The cost of building or installing a swimming pool depends on so many variables that contractor estimates can vary. In this article, we will tell you about above-ground pools and in-ground pools and how much you should be setting aside to get them installed.
Above-ground pools are usually cheaper than their in-ground counterparts. However, homeowners have fewer options when it comes to the pool’s depth, size, and shape. If you are thinking of a small pool where you can take a dip during the summer months, an above-ground pool might be a good choice. You could snag this type of pool for a little over $100 without getting help from a contractor. Set and fill pools are cheap but if you want it to last for more than a few summers, you would need to shell out $10,000 or more for an above-ground pool with a wraparound deck. Sturdy above-ground pools without wrap around decks can cost between $2000 to $5000.
If you do not like the idea of swimming in an above-ground pool, you can get a poured concrete pool for a cool $17,000 to $50,000. Concrete pools need a lot of upkeep though especially when it comes to chemicals. It will need to be repainted and will require acid washing at one point. More scrubbing will also be needed to keep it clean. Concrete pools will need to be replastered every 12 years. Should you decide to get a pool like this, ensure that you ask your contractor about maintenance costs. The best thing about poured concrete pools is that you can customize them to the size, shape, and depth you want. In fact, you can go crazy with the shapes not have any problem at all.
If you don’t want a poured concrete pool, you can opt for a fiberglass pool insert. This low maintenance choice will require fewer chemicals and saves a lot of electric power for the whole of the pool’s life span. The only problem is, these inserts are not as customizable. The cost of installing one could be between $10,000 to $60,000. Another option is a vinyl liner pool which can cost about $10,000 to $25,000. Unlike fiberglass inserts, vinyl liner pools are not as aesthetically appealing and require a lot of upkeep.
A high-end pool can cost about $80,000 or more. However, based on statistics, most homeowners spend between $33,812 and $57,968 to get a pool installed. The good news is, a low-cost pool only costs $20,000.
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