One of the most common questions in the swimming pool industry is “How much does it cost to build an inground pool?” The answer to that question can vary based on your location, type of pool, size of pool, added features, etc. There is truly no simple answer. However, the most accurate way to get an answer to that question is to get a quote from a pool professional.
Before you contact a pool professional, you should first do some research.
In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 for your swimming pool before adding features and extras. This is assuming an AVERAGE pool size, in an AVERAGE city with the AVERAGE cost of living, extras and materials. Here are a few things that will raise or lower the price of your swimming pool:
The size of your swimming pool is the biggest factor in determining the price. For every square foot, expect to pay around $50.
The deeper the pool, the more labor and materials will be required.
The materials that you use will definitely affect the cost of the swimming pool. If you choose a gunite swimming pool, this material is considered a premium material and will cost more than a vinyl swimming pool. A fiberglass pool will range in the middle as far as cost between a vinyl and gunite pool.
The cost of living in your area will determine what you will pay for materials. You will also need to pay for permits, which vary from location to location.
If you are looking for a custom shape, you can expect to pay more for your swimming pool.
Once your pool is constructed, the extras that you add to your pool really customize it. Sometimes the “extras” can cost more than the pool itself. You can add features such as a hot tub, waterfalls and other water features, recreational add-ons such as a waterslide or diving boards, accents such as pool lighting, fire features, outdoor kitchens and more! You also don’t want to forget energy efficiency options such as solar covers, energy efficient pumps and saltwater chlorinators.