Frequently Asked Questions about Pools in Central Illinois

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Below you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have about Backyard Pool and Patio and pools in Central Illinois. If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just contact us!

Can you build your own fiberglass pool?

Building a fiberglass pool typically requires professional installation due to the specialized knowledge and equipment needed for proper excavation, pool placement, and installation of plumbing and electrical components. It is not recommended to do it yourself. Other things to consider, will warranty your fiberglass shell if the pool contractor does not put it in? Some contractors cannot sell just the fiberglass shell due to this.

How long do fiberglass pools last?

Fiberglass pools are known for their durability and longevity, with an average lifespan of 25 to 30 years. However, with proper maintenance and care, a well-constructed fiberglass pool can last even longer. Regular upkeep such as maintaining appropriate water chemistry, cleaning the pool regularly, and ensuring proper circulation and filtration can help extend the lifespan of a fiberglass pool.

Additionally, the quality of the fiberglass pool installation and the materials used can also impact its longevity. Choosing a reputable and experienced pool builder, using high-quality materials, and following proper installation guidelines can help ensure a fiberglass pool lasts for many years. Overall, fiberglass pools are a popular choice for their durability and low maintenance requirements, making them a long-lasting investment for many homeowners.

How much does it cost for an inground fiberglass pool in Illinois?

The cost of an inground fiberglass pool in Illinois can vary depending on factors such as size, shape, features, and installation requirements. On average, prices can range from $60,000 to $130,000 or more depending on features like auto safety covers, extra concrete patio length and width and more.

What are inground pools so expensive to build?

Inground pools are expensive due to factors such as excavation costs, labor-intensive installation, materials, permits, and additional features like concrete decking and landscaping. The customization options available for inground pools also contribute to their higher cost.

What type of pools are most expensive?

Inground pools, particularly those made of materials like concrete, self leveling pea gravel, tiling around the pool to prevent future water issues, tend to be the most expensive due to the labor-intensive construction process and customization options available.

Do pools increase home value as of 2023?

Generally, pools can increase home value, but it depends on various factors such as location, pool type, and local market trends. As of 2023, many homeowners view pools as desirable amenities, especially in areas with warm climates like Central Illinois.