A swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any backyard in Paramus, 07652. If you're thinking bout having a swimming pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can be associated with pool installations before making an investment in a pool project. In this document we have taken a cost averaging methodology to give you an idea of the financial requirements involved with a swimming pool purchase. The total cost of a swimming pool can vary from market to market and each pool company will have different installation costs. This data 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 various types of in-ground swimming pools such as fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete or shortcrete 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 explain; some people prefer the “self-installation” package where the pool is handed to them for pool installation. If that’s a route you wish to take your pool plan, please don't pay attention this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your total pool project expenses.

For others who need professional help (recommended), it’s easier to start with the standard labor fees before diving into specific pool manufacturers.

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

Be sure to inquire about their rates before paying a contractor. It can help expedite the process and your expectations of what’s being paid for versus what you're receiving.

Expectations From a Pool Quote 

To have a better understanding of how much each pool type costs, you want to get a good understanding of the general requirements of each project attached to the total pool project.

Remember, no two swimming pool projects will be exact, and most have to take into account the space available 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 project?

Variables Include:

1) Available space dimensions and layout.

2) In-ground pool dimensions.

3) Materials being used for the project.

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

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

6) Depth of swimming pool – shallow, deep 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 standards.

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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

All of 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 safe. Always sit down and communicate with a installer to determine how much it’s going to hurt the wallet and try to determine any unforeseen design flaws.

If not, the quote could end up being much greater than anticipated due to the additional needs you may have. These fees are always going to play a greater role on cost once the pool has been finished. 

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 in-ground pools, you should consider  a cost somewhere in the range of $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Liner Pools

The next type of pool would be the vinyl liner pool. These are dramatic pools that can provide plenty of years of enjoyment when planned for the right way by professionals. 

The fees associated with a vinyl 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.

Custom Concrete Pools

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

With concrete swimming 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 swimming pool.

In review, there are three types of in-ground swimming pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ quite significantly. If you're still not quite sure about which pool type to choose one of our dealers can explain the difference and why. All three pool types have their strengths and weaknesses, so it's best to look at these benefits along with your budget to determine what is perfect for you in Paramus, 07652.