Inground Pool Prices

Inground Pool Prices

How Much Does it Cost to Install an Inground Pool?

From Home Advisor

Knowing how much money to budget for an outdoor project can save the homeowner time and valuable resources.  Very often a homeowner will develop a wish list, and go so far as to have a professional design an outdoor living project only to discover that they are way over their budget.  This leads to unrealistic expectations and diappointment on both sides of the transaction.  This post from Home Advisor presents some realistic average cost figures that when adjusted for market and geography will assist in formulating the all-important budget.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

As the warm months come upon us, you might be considering an in-ground pool. They are considered a great property asset by some and add to the value of your home. They also make for an attractive water feature – a focal point for your yard that you can relax by or entertain around. Unlike above-ground styles, there is a feeling of luxury and permanence with in-ground pools. They also blend into your landscaping easier.
The first thing people want to know is how much they cost. This can vary depending on size, features, and what type of in-ground pool you want.
How Does the Type of Pool Affect Cost?
In-ground pools are available in three types: concrete, vinyl, and fiberglass. They have similar initial costs for a turn-key installation, but there are great differences in the lifetime cost.
Concrete is sometimes called gunite. Gunite, however, is actually the method used to apply concrete to form a pool shell. Concrete is very durable, but it can also become a haven for mold and algae if not properly maintained. Every 3 to 5 years the pool needs an acid wash to keep algae from forming and sticking. Because this will strip a small layer away, the shell will have to be re-plastered at some point.
The initial cost of installing a concrete pool is between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00. Because they are usually larger than other types of pools, they require more electricity and more chemicals to keep them clean and swimmable. Including the acid wash and re-plastering, over a 10-year period, you can expect to pay an average of $27,400.00.
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