A backyard pool can be a fun addition to any property in Crozier, 23039. If you're considering having a swimming pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can occur with pool installations before making an investment in a pool project. In this article we have taken a cost averaging methodology to give you an understanding of the costs related to a pool installation project. The total cost of a in-ground swimming pool can vary from region to region and each pool company will have different installation costs. This post is to be used as a basic guide for understanding the fess involved with a swimming pool installation. 

Let’s take a look at the fess of various types of in-ground swimming pools such as fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete or shortcrete pools. This will provide us a better understanding of what’s a good fit for your budget and space availability.

General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to explain; some home owners prefer the “self-installation” package where the materials are handed to them for the installation. If that’s a route you wish to take your pool plan, please don't pay attention this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your total pool project expenses.

For those of you who require professional assistance (recommended), it’s easier to start with the general labor expenses before diving into specific pool manufacturers.

In most circumstances, the labor expenses are going to be in the $35-50 an hour range. Please think about, that these expenses are going to be different based on the installer, and the more prestigious builders that carry the best brands can be as high as $70 per hour or more before materials are included.

Always inquire about these rates before paying a contractor. It can help expedite the project and your understanding of what’s being paid for versus what you're getting.

Expectations From a Pool Quote 

To have 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 swimming pool install.

Remember, no two swimming pool projects will be the same, and most have to take into account the space available and the total requirements of the total livingspace needs. So, what are some of the variables that need to be known for a swimming pool install?

Variables Should Include:

1) Property dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used 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 end, deep end and mid range pool height levels.

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

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

9) Lighting for security, mood and safety. 

10) Contractors – how many will be in my yard and how does this labor affect the expense.

All of these variables, and based on what a home owner requires from the pool installation process, will ultimately determine the total expense. The pool owner should always plan for spending more than anticipated to be safe. Always sit down and talk with a contractor to determine how much it’s going to run and try to determine any unforeseen design flaws.

If not, the quote could end up being much greater than anticipated due to the additional needs your project might have. These costs are always going to play a major role on cost once the swimming pool has been completed. 

Fiberglass Pools

Now, that we have considered the variables that should be considered, let’s take a look at the specific types of pools available on the market.

With fiberglass in-ground pools, plan for  a cost near $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Liner In-ground Pools

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

The fees associated with a vinyl liner pool are going to settle in of $10,000-$30,000.Vinyl liner pools can be a wonderful choice for property owners wanting something creative.

Concrete (Shotcrete) Pools

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

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

In review, there are three types of pools and the fees for those pool types can differ in many ways. If you're still unsure about which pool type to budget for one of our contractors can explain the difference in more detail. All three swimming pool types have their pros and cons, so it's best to look at these advantages along with your budget to determine what is best for you in Crozier, 23039.