Gunite pools construction method: Concrete wet mix (or sometimes mortar) conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface reinforced by conventional steel rods.
Concrete pools construction method: A monolithic pour of concrete into a cast-in-place (pour in place) forms reinforced by the steel rods. It is a more complicated and more costly method vs gunite (shotcrete) method.
Fiberglass pools construction method: One-piece composite prefabricated pool made at the factory, refers to a composite unit usually made up of 3-4 composite layers (gel coat, vinyl ester, woven roven fiberglass cloth, and polyester resin or sealer coat). Delivered to the site ready to be installed.
Vinyl liner pools construction method: Constructed steel or composite walls with waterproofing PVC membrane, refers only to the interior surface of the pool, as colorized chlorinated PVC thermoplastic vinyl may be used as the waterproofing membrane.
- Concrete pools – averages $80 per sq. ft. of the surface (ex, 16 x 40 pool size = 640 sq. ft. x $80 = $51,200)
- Gunite pools – averages $74 per sq. ft. of the surface (ex, 16 x 40 pool size = 640 sq. ft. x $74 = $47,360)
- Fiberglass pools - averages $1,000+ per linear foot (ex. 40 ft. long x $1,000 = $40,000)
- Vinyl liner pools – averages $50 per sq. ft. of the surface (ex, 16 x 40 pool size = 640 sq. ft. x $50 = $32,000)