A backyard pool can be a fun addition to any backyard in East Watertown, 02472. If you're considering having a swimming pool installed you should know about all the expenses that can occur with this process before taking the plunge in a pool. In this article we have taken a cost averaging viewpoint to give you an idea of the costs that can occur with a swimming pool purchase. The total cost of a swimming pool can vary from region to region and each pool company will have different installation costs. This post is to be used as a generic guide for understanding the costs involved with a pool project. 

Let’s take a look at the expenses of various types of in-ground swimming pools such as vinyl, concrete and fiberglass pools. This will help us with a better idea 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 home owners prefer the “self-installation” option where the materials are handed to them for pool installation. If that’s the way you wish to take your project, please ignore this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your swimming pool project.

For others who need professional assistance (recommended), it’s smarter to start with the standard labor expenses before diving into specific pool types.

For the most part, the labor expenses are going to settle in the $35-50 per hour. Please note, that these fees are going to be different based on the installer, and the more famous builders that work with the best brands can be as high as $70 per hour before materials are included.

Be sure to ask about their rates before starting a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the project and your knowledge of what’s being charged to you versus what you're receiving.

Expectations From a Pool Quote 

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

Remember, no two in-ground pool projects will be the same, 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 swimming pool install?

Variables Include:

1) Available space dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) All materials needed 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 in-ground pool – shallow, deep and mid pool height levels.

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

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

9) Lighting for safety, security and mood. 

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

All of these variables, and based on what a property owner requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total expense. The pool purchaser should always plan on spending more than anticipated to be on the safe side. Always sit down and speak with a installer 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 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 talk about the specific types of pools available to consumers.

With fiberglass swimming pools, plan for  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 years of enjoyment when designed the right way by pool experts. 

The expenses associated with a vinyl liner 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 more custom in a pool.

Concrete Swimming Pools

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

With concrete swimming pools it’s important to remember they can be customized to your heart’s content as the installer 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 recap, there are three types of pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ in many ways. If you're still undecided about which pool type to choose one of our dealers can explain the difference between the pool types. All three in-ground pool types have their benefits and drawbacks, so it's best to look at these distinctions along with your budget to determine what is best for you in East Watertown, 02472.