A backyard pool can be a luxurious addition to any property in Keno, 97627. If you're interested in having a in-ground pool installed you should think about all the expenses that can be associated with this process before taking the plunge in an in-ground swimming pool. In this article we have taken a cost averaging methodology to give you an understanding of the expenses that can occur with a pool project. The total cost of a pool can vary from city to city and each contractor will have different fees. This post is to be used as a generic guide for understanding the expenses involved with a pool install. 

Let’s take a look at the costs of installation types of in-ground swimming pools such as vinyl, concrete and fiberglass pools. This will give you a better understanding of what’s a perfect fit for your home and desires.

Labor Expenses for Installing a Pool 

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

For those who would like professional help (recommended), it’s smarter to start with the standard labor costs before diving into specific pool models.

In general, the labor fees are going to settle in the $35-50 an hour range. Please note, that these expenses are going to change based on the contractor, and the more high end builders that carry the best company products can be as high as $70 per hour or more before materials are considered.

Always ask about their hourly rate before beginning a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the project and your expectations of what’s being charged to you versus what you're getting.

Expectations From a Pool Quote 

To get a better feel for how much each pool install costs, you want to get a good understanding of the primary requirements of each project part of the total swimming pool install.

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

Variables Should Include:

1) Backyard dimensions and layout.

2) In-ground pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used for the project.

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

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

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

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

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

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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

All of these variables, and based on what a home owner requires from the swimming pool installation process, will ultimately determine the total expense. The pool purchaser should always count on 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 cost 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 related to the project. These costs are always going to play a greater role on cost once the project has been finished. 

Fiberglass Pools

Now, that we have considered the variables that should be considered, let’s talk about the specific types of pools available on the market.

With fiberglass in-ground pools, plan for  a cost somewhere in the range of $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 beautiful pools that can provide plenty of years of enjoyment when installed the right way by professionals. 

The fees associated with a vinyl liner in-ground 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 creative.

Concrete Swimming Pools

The last option one will have is a concrete in-ground swimming 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 keep in mind they can be customized to your heart’s content as the pool builder can build them from the ground up. You will have complete control over what can be done with your custom swimming pool.

To reflect, 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 purchase one of our contractors can explain the difference and why. All three pool types have their pros and cons, so it's best to look at these benefits along with your budget to determine what is perfect for you in Keno, 97627.