Cost and Investment
Above ground swimming pools range from economical models to more luxurious styles. Many people make the choice of purchasing an above ground swimming pool based on the convenience and affordability. But exactly how much will an above ground swimming pool cost? The answer to this question will depend on several different factors including size, features and location.
There are two pricing components in purchasing an above ground pool, and that is the ‘kit' and the ‘installation'. Many swimming pool companies only sell above ground pool kits, and do not actually do the pool's installation. The average above ground swimming pool kit will cost between $1,500 and $4,500, depending on the quality of the pool. Typically, the more resin and less metal the pool has, the higher the price will be and the longer it will last. The installation costs of above ground pools usually run $1,000-$3,000, depending on the size and type of pool. Keep in mind that oval pools normally cost more to install than round pools, and the kits are also more expensive.
Your location will also factor into the cost because of the labor and cost involved with the ground preparation. If you have a harder surface with more rocks to dig through, the longer the preparation will take. Some areas also require permits, so you will have to factor in that cost.
You will also want to add features to your above ground swimming pool to make it the ultimate backyard destination. Keep in mind these features such as decking, fences, fountains, saltwater chlorination and other extras will also drive up the cost of your above ground swimming pool.
To get an accurate quote of how much it will cost to build your above ground pool, your best bet is to contact a swimming pool professional in your area.