Fibreglass pools can be built partially or completely above the ground. Compass Pools have developed a technology allowing us to do so. How much does it add to your project? What types of sites can we cater for? Watch this video focusing on the cost to install a fibreglass pool above the ground.
How far will the pool be out of the ground?
The pool shell price range will depend on how far the pool is actually sitting out of the ground. For some people, they think that with less digging that the pool’s actually going to be more cost-effective. But unfortunately, the higher out of the ground that you have, and I’m talking half a meter to a meter out of the ground, the more unfortunately it does cost. It can add anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 to the actual build. That’s because the air has to be supported by structure as opposed to when we’re digging and putting the pool in the ground, the ground is part of the pool structure itself.
Out of the ground pool cost
How much does a pool cost that’s out of the ground? And when I say out of the ground, I’m talking at least 0.5 m exposed somewhere. The pricing for these will range and probably start from anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 to support the pool all the way through to our unique freestanding pool option, and they can sometimes add between $15,000 and $20,000. So, they do cost more money, but it allows you to have a pool built at a certain height so that your back area or your deck or your alfresco can all be married into the one level, so your whole living area is at that one height. Sometimes as well, if we can’t get the actual shell floor onto natural ground, some people invest in actually creating a raised platform to get it up at that height. Unfortunately, once again, air costs more money and a suspended platform to be able to put your pool on can add a further $15,000 to $25,000 just depending on engineering.
Infinity / negative edge pools and their cost
Another question we get asked a lot is, “How much for an infinity edge pool or a negative edge pool?” And once again, these are very big costs when it comes to swimming pools. The reason for such a large cost with a in, and once again they can range from anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 – $35,000 which once again is a very large range. But it’s because we’re actually building almost a second pool to be able to house this water that’s flowing over the edge or disappearing on two or three or four sides. So, you’re almost actually building two pools to get that effect. Sometimes we can create like a negative edge by using glass or acrylic on one end and that can be a little bit more cost-effective sometimes. And that might be more a $15,000 to $25,000 investment.