A swimming pool can be a fun addition to any home in Galeton, 16922. If you're interested in having a pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can happen with pool installations before making an investment in a pool. In this document we have taken a cost averaging methodology to give you an idea of the costs involved with a swimming pool purchase. The total cost of a in-ground swimming pool can vary from state to state and each contractor will have different expenses. This data is to be used as a basic 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 concrete, fiberglass and vinyl liner pools. This will help us with a better idea of what’s the best fit for your budget and space availability.

General Pool Labor Costs 

It’s important to note; some property owners prefer the “self-installation” option where the swimming pool is handed to them for project install. If that’s a route 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 others who require professional help (recommended), it’s smarter to start with the standard labor costs before diving into specific pool manufacturers.

In general, the labor expenses are going to settle in the $35-50 hourly rate. Please think about, that these expenses are going to vary based on the contractor, and the more high end builders that use the best name brands can be as high as $70 per project hour before materials are accounted for.

Always 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 have a better feel for how much each pool install costs, you want to get a complete understanding of the general requirements of each project part of the total swimming pool install.

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 project. So, what are some of the variables that need to be known for a in-ground pool project?

Variables May Include:

1) Backyard dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used for the project.

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

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

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

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

8) Fencing for safety to help protect your livingspace and meet safety standards.

9) Lighting for safety, security and mood. 

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

these variables, and based on what a property owner requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total expense. The pool owner should always count on spending more than planned for 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 circumstances.

If not, the quote could end up being far greater than anticipated due to the additional needs related to the project. These costs are always going to play a greater role on cost once the in-ground pool has been completed. 

In-ground Fiberglass Pools

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

With fiberglass pools, you’re looking at  a cost near $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Liner Pools

The next type of in-ground swimming pool would be the vinyl liner pool. These are gorgeous pools that can provide plenty of years of enjoyment when designed the right way by professionals. 

The costs associated with a vinyl liner in-ground pool are going to settle in the range of $10,000-$30,000.Vinyl liner pools can be a great choice for property owners wanting something creative.

Custom Concrete Pools

The last option you 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 swimming pools it’s important to note they can be customized to your heart’s content as the installer can build them from the ground up. You will have complete 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 costs for those pool types can differ without proper knowledge. If you're still undecided about which pool type to purchase one of our installers 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 best for you in Galeton, 16922.