Confused About The Cost of Inground Pools?

Confused About The Cost of Inground Pools?

How Much Do Inground Pools Cost?

From River Pools

Most people have no idea how much an inground pool will cost them.  Further, people generally don’t understand the different types of swimming pools available, and the cost ranges associated with them.  Additionally, the ongoing costs of maintenance are something that are typically not considered when installing an inground pool.   This post from River Pools presents a fairly comprehensive treatise on inground pools, covering the different installation types, costs associated with them, and the ongoing utility and maintenance costs that are associated with them.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

A Few Things To Consider

There are two things you need to consider when researching the cost of inground pools:

The initial purchase price of the pool
The lifetime cost of ownership associated with the pool.
First, let’s take a look at the initial cost of fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl liner pools to get an idea of how much to budget for each. Keep in mind that these prices will vary greatly from region to region.

Fiberglass, Concrete, and Vinyl Liner Cost Comparison

Fiberglass Pools: Initial Cost

At River Pools, we offer four distinct types of fiberglass pool packages. They are self-installation, assisted installation, basic installation, and turn-key installation. Let’s take a look at each to learn more.

Fiberglass Pool Self-Installations

A self-installation package would include the pool shell and delivery of the pool to the home, then the client takes it from there.

The obvious advantage of installing your own fiberglass pool is the cost savings. On average most people will save between $6,000 and $10,000 depending on the scope of the project and who does the majority of the work.

The price of the pool shell is determined by two things: the size of the pool and the cost to deliver the pool to your home. If you are considering a self installation, be sure to ask if the price you are quoted includes delivery. If it does not, be sure to get a delivery quote in writing.

Regarding the shell price, fiberglass pools are basically classified into three size groups: small, medium, and large. Small being roughly 27′ long and under, medium being 28′-34′, and large being 35′ and up. In most cases you can expect a small fiberglass pool shell without delivery to cost $9k-$13k, medium $12k-$16k, and large $16k-$24k. Delivery fees could be anywhere from $600 to $2,500.

There are resources available to teach homeowners how to install their own pool shell, but the vast majority of pool owners prefer to leave the installation of the pool to authorized dealers.

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