A backyard pool can be a luxurious addition to any home in Hasbrouck Heights, 07604. If you're considering having a pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can occur with this process before making an investment in an in-ground swimming pool. In this document we have taken a cost averaging methodology to give you an understanding of the financial requirements related to a pool installation project. The total cost of a swimming pool can vary from market to market and each pool company will have different expenses. This post is to be used as a basic guide for understanding the expenses involved with a swimming pool installation. 

Let’s have a look the costs of installation types of in-ground swimming pools such as concrete, fiberglass and vinyl liner pools. This will give you a better idea of what’s a perfect fit for your home and space availability.

Labor Expenses for Installing a Pool 

It’s important to note; some property owners prefer the “self-installation” package where the pool is handed to them for the installation. If that’s the way you wish to take your project, please disregard this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your swimming pool project.

For others who require professional insights (recommended), it’s better to start with the basic labor fees before diving into specific pool models.

For the most part, the labor fees are going to be in the $35-50 an hour range. Please note, that these expenses are going to change based on the pool company, and the more famous builders that carry the best name brands can be as high as $70 per hour or more before materials are accounted for.

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

General Requirements Before a Quote 

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

Remember, no two in-ground pool projects will be exact, and most have to take into account the space to work with and the total requirements of the total livingspace needs. 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 required for the project.

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

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

6) Depth of 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 requirements.

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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

When considering these variables, and based on what a home owner requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total expense. The pool owner should always plan on spending more than planned for to be on the safe side. Always sit down and communicate with a pool guy to determine how much it’s going to cost and try to determine any unforeseen circumstances.

If not, the quote could end up being much greater than anticipated due to the additional needs related to the project. These expenses are always going to play a higher role on cost once the project has been completed. 

Fiberglass Pools

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

With fiberglass swimming pools, you should consider  a cost somewhere in the range of $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 beautiful pools that can provide many years of enjoyment when planned for the right way by professionals. 

The costs associated with a vinyl 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 more custom in a pool.

Concrete (Shotcrete) Pools

The last option you will have is a concrete swimming pool, and this is the most expensive type of them all. 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 your heart’s content as the pool builder can construct them from the ground up. You will have complete control over what can be done with your custom in-ground swimming pool.

To reflect, there are three types of pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ in many ways. If you're still not quite sure about which pool type to budget for one of our dealers can explain the difference in more detail. All three pool types have their strengths and weaknesses, so it's best to look at these advantages along with your budget to determine what is optimal for you in Hasbrouck Heights, 07604.