A swimming pool can be a luxurious addition to any property in Anderson, 17029. If you're interested in having a swimming pool installed you should know about all the expenses that can occur with this process before diving in in a pool. In this article we have taken a cost averaging viewpoint to give you an idea of the expenses involved with a swimming pool purchase. The total cost of a in-ground swimming pool can vary from region to region and each pool company will have different installation costs. This data is to be used as a general guide for understanding the expenses involved with a pool install. 

Let’s review the costs of various types of in-ground swimming pools such as fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete or shortcrete pools. This will provide us a better idea of what’s the best fit for your home and space availability.

Labor Costs Associated With a Pool 

It’s important to tell you; some home owners prefer the “self-installation” package where the pool is handed to them for project install. If that’s a route you wish to take your pool project, please ignore this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your total pool project expenses.

For those who require professional help (recommended), it’s easier to start with the general labor expenses before diving into specific pool models.

In general, the labor fees are going to be in the $35-50 per hour. Please think about, that these prices are going to be different based on the pool company, and the more high end builders that carry the best name brands can be as high as $70 per hour before materials are accounted for.

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

General Requirements Before a Quote 

To have a better read on how much each pool type costs, you want to get a complete understanding of the primary requirements of each project part of the total swimming pool install.

Remember, no two 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 known for a pool install?

Variables Include:

1) Available space dimensions and layout.

2) Pool dimensions.

3) All materials needed for the project.

4) Safety precautions – hand railings, proper markings, 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, swim jets and other pool accessories.

8) Fencing for safety to help protect your investment and meet safety needs.

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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

Taking into account these variables, and based on what a home owner requires from the swimming pool installation process, will ultimately determine the total cost. The home owner should always count on spending more than expected to be on the safe side. Always sit down and talk with a pool guy 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 your project might have. These fees are always going to play a higher role on cost once the pool has been finished. 

Fiberglass Swimming 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 swimming pools, you’re looking at  a cost of roughly $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Liner In-ground Pools

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

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

Concrete Swimming Pools

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

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

To reflect, there are three types of in-ground swimming pools and the costs for those pool types can differ in many ways. If you're still unsure about which pool type to purchase one of our installers can explain the difference between the pool types. All three swimming 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 Anderson, 17029.