17 Jul Cost to Build A Swimming Pool
Posted at 10:18h in Residential Pool Construction by James Atlas
Figuring out what amount to budget for a swimming pool project can be very overwhelming. First, what type of pool? Then, What amenities will go around the pool? Will my yard have additonal drainage, fencing, lighting, etc? Will my landscaping change? The possibilities are virtually endless. This post from Fixr addresses this issue with a common sense approach to budgeting for a swimming pool project.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?
There are two types of swimming pools – the above and the in-ground varieties. For the purpose of this discussion, we will look at the costs associated with the installation of both kinds of modern swimming pools.
According to P.K. Data the average cost of a 19′ diameter above ground swimming pool is $6,243; while the average cost of a 32’x16′ inground swimming pool is $21,919.
Are any of the above ground pools a DIY project? While some manufacturers insist that an experienced homeowner could feasibly build the pool on their own, generally it is advisable to pay a professional to tackle the project. Additionally, the DIY pools will usually only come with a three year warranty or life span which translates to a huge amount of financial commitment for a very short-term feature.
Typical costs and materials necessary to professionally install swimming pools include:
Above Ground – sold as kits or by professional pool companies, these will require some site preparation that could include the need to level the area and provide access to electrical service. Remember, all swimming pools will need at least a pump 1 to ensure water is circulated and cleaned, and these are usually powered by electricity. The costs of above ground pools have already been addressed, and most will come with pumps 1, filter systems, and ladders; or
In-Ground – when pools are built as in-ground models the costs will automatically increase due strictly to the fact that site preparation is expansive and materials are significant too. Most pools begin with the liner, and they can be made from vinyl 2 or fiberglass 3. The vinyl 2 is the least expensive with a standard cost of $25,700. The fiberglass 3 bump up the costs to $31,400 on average. There are also concrete and gunite 4 pools that require around $29,600 to $50,000 to install. Most in-ground pools will also demand some sort of surrounding patio installation as well as a need for fencing (as required by law in many areas of the world).
Additional considerations and cost
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