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How much does a pool cost


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How much does a pool cost?

The cost of a swimming pool can vary greater depending on several factors.

(1) The type of swimming pool you want to install

The most important cost factor is the size, depth and features of your swimming pool. Contrary to popular belief the “type of pool” – concrete, fiberglass or vinyl pool does not always determine the swimming pool cost.  It is important to start your process with an “open mind” about your need to have features, as well as pool type.  When you start your research you will be able to compare pool types and options to figure out what works best for you.

(2) The location of your swimming pool

The location of your pool can mean a few things. First is literally the location of you pool in your yard as well as the condition of your yard. Installing a pool requires digging a hole (of course). The easier it is to dig the hole, the less cost. The location can also mean the county where you are located and your distance from the pool professional (or how close you are to other projects).  Talking to 2-3 pool pros will give you an idea of how much location might effect cost.

(3) Your swimming pool research

Picking the right pool requires research and time. Start collecting information from local pool pros who will help you understand what is possible in your backyard and in your range. Like other home projects, every pool project is somewhat unique, you will need some customized information. The pool industry is still local and small. Connecting with the local pros to ask questions & receive information may be challenging and take time.

We can help you gather research from local swimming pool pros.  Swimming Pool Quotes is the leading network of local swimming pool pros.  Since 2003 we have connected over 500,000 consumers with local pool pros for free swimming pool information & estimates

What is the cost to build pool

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cost to build pool

The cost to build a pool depends on where you are building the pool.  Swimming pool pricing vary a lot depending on where you live. This has to do with your local and State rules, local economy and soil condition. This is one of the reasons that only you local pool pro or pool contractor is best and most reliable source for information and estimates.

If you live in rocky area you might require more work for clear the lot and install the swimming pool in your yard. If you live in extremely sandy areas or on a slope you might additional support for your pool. The other big factors in determining the cost to build pool is the quality, size and features. The nationwide average for in ground pool construction cost is about $45 per square foot. This price can range up or down depending on your location, the quality of your pool and features. Quality is the NUMBER one driver or cost. Vinyl, fiberglass and concrete (gunite pool) pools will be about the same price for the same quality.

Some basic cost to build pool estimates.

* Basic installed pool package including pool, equipment and pool deck: $15,000 – $25,000

* Finished pool with maybe one feature like rock wall, slide, diving board: $18,000 to $28,000

Basic Grecian shaped pools tend to cost less.

The cost of an inground pool can depends size and shape. A simple shape tends to bring down the cost of inground pools.

* Nicely finished, custom style pool with features: $25,000 – $45,000

cost to build pool

the average cost for a pool like this can be in the $25k to $45k range

* Fully custom, high quality in ground pool and outdoor living space: $35,000+

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the cost to build a pool and outdoor living space can be in the $45k to $1M range.

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Swimming pool cost factors include:

What type swimming pool that you want to install.

Generally in ground pools will cost more than above ground pools.  Also the swimming pool features your select will change the price of your pool. Inground pool types such as concrete pools, vinyl pools or fiberglass pools may or may not determine the relative costs.

The location of the swimming pool.

Geography can play a big role determining how much a swimming pool can cost.  Swimming pool location refers both to the state, city and county where the swimming pool will be located as well as the actual location of the pool and the yard.  Some locations will favor a specific type of pool.

Getting good research and multiple swimming pool quotes

You’ve hear it before and it is true, when pool contractors compete you win.  It is essential that you do your research and get quotes from multiple sources.  It is possible that basically the same swimming pool can range in price by 30% or more depending on the pool builder.

How Much Does a Pool Cost