A backyard pool can be a fun addition to any backyard in Seale, 36875. If you're considering having a swimming pool installed you should think about all the expenses that can be associated with pool projects before taking the plunge in a pool. In this article we have taken a cost averaging approach to give you an idea of the financial requirements related to a swimming pool purchase. The total cost of a swimming pool can vary from region to region and each pool company will have different expenses. This information is to be used as a general guide for understanding the expenses involved with a swimming pool installation. 

Let’s take a look at the costs of installation types of in-ground swimming pools such as fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete or shortcrete pools. This will provide us a better idea of what’s the best fit for your budget and desires.

General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to explain; some property owners prefer the “self-installation” option where the swimming pool is handed to them for project install. If that’s a route you wish to take your pool plan, please ignore this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your swimming pool project.

For others who would like professional help (recommended), it’s smarter to start with the general labor expenses before diving into specific pool manufacturers.

In general, the labor expenses are going to settle in the $35-50 an hour range. Please think about, that these expenses are going to change based on the pool company, and the more famous builders that use the best brands can be as high as $70 per hour or more before materials are accounted for.

Be sure to ask about their hourly rate before starting a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the process and your knowledge of what’s being charged to you versus what you're getting.

General Requirements Before a Quote 

To have a better understanding of how much each pool type costs, you want to get a better understanding of the main requirements of each project associated to the total pool installation project.

Remember, no two in-ground pool projects will be the same, and most have to take into account the space to work with and the total requirements of the pool project. So, what are some of the variables that need to be thought about for a pool project?

Variables May Include:

1) Backyard dimensions and layout.

2) In-ground pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used for the project.

4) Safety measures – hand railings, proper markings, pool covers, etc.

5) Kidney, oval, free-form, rectangle shapes, etc.

6) Depth of pool – deep, shallow and mid pool height levels.

7) Diving boards, jumping rocks, swim jets and other pool features.

8) Fencing requirements to help protect your investment and meet safety standards.

9) Lighting for security, mood and safety. 

10) Contractors – how many will be on the project and how does this labor affect the cost.

When considering these variables, and based on what a person requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total bill. The pool owner should always plan on spending more than expected to be safe. Always sit down and speak with a pool guy to determine how much it’s going to run and try to determine any unforeseen issues.

If not, the quote could end up being much greater than anticipated due to the additional needs related to the project. These fees are always going to play a greater role on cost once the project has been wrapped up. 

Fiberglass Swimming Pools

Now, that we have considered the variables that should be considered, let’s focus the specific types of pools available for sale.

With fiberglass pools, you’re looking at  a cost somewhere in the range of $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Swimming Pools

The next type of swimming pool would be the vinyl liner pool. These are gorgeous pools that can provide plenty of years of enjoyment when installed the right way by swimming pool professionals. 

The expenses associated with a vinyl liner pool are going to settle in the range of $10,000-$30,000.Vinyl liner pools can be a wonderful choice for home owners wanting something more custom in a pool.

Concrete (Shotcrete) Pools

The last option you will have is a concrete in-ground swimming pool, and this is the most expensive type of them all. This is going to end up costing in the range $15,000-$40,000 or more... 

With concrete in-ground pools it’s important to keep in mind they can be customized to however you choose as the installer can construct them from the ground up. You will have complete control over what can be done with your custom swimming pool.

To recap, there are three types of in-ground swimming pools and the fees for those pool types can differ quite significantly. If you're still not quite sure about which pool type to purchase one of our installers can explain the difference in more detail. All three in-ground pool types have their strengths and weaknesses, so it's best to look at these advantages along with your budget to determine what is optimal for you in Seale, 36875.