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Swimming Pool Cost

Last Updated on March 13, 2022 | Written by CPA Alec Pow
First Published on November 3, 2014 | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popivker

Most people who build or buy a house with a yard also take in the view a pool in the garden. The pool is an excellent relaxing place in the privacy of your own home, a joy, especially for children. With all the arguments concerning the swimming’s therapeutic effects and the comfort offered by a swimming pool, we also are interested in the cost.

Average costs:

  • For an aboveground pool, the average price goes from $1500 to $5000.
  • For an in-ground pool, the average price goes from $7000 to $16000 (for a vinyl-lined model).
  • For a fiberglass shell, the average price goes from $15000 to $25000.
  • For concrete or gunite, the average price goes from $17000 to $45000.
  • The pool design runs the price much higher.

 Types of pool

The pool market increased, so companies emerged and proposed different solutions, products, and manufactured equipment imported or made by them. Depending on the pool position and the ground level there are aboveground pools (made ​​of different materials, even inflatable ones) and in-ground pools. Another pool classification can be done depending on the pool’s basin material: polypropylene, metal panels or resin with fiberglass inserts, and many others. In fact, among the Romans in-ground pools, made either of concrete, metal panels, or polypropylene were preferred.

Aboveground pools are cheaper


The cheapest pools are the aboveground models. These pools do not require soil excavation in the yard, just leveling the chosen surface for their placement, so their installation is faster than those in-ground. Although the inflatable swimming pool can be disassembled relatively easily, it requires a suitable storage space.

You can’t make the pool yourself if you are not a skilled worker in this field. It is not enough for a pool to be made ​​of concrete and filled with water. A pool’s system is more complex and, therefore, you should seek experienced companies who can advise you on the best choice, depending on the yard size, the harmonization with the house architecture, and especially with the amount of money you have. In addition, specialized firms offer pool insurance and can provide maintenance service. You should know that a pool is more performing thanks to qualitative equipment that makes it functional like: recirculation pump and filter, the set of pipes and basin fittings (skimmers, discharge vents, main drain, plug cleaner) and the water treatment system.

The clear water

For pool water to be clean, it should be treated with specific chemicals. The companies that sell pools can provide maintenance services or can direct you to other specialized companies. Swimming pool water is treated once a week and this type of service costs depending on the pool volume and the geographical area you live in. Some companies in the field offer subscription type deals, and the services are paid at the end of each month. Pool water treatment can cost between $15 and $40 per month, depending on the pool size. Cleaning and checking equipment costs up to $15 – $30 per session, depending on the complexity of the pool. It is clear that if the pool is smaller and less complicated equipment and service costs are diminished. It must be emphasized that for a proper hygiene pool cleaning and treatment are absolutely mandatory.

Can the average working Joe afford a pool?

There is a pool for everybody. You don`t have to build a fancy pool with a lot of capabilities to have fun in the yard with your family. If you have a very limited budget, you can always opt for an inflatable aboveground pool that will make your Sundays a lot more fun.

Alec Pow
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