potential weather setbacks. 

Inground swimming pools are perfect for the family. They are an excellent option for a family staycation during the holidays and are a relaxing way to unwind after a long day. Imagine coming home and knowing that you can kick your feet up and float around in your very own fibreglass pool?

Installing an inground fibreglass pool to your backyard can increase the value of your home, as well as add another activity for the kids to do if there’s well… nothing to do! You can make many happy memories poolside with an inground fibreglass pool.

We have a range of inground fibreglass pool options here at Barrier Reef Pools. From small pools (for small backyards), medium and large pools (the classics) and family pools (with large swimming spaces for the whole family), we’re sure that you’ll find a pool to suit you.


How much do inground fibreglass swimming pools cost?

Inground fibreglass swimming pools cost between $30,000 and $60,000. The cost of an inground fibreglass swimming pool depends on a number of factors, including the size of the pool, the location, and the type of features you want. Your local pool builder can give you an estimate on the costs but it all depends on your add ons.

Contact us at Barrier Reef Pools for assistance!

Frequently Asked Questions

An inground fibreglass swimming pool is a type of swimming pool that is installed into the ground and made from fibreglass material. It is a popular option for those who want a durable, low-maintenance pool that is easy to install.

An inground fibreglass swimming pool can last for many years, with some manufacturers offering warranties of up to 25 years. The lifespan of a fibreglass pool depends on factors such as maintenance, climate, and usage.

Inground fibreglass swimming pools have several advantages over other types of pools, including their durability, low maintenance requirements, and ease of installation. They also have a smooth surface that is gentle on swimmers’ skin, and they are available in a wide range of colours and designs.

Inground fibreglass swimming pools require less maintenance than traditional concrete pools. They have a non-porous surface that resists algae growth and is easy to clean. Regular maintenance includes checking and adjusting the pH and chlorine levels, cleaning the pool walls and floor, and maintaining the pool’s equipment.

Yes, inground fibreglass swimming pools can be heated using a variety of methods, including solar heating, electric heating, and gas heating. A heated pool allows for year-round swimming and can extend the swimming season in colder climates.


The installation time for an inground fibreglass swimming pool varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. In general, it takes about 2-4 weeks to install an inground fibreglass swimming pool, with most of the work being done on-site.

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