A swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any backyard in West Hartford, 06117. If you're interested in having a pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can be associated with pool projects before taking the plunge in a pool. In this post we have taken a cost averaging approach to give you an idea of the expenses that can occur with a pool installation project. The total cost of a pool can vary from state to state and each pool company will have different installation costs. This data is to be used as a general guide for understanding the costs involved with a swimming pool installation. 

Let’s review the expenses of installation types of in-ground swimming pools such as fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete or shortcrete pools. This will help us with a better idea of what’s a perfect fit for your project and needs.


General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to note; some home owners prefer the “self-installation” option 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 total pool project expenses.

For those of you who need professional insights (recommended), it’s smarter to start with the basic labor expenses before diving into specific pool manufacturers.

For the most part, the labor costs are going to settle in the $35-50 per hour. Please note, that these prices are going to be different based on the pool company, and the more high end builders that work with the best name brands can be as high as $70 per hour before materials are accounted for.

Be sure to ask about these rates before starting a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the project and your understanding of what’s being charged to you versus what you're expecting.

Getting a Pool Quote 

To get a better feel for how much each pool type costs, you want to get a complete understanding of the primary requirements of each project attached to the total pool installation project.

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

Variables Include:

1) Property dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) All materials needed for the project.

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

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

6) Depth of swimming 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 requirements.

9) Lighting for security, mood and safety. 

10) Contractors – how many will be on site and will their labor affect the total.

All of these variables, and based on what a person requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total bill. The home owner should always plan on spending more than anticipated to be on the safe side. Always sit down and speak with a installer to determine how much it’s going to cost 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 fees are always going to play a major role on cost once the project has been wrapped up. 

Fiberglass Pools

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

With fiberglass pools, you should consider  a cost near $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Swimming 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 planned for the right way by swimming pool professionals. 

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

Custom Concrete Pools

The final option a person will have is a concrete 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 in-ground pools it’s important to note they can be customized to however you choose as the pool builder can construct them from the ground up. You will have full control over what can be done with your custom swimming pool.

In review, there are three types of in-ground swimming pools and the fees for those pool types can differ without proper knowledge. If you're still undecided about which pool type to choose one of our pool guys can explain the difference and why. 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 West Hartford, 06117.