A backyard pool can be a beautiful addition to any property in Trenton, 17948. If you're thinking bout having a pool installed you should know about all the expenses that can happen with pool installations before taking the plunge in a pool project. In this document we have taken a cost averaging viewpoint to give you an understanding of the financial requirements involved with a pool project. The total cost of a pool can vary from region to region and each contractor will have different expenses. This information is to be used as a generic guide for understanding the costs involved with a swimming pool installation. 

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


General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to explain; some people prefer the “self-installation” DIY project where the materials are handed to them for pool installation. If that’s the way 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 require professional help (recommended), it’s easier to start with the basic labor expenses before diving into specific pool types.

For the most part, the labor fees are going to settle in the $35-50 per hour. Please keep in mind, that these expenses are going to change based on the installer, and the more prestigious builders that carry the best brands can be as high as $70 per hour before materials are accounted for.

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

General Requirements Before a Quote 

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

Remember, no two pool projects will be alike, 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 in-ground pool project?

Variables Should Include:

1) Property dimensions and layout.

2) In-ground pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used for the project.

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

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

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

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

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

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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 property owner requires from the pool installation process, will ultimately determine the total cost. The pool owner should always plan on spending more than anticipated to be on the safe side. Always sit down and talk with a contractor to determine how much it’s going to run and try to determine any unforeseen circumstances.

If not, the quote could end up being much 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 swimming pool has been wrapped up. 

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 swimming pools, you should consider  a cost of roughly $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 years of enjoyment when installed the right way by 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 fantastic choice for home owners wanting something robust and unique.

Concrete Swimming Pools

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

With concrete swimming pools it’s important to note 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 pool.

To recap, there are three types of 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 in more detail. All three in-ground pool types have their pros and cons, so it's best to look at these advantages along with your budget to determine what is perfect for you in Trenton, 17948.