Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:47

Inground Pool Types

Inground Pool Types

From Swimming

Inground swimming pools run the gamut in price and features.  From the entry-level fiberglass shell, to the semi-customizable vinyl-liner pool all the way to completely custom gunite home waterparks, the inground swimming pool can take a homeowner from the simple to the sublime.  The price tag will vary considerably based on the type of pool chosen, as well as the features and amenities available.  This post from covers these different types of inground pools, and sets reasonable expectations in terms of all of these factors for the various types.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:21

Swimming Pool Return on Investment

Swimming Pools: Valuable Home Upgrade or Just a Pain in the Wallet?

From Money

This is probably the most common question that homeowners have about a swimming pool:  Will it add or detract from the value of my home?  This question is a very complicated one, and the answer will vary depending on a number of factors.  This post from Money explores this question in detail, and will hopefully provide some clarity on an otherwise murky subject.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:15

In ground Pool Cost

How Much Do Inground Pools Cost?

From River Pools

Deciding on a new inground swimming pool is the first step in a very large decision tree.  The next step is to decide what type of swimming pool is best for your yard, budget, climate, market, etc.  This post from River Pools compares and contrasts the three major inground pool types, albeit from the perspective of a fiberglass pool company.  This is a good starting point to help decide which construction method to pursue.

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Friday, 18 November 2016 14:20

Cost of Swimming Pool

Build Swimming Pool Cost

From Fixr

Building an inground pool can be costly.  There are numerous factors that can drive the cost upward, including:  construction method, materials, features, etc.  One factor that most consumers do not consider is location, or geography.  The region of the country in which one lives can greatly affect the cost of the project, much like the way real estate costs are vastly different in various regions of the U.S.  This post from Fixr not only discusses the expected base costs of different types of pool construction, but it has a handy search tool that will give these costs by zip code or region.

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How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?
There are two types of swimming pools - the above and the in-ground varieties. For the purpose of this discussion, we will look at the costs associated with the installation of both kinds of modern swimming pools.

According to P.K. Data the average cost of a 19' diameter above ground swimming pool is $6,243; while the average cost of a 32'x16' inground swimming pool is $21,919.

Are any of the above ground pools a DIY project? While some manufacturers insist that an experienced homeowner could feasibly build the pool on their own, generally it is advisable to pay a professional to tackle the project. Additionally, the DIY pools will usually only come with a three year warranty or life span which translates to a huge amount of financial commitment for a very short-term feature.

Cost breakdown
Typical costs and materials necessary to professionally install swimming pools include:

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It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of swimming pool ownership.  Once the project is complete, the furniture is set, and the kids are splashing around the pool, the first thing that typically comes to mind is setting a date for the big pool opening party.  What most inground swimming pool owners should be thinking about, according to this post by, is how much will the homeowner's insurance increase?  This is a frequently overlooked issue, and needs to be addressed by every homeowner with a brand new swimming pool.

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Your first instinct while your pool is under construction is to plan that first pool party, right? WRONG! While you might get caught up in all the excitement of your new pool, you should also remember to overlook the more serious matters – making sure that you have the correct and adequate insurance coverage for your new pool in your homeowner’s policy.

We get many questions here at, and in addition to “How much does a new pool cost or cost to maintain,” another is, “how much will my insurance increase?” As with any new addition to your lifestyle such as a boat or RV, your pool will also make your cost of coverage increase slightly. Obviously, there is no exact answer, and the best way to get an accurate quote is to contact your insurance provider with the details of the pool you are building, or are planning to build.

Types of Insurance

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