What does a swimming pool cost?
The cost of an inground pool will vary based the size and type of pool, the location where the pool will be installed and any additional features, add ons, your research and getting 3 to 5 estimates you save you up to 47%.
Some people say that the ‘type of pool” is the most important factor to consider when looking at the cost of an inground pool. The type of pool (concrete, vinyl or fiberglass) is important for other factors such as what you like, your location, etc. But if you want to figure out how much does it cost to put in a pool, this is not necessarily the case. Vinyl, fiberglass or concrete pools can be around the same price for similar pools. You should choose pool type based on what you like and what is available as much as by price point.
Pool installation price can really impact the cost of inground pool. You will need to have a site survey to determine how hard is it to dig in your backyard and the accessibility of your backyard. Some of the items that can really impact price are (1) if the location is level (2) how rocky the dig will be (3) how accessible the area is for equipment and workers. (4) How much labor costs in your area.
The other big factor in the cost of in ground pool is the style of pool, as you might imagine the larger the pool, the more features the more expensive. Other factors include how accessible the pool area is for equipment and the type of soil. Digging in rocky soil could increase the cost of excavation which will increase the price of the pool.
When considering the cost of your inground pool the first thing that you want to think about is the pool size and shape. Generally speaking the bigger the pool and the more exotic the shape the more expensive the pool. Simple, small shapes are generally the least expensive. Also having a deep end will really not impact the price as much.
The other big factor is features. Features can include add on spas. hot tubs, slides etc, as well as finishes like pebble tec, pool tiles etc. Features can also include high end equipment like automatic pool covers, automatic pool cleaners and salt water filtration systems.
When you are getting an estimate for the pool cost make sure that you get at least 3 to 5 estimates. You may find that the pool cost estimate difference is as much at 40% for basically the same pool. It is also important that you remain flexible when you are researching.
One of our pool customer contributors got three estimates on the pool below. The highest estimate (for about the same design) was almost double the lowest. Once we had the three quotes in hand he was able to get even a better price than the lowest original bid.
To get the most pool for your dollar be flexible about pool type and features and most importantly get three to five estimates.