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Fiberglass vs Concrete Pool – Which One Is Right for You

Congratulations are in order if you’ve decided to make 2021 the year you install an inground pool. We’re biased of course, but we think installing an inground swimming pool is one of the best decisions you can make to enhance your outdoor living space, bring the family together, and increase the value of your home. But there’s the eternal debate – fiberglass vs concrete pool.

The team here at Woodfield installs both kinds of inground swimming pools. We like them both. Determining which one is right for you requires some research and asking yourself some questions about aesthetics, your timeframe, and your budget. Let’s take a look.

Pros and Cons of Fiberglass Inground Pools

Fiberglass inground pools are becoming more and more popular. Here are some of the pros and cons:


  • Lower initial installation cost
  • Takes less time to install than a concrete pool
  • Flexible and not prone to tears or cracks
  • Uses less chemicals


  • You must choose from a limited number of sizes and shapes.
  • Can’t be wider than 16 ft.
  • Gelcoat repairs may not always match.

Pros and Cons of a Concrete Pool

A concrete pool also comes with pros and cons.


  • You get a more upscale look.
  • Shape and size are fully customizable.


  • Higher initial pool installation cost
  • Takes longer to install
  • Higher pool maintenance costs

For a lot of people, which type of inground pool they choose comes down to budget. If the budget is limited, they go for a fiberglass pool. If the budget is not much of a concern, they go for the concrete pool.

Related Reading

For a deeper dive into the pros and cons of each type of inground pool, you may want to read the following:

The Pros and Cons of Inground Fiberglass Pools

The Pros and Cons of a Concrete Pool

How Long Does It Take to Install an Inground Pool?

Concrete Pool Installation Start to Finish

Fiberglass Pool Installation Start to Finish

Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.

Here at Woodfield, we have more than 25 years of experience designing and installing inground pools. We can provide full customization of your concrete pool as well as expert installation of your San Juan fiberglass pool. In both scenarios, we will also customize the pool surround and outdoor living area around your chosen inground pool design.

Our goal is to create a backyard pool paradise you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Schedule a call to get started turning your dreams into reality.

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