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Top 100 pool estimate request zips – 2013

At Swimming Pool Quotes we help pool customers and pool contractors connect for the best swimming pool information, designs, estimates and more.  Because we work across the country with over 2000 pool professionals and over 500,000 current and future pool owners, we collect a lot of swimming pool data.

One of the interesting things about the pool business is that it is always hard to match supply (the location and number of homeowners that would like to get a swimming pool estimate) with the availability of swimming pool contractors.  A few of the hurdles are:

(1) Time of Year: The swimming pool industry is still seasonal in many ways.  We generally say the season starts are the Super Bowl and ends on NFL opening day.  We receive about 300% more estimate requests from March and August  than between September and February.

(2) Location:  California, Florida and Texas are by far the most popular States for Swimming Pool estimates.  About 80% of the most popular zip codes for swimming pool estimates are located in these states.

(3) Economics: The pool industry (especially new pools) tracks the housing market and to a lesser extent the jobs market.  In 2008-2009 the industry lost about 1/2 of its size from its peaks in the 2002-2007 during the great housing boom.  As finance options have started to return and housing prices have stabilized we are seeing a noticeable uptick in the industry.

The fall is the best time to dive into your swimming pool estimate project

Five reasons why fall is the best time to dive into your swimming pool estimate project.

August through November are the best time of the year to start your research and get a free swimming pool estimate, or a free pool renovation estimate.

dive into your swimming pool project

fall is the best time to dive into your swimming pool project.

5. Pool builders and manufacturers are clearing out their swimming pool inventories of pools, equipment, materials and features.

  • Like the car business you can get end of season deals for pools, equipment, parts and features. This is the time of year pool builders are clearing out their warehouses, trying to use all of their materials, pool shells and parts so that they do not have to store them over the winter.

4. Pool builders are looking for a ‘pool project’ or two to fill up their fall schedule.

  • In the spring and summer there is always a backlog for pool construction.   New inquires start to slow down in the middle of August and by the fall there is typically room for a couple more projects before the end of the season.  Fall is the best time of the year to get pool quotes when ‘supply’ is greater than ‘demand.’

 3. The best swimming pool installation crews are available now.

  • A good swimming pool installation team is exactly that, a team.  This time of year the new people that are not going to cut it are out and the best installers are still out there doing great work.  In the fall the talented crews are still working and even the ‘new’ installers have one season of experience.

2.  Pool contractors have more time and resources to dedicate to your requests and swimming pool project.

  • During the busy spring and summer months, the best pool professionals are working practically around the clock.  In the fall you can get a lot more attention from them and customized service.  You will be able to get more estimates and options to compare and have more responsive swimming pool pros.

1.  Your pool will be ready soon.

  • If you start now, your pool will be ready before you know it.  You will get the estimates you need to compare, the feedback from your pool professional in a timely fashion and the best crews to install your pool.  If you get a heater, hot tub or live in the south or west, you could still be swimming this year!

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cost of an inground pool

What is 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 etc.

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.

cost of inground pool can change based on the cost of pool installation

Installation prices will impact the cost of inground pool

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.

Inground pool cost

what is the cost of inground 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.

Basic Grecian shaped pools tend to cost less.

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

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.

cost of a beach entry pool can be expesnive because of the custom work involved in making sure that the beach entry is functioning well.

cost of a beach entry pool can be expensive because of the custom work involved in making sure that the beach entry is functioning well.

When you are getting an estimate for the pool cost make sure that you get at least 3 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.