Inground Pool Comparisons

Viking Fiberglass or Gunite?

Click the tabs below to understand some of the major differences between choosing a fiberglass pool and a pool constructed using gunite. Please review this information before choosing your option to ensure that the pool you choose is the right choice for you!

Viking Fiberglass

PROS

  • Quick Installation (3-5 days)
  • Permanent Home Improvement
    Proven Product with Factory-Controlled Quality
  • Flexural Strength
  • Stronger Than Concrete
  • Smooth Non-Porous Finish
  • Most Pool Options

CONS

  • Limited Sizes and Shapes
  • Viking has 60+ designs to choose from

Billable Maintenance

  • Chemicals
  • Electric Cost

Maintenance Cost for 10 Years

  • $4,200

Gunite

PROS

  • Unlimited Design Capabilities
  • Permanent Home Improvement

CONS

  • 4-8 week Installation
  • Concrete Shows Around Edge
  • Rough Porous Surface
  • Cracks in Freeze/Thaw Climates
  • Excessive Use of Chemicals, Energy

Billable Maintenance

  • Chemicals
  • Electric Cost
  • Acid Baths
  • Plastering & New Tile
  • Pool Service

Maintenance Cost for 10 Years

  • $16,950

What People Are Saying

Our Testimonials

I had a very pleasurable experience, staff were very friendly and very helpful and talked me through the steps needed to balance my water in my hot tub. The hot tub installation crew were on time, professional, and the process turned out flawless! Very professional and reliable at the store and as an installation crew, all around great company!

- Brian Overbeck | Google Review

In the past 10 years, we have purchased both an above-ground pool and a Hydropool Swim Spa from the Designer Pool. Each time we call for help or go into the store for supplies they are professional and Very Helpful, plus, they back up their warranties which is HUGE in today's world!

- Cherie Smith | Google Review

Gowanda
10417 Maltbie Road
Gowanda NY, 14070
716.532.5498

Jamestown
2335 Foote Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701
716.483.7946
Dunkirk
3302 East Main Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716.672.7665