Wondering About Inground Swimming Pool Prices?

Wondering About Inground Swimming Pool Prices?

How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?

From Fixr

An inground swimming pool is one of the largest investments that one can potentially make in their lifetime.  Traditionally seen as a status symbol, the inground pool has become the American’s way of bringing the vacation home with them.  Swimming Pool owners have the advantage of a built-in recreation site with zero travel hassles, and can enjoy friends and family more often by having a means of entertainment that is truly unique.  What most people are fairly clueless about is what a project like this will cost.  This post from Fixr.com will help give the astute homeowner a ballpark from which to begin learning about the costs of a project of this magnitude.  Keep in mind that the pool is usually just the beginning, as the other aspects of the construction project also need to be considered in the budgeting process.  These include grading of the site, landscaping and landscaping repair, fencing, irrigation, lighting, hardscapes, and the ongoing maintenance and operation costs of ownership.

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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 breakout

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

  • Above Ground – sold as kits or by professional pool companies, these will require some site preparation that could include the need to level the area and provide access to electrical service. Remember, all swimming pools will need at least a pump to ensure water is circulated and cleaned, and these are usually powered by electricity. The costs of above ground pools have already been addressed, and most will come with pumpsfilter systems, and ladders; or
  • In-Ground – when pools are built as in-ground models the costs will automatically increase due strictly to the fact that site preparation is expansive and materials are significant too. Most pools begin with the liner, and they can be made from vinyl or fiberglass. The vinyl is the least expensive with a standard cost of roughly $18,000. The fiberglassbump up the costs to $20,000 without installation. There are also concrete and gunite pools that require around$20,000 to $50,000 to install. Most in-ground pools will also demand some sort of surrounding patio installation as well as a need for fencing (as required by law in many areas of the world).

Additional considerations and costs

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