Fiberglass Pools are much more expensive than vinyl liner pools.
Typically, if someone is comparing a Viking fiberglass pool to a liner pools, apples to apples, features to features, they will find that a Viking Pool unit typically runs $5,000-$10,000 more initially, but there are two ways of figuring out the price; the initial price and the initial price plus added expenses of the pool over the course of a lifetime. For example, let’s say your spend $25,000 initially for a vinyl-liner pool. Considering liners will typically late 8 years on average, which can vary depending on a number of factors, before it has to be replaces, and the average cost of a liner replacement is usually between $3,000-$5,000. A vinyl-lined pool owner can spend $8,000-$12,000 on liner replacements alone during the first 20 years. The same principle applies to concrete pools that have to be replastered, every 8 to 12 years, with an average cost of well over $5,000. This is one great advantage of a fiberglass pool. There are almost never large expenses down the road for a homeowner to worry about. When a potential pool buyer figured in the cost of these long-term repairs/expenses, as well as the year to year savings on chemicals, it is no wonder why so many customers are willing to pay more initially for a Viking fiberglass pool in order to pay less and have less headache in the long run.