A swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any home in Dresden, 14441. If you're considering having a pool installed you should know about all the expenses that can happen with this process before diving in in a pool. In this post we have taken a cost averaging approach to give you an understanding of the expenses that can occur with a pool project. The total cost of a in-ground swimming pool can vary from market to market and each contractor will have different expenses. This data is to be used as a basic guide for understanding the costs involved with a pool install.
Let’s review the expenses of installation types of in-ground swimming pools such as fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete or shortcrete pools. This will give you a better understanding of what’s a perfect fit for your budget and space availability.
Labor Costs Associated With a Pool
It’s important to tell you; some property owners prefer the “self-installation” option where the pool is handed to them for pool installation. 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 swimming pool project.
For others who would like professional help (recommended), it’s better to start with the standard labor fees before diving into specific pool manufacturers.
In most circumstances, the labor fees are going to be in the $35-50 per hour. Please note, that these fees are going to change based on the installer, and the more high end builders that carry the best name brands can be as high as $70 per hour or more before materials are considered.
Always ask about their rates before beginning a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the process and your understanding of what’s being paid for versus what you're expecting.
Getting a Pool Quote
To have a better understanding of how much each pool install costs, you want to get a complete understanding of the main requirements of each project attached to the total pool installation project.
Remember, no two swimming pool projects will be alike, 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 known for a pool project?
1) Backyard dimensions and layout.
2) Pool dimensions.
3) Materials required for the project.
4) Safety requirements – hand railings, proper markings, 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 accessories.
8) Safety fencing to help protect your pool and meet safety requirements.
9) Lighting for mood, safety and security.
10) Contractors – how many will be on the project and will their labor affect the total.
All of these variables, and based on what a property owner requires from the pool project installation process, will ultimately determine the total bill. The pool purchaser should always plan 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 hurt the wallet 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 major role on cost once the pool has been completed.
Now, that we have talked about the variables that should be considered, let’s talk about the specific types of pools available for sale.
With fiberglass swimming pools, you’re looking at 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 many years of enjoyment when designed the right way by swimming pool 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 wonderful choice for home owners wanting something creative.
Concrete Swimming 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 somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000-$40,000 or more...
With concrete pools it’s important to remember they can be customized to your heart’s content as the pool builder can construct them from the ground up. You will have full control over what can be done with your custom pool.
To recap, there are three types of swimming pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ without proper knowledge. If you're still unsure about which pool type to choose one of our dealers can explain the difference in more detail. All three pool types have their benefits and drawbacks, so it's best to look at these benefits along with your budget to determine what is perfect for you in Dresden, 14441.