A backyard pool can be a luxurious addition to any property in Prestonville, 41008. If you're interested in having a swimming pool installed you should know about all the expenses that can be associated with pool projects before making an investment in an in-ground swimming pool. In this post we have taken a cost averaging viewpoint to give you an idea of the expenses related to a pool installation project. The total cost of a in-ground swimming pool can vary from market to market and each pool company will have different expenses. This data is to be used as a general guide for understanding the expenses involved with a pool project. 

Let’s take a look at the costs of various 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 a perfect fit for your budget and needs.

General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to note; some home owners prefer the “self-installation” DIY project where the materials are handed to them for project install. If that’s the way you wish to take your project, please don't pay attention this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your swimming pool project.

For those of you who need professional help (recommended), it’s easier to start with the basic labor fees before diving into specific pool models.

For the most part, the labor expenses are going to be in the $35-50 an hour range. Please think about, that these fees are going to be different based on the pool company, and the more high end builders that use the best company products can be as high as $70 per hour before materials are considered.

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

General Requirements Before a Quote 

To get a better read on how much each pool type costs, you want to get a complete understanding of the primary requirements of each project associated to the total pool project.

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

Variables Include:

1) Available space dimensions and layout.

2) In-ground pool dimensions.

3) Materials required for the project.

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

5) Free-form, rectangle, custom shapes, etc.

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

7) Diving boards, jumping rocks, spa jets and other pool add-ons.

8) Fencing for safety to help protect your livingspace and meet safety standards.

9) Lighting for safety, security and mood. 

10) Contractors – how many will be in my yard 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 expense. The home owner should always plan for spending more than anticipated to be on the safe side. Always sit down and talk with a installer to determine how much it’s going to hurt the wallet and try to determine any unforeseen design flaws.

If not, the quote could end up being far 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 pool has been finished. 

Fiberglass 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 swimming pools, you should consider  a cost of roughly $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Swimming Pools

The next type of pool would be the vinyl liner pool. These are dramatic pools that can provide years of enjoyment when planned for the right way by pool installers. 

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

Concrete Pools

The final option a person 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 somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000-$40,000 or more... 

With concrete swimming pools it’s important to note they can be customized to your heart’s content as the contractor can construct them from the ground up. You will have full control over what can be done with your custom pool.

To recap, there are three types of swimming pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ quite significantly. If you're still undecided about which pool type to budget for one of our installers can explain the difference and why. All three in-ground pool types have their benefits and drawbacks, so it's best to look at these benefits along with your budget to determine what is best for you in Prestonville, 41008.