A swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any property in Camden, N1C. If you're interested in having a swimming pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can be associated with pool projects before taking the plunge in an in-ground swimming pool. In this article we have taken a cost averaging approach to give you an understanding of the costs that can occur with a pool project. The total cost of a in-ground swimming pool can vary from state to state and each pool company will have different expenses. This post is to be used as a general guide for understanding the costs involved with a swimming pool installation. 

Let’s have a look the expenses of various types of in-ground swimming pools such as vinyl, concrete and fiberglass pools. This will help us with a better understanding of what’s a good fit for your budget and needs.

General Pool Labor Costs 

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

For those who need professional assistance (recommended), it’s easier to start with the general labor costs before diving into specific pool models.

For the most part, the labor fees are going to settle in the $35-50 hourly rate. Please keep in mind, that these expenses are going to be different based on the contractor, and the more prestigious builders that work with the best company products can be as high as $70 per hour before materials are accounted for.

Always inquire about their rates before beginning a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the process and your expectations of what’s being paid for versus what you're getting.

Expectations From a Pool Quote 

To get a better read on how much each pool install costs, you want to get a complete understanding of the general requirements of each project attached to the total pool project.

Remember, no two pool projects will be exact, 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 considered for a pool project?

Variables Should Include:

1) Backyard dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used for the project.

4) Safety measures – hand railings, proper markings, swimming 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, swim jets and other pool features.

8) Safety fencing to help protect your investment and meet safety needs.

9) Lighting for safety, security and mood. 

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

Taking into account these variables, and based on what a home owner requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total bill. The pool owner should always plan for spending more than anticipated to be on the safe side. Always sit down and talk with a pool guy to determine how much it’s going to run and try to determine any unforeseen circumstances.

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

In-ground Fiberglass Pools

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

With fiberglass swimming pools, you’re looking at  a cost of roughly $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Swimming Pools

The next type of in-ground swimming pool would be the vinyl liner pool. These are beautiful pools that can provide plenty of years of enjoyment when planned for the right way by pool experts. 

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

Concrete Swimming Pools

The last option one will have is a concrete pool, and this is the most expensive type of pool. This is going to end up costing somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000-$40,000 or more... 

With concrete in-ground pools it’s important to note they can be customized to as much as you want as the contractor can construct them from the ground up. You will have total control over what can be done with your custom swimming pool.

To reflect, there are three types of 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 choose one of our contractors can explain the difference between the pool types. All three swimming pool types have their strengths and weaknesses, so it's best to look at these benefits along with your budget to determine what is perfect for you in Camden, N1C.