How Much Does a Pool Cost?

by | Aug 23, 2023 | Building a Pool

The cost of building a pool can vary widely depending on several factors, including the type of pool, its size, location, materials used, additional features, and local labor and construction costs. Here are some general estimates for different types of pools:

  • Inground Concrete Pools: These are typically the most expensive due to their customization options. The cost can range from $65,000 or more, depending on the size, shape, and features. In addition, concrete pools add more value to a homes resale value than other types of pools.
  • Fiberglass Pools: These are pre-made pools that are installed in the ground. They can cost around $50,000 or more, depending on size and features. They come in limited shapes & sizes which hinder the ability to customize them to your wants and needs.
  • Vinyl Liner Pools: These are constructed with a vinyl liner over a frame. They are usually more affordable upfront, starting at around $45,000, but the liner may need replacement every 5-10 years, which adds to long-term costs. They also are not as customizeable as concrete pools.

It’s important to note that these are rough estimates and actual costs can vary significantly. Additional factors that can affect the cost include:

  • Pool Size and Shape: Larger pools or those with complex shapes will generally cost more.
  • Pool Features: Features like waterfalls, diving boards, slides, lighting, heating systems, and automation will increase the cost.
  • Site Preparation: The condition of the site and any required excavation or grading can impact the cost.
  • Location: Local building codes, permits, and labor costs can vary widely from one area to another.
  • Landscaping: The area around the pool might need landscaping, which can add to the overall cost.
  • Maintenance Costs: Keep in mind that owning a pool involves ongoing maintenance costs, including chemicals, water, electricity for pumps and heaters, and potential repairs.
  • Contractor Choice: The pool builder’s reputation and experience can influence the cost. Cheaper options might not always deliver the best quality.

To get an accurate estimate for building your pool, it’s recommended to contact reputable local pool contractors for quotes. If you are planning on installing a concrete pool, we invite you to contact us and one of our professional and experienced designers will discuss your specific preferences and the conditions of your property to provide a more precise cost estimate.

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