A swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any property in Artesian, 50677. If you're interested in having a pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can be associated with pool installations before making an investment in an in-ground swimming pool. In this post we have taken a cost averaging approach to give you an understanding of the financial requirements involved with a pool installation project. The total cost of a pool can vary from state to state and each installer will have different fees. This post is to be used as a basic guide for understanding the expenses involved with a swimming pool installation. 

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 idea of what’s a perfect fit for your home and needs.

General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to tell you; some property owners prefer the “self-installation” package where the swimming pool is handed to them for the installation. If that’s the way you wish to take your pool plan, please ignore 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 easier to start with the standard labor costs before diving into specific pool types.

For the most part, the labor expenses are going to be in the $35-50 an hour range. Please think about, that these prices are going to be different based on the installer, and the more famous builders that carry the best brands can be as high as $70 per project hour before materials are considered.

Always inquire about their rates before beginning a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the process and your knowledge of what’s being charged to you versus what you're expecting.

General Requirements Before a Quote 

To get a better read on 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 swimming pool projects will be alike, 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 known for a pool project?

Variables Include:

1) Backyard dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) All materials needed for the project.

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

5) Free-form, rectangle, custom shapes, etc.

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

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

8) Fencing for safety to help protect your pool and meet safety requirements.

9) Lighting for security, mood and safety. 

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

these variables, and based on what a property owner requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total bill. The pool purchaser should always count on spending more than expected to be on the safe side. Always sit down and talk with a contractor 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 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 in-ground pool has been finished. 

In-ground Fiberglass Pools

Now, that we have talked about 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 near $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Liner Pools

The next type of swimming pool would be the vinyl liner pool. These are beautiful pools that can provide many years of enjoyment when planned for the right way by pool installers. 

The fees associated with a vinyl liner in-ground pool are going to settle in the area of $10,000-$30,000.Vinyl liner pools can be a fantastic choice for property owners wanting something robust and unique.

Concrete (Shotcrete) Pools

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

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

In review, there are three types of in-ground swimming pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ without proper knowledge. If you're still not quite sure about which pool type to budget for one of our dealers can explain the difference between the pool types. All three swimming pool types have their benefits and drawbacks, so it's best to look at these distinctions along with your budget to determine what is optimal for you in Artesian, 50677.