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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


  • 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


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

Billable Maintenance

  • Chemicals
  • Electric Cost

Maintenance Cost for 10 Years

  • $4,200



  • Unlimited Design Capabilities
  • Permanent Home Improvement


  • 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

Norry and the entire crew at Designer Pools and Spas are the best. From the planning and design phase, through the construction and after, their expertise and dedication will impress you. The installation is incredible to watch. The process is fast and efficient. All of the crew members are friendly, punctual and clearly extremely talented at what they do. Everyone took great care to protect my home and property during the well orchestrated building process. After installation, the guys also did an amazing job cleaning up the street, my driveway and the yard, which I really appreciate. In the spring, we will be able to proceed with patio construction which will proceed seamlessly due to excellent cooperation and communication between Designer Pools and B & W Custom Concrete. Couldn't be happier with our new pool and spa, and with Designer Pools for making our dream come true.

- Keith Kaplan | Google Review

This is my 2nd in-ground pool. Compared to the last group these guys are fantastic. Coming into my 2nd full year now with this pool I could not be happier with the decisions I made with this team. CS is and has always been top notch with me no matter where I run into them. On the streets, Erie County Fair, Showroom, you name it this team of employees is respectful and attentive. I would recommend them highly if you want to go down the fiberglass route.

- Ray Machlowski | Google Review

Norry was great to work with and the guys that did the installation were friendly and professional. I was impressed how fast the pool went in and they even did a great job cleaning up when they were done. We love our new pool! Thank you Designer Pools!!

- Nancy Finucane | Google Review

14650 US-62
Gowanda NY, 14070

2335 Foote Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701

3302 East Main Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048