A swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any property in Millstone, 08844. If you're considering having a swimming pool installed you should think about all the expenses that can occur with this process before diving in in an in-ground swimming pool. In this document we have taken a cost averaging methodology to give you an idea of the costs involved with a pool project. The total cost of a 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 costs involved with a pool install. 

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 the best fit for your budget and space availability.

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 a route you wish to take your pool plan, please disregard this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your swimming pool needs.

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

In general, the labor expenses are going to be in the $35-50 an hour range. Please keep in mind, that these expenses are going to change based on the contractor, and the more prestigious builders that carry the best company products can be as high as $70 per project hour before materials are included.

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

Getting a Pool Quote 

To have a better read on how much each pool install costs, you want to get a good understanding of the main requirements of each project associated to the total pool project.

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

Variables Include:

1) Backyard dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) Materials required for the project.

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

5) Custom shapes, free form, rectangular, oval, kidney, etc.

6) Depth of 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 pool and meet safety needs.

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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

All of these variables, and based on what a property owner requires from the pool installation process, will ultimately determine the total bill. The pool purchaser should always plan on spending more than expected to be safe. Always sit down and speak with a contractor to determine how much it’s going to cost and try to determine any unforeseen issues.

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

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, 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 years of enjoyment when planned for the right way by pool experts. 

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

Concrete Pools

The third option one will have is a concrete pool, and this is the most expensive type of them all. 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 however you choose as the contractor can build 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 in-ground swimming pools and the fees for those pool types can differ without proper knowledge. If you're still unsure about which pool type to purchase one of our contractors can explain the difference and why. All three swimming pool types have their pros and cons, so it's best to look at these distinctions along with your budget to determine what is optimal for you in Millstone, 08844.