A backyard pool can be a fun addition to any home in New Glarus, 53574. If you're considering having a in-ground pool installed you should consider all the expenses that can happen with pool installations before making an investment in a pool. In this article we have taken a cost averaging approach to give you an idea of the costs involved with a pool installation project. The total cost of a pool can vary from city to city and each installer will have different fees. This post is to be used as a general guide for understanding the costs involved with a pool project. 

Let’s review the expenses 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 project and needs.


Labor Costs Associated With a Pool 

It’s important to explain; some property owners prefer the “self-installation” option where the materials are handed to them for project install. If that’s a route you wish to take your pool project, please disregard this section as it doesn’t pertain to you or your total pool project expenses.

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

In most circumstances, the labor costs are going to be in the $35-50 an hour range. Please note, that these fees are going to vary based on the contractor, and the more high end builders that work with the best brands can be as high as $70 per project hour before materials are considered.

Always ask about these rates before beginning a project with a contractor. It can help expedite the project and your knowledge of what’s being paid for versus what you're receiving.

General Requirements Before a Quote 

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

Remember, no two swimming 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 total livingspace needs. So, what are some of the variables that need to be known for a in-ground pool project?

Variables May Include:

1) Available space dimensions and layout.

2) In-ground pool dimensions.

3) All materials needed for the project.

4) Safety measures – hand railings, proper markings, automatic 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 requirements to help protect your livingspace and meet safety standards.

9) Lighting for mood, safety and security. 

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

these variables, and based on what a property owner requires from the swimming pool installation process, will ultimately determine the total expense. The home owner should always plan for spending more than expected to be safe. Always sit down and speak with a installer to determine how much it’s going to run and try to determine any unforeseen circumstances.

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 in-ground pool has been completed. 

Fiberglass Pools

Now, that we have talked about the variables that should be considered, let’s talk about the specific types of pools available to consumers.

With fiberglass in-ground pools, plan for  a cost near $15,000-$35,000 (based on size).

Vinyl Swimming Pools

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

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

Concrete Swimming Pools

The third option one will have is a concrete 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 pools it’s important to remember they can be customized to however you choose as the contractor can build them from the ground up. You will have full control over what can be done with your custom in-ground swimming pool.

To reflect, there are three types of swimming pools and the expenses for those pool types can differ quite significantly. If you're still unsure about which pool type to purchase one of our contractors can explain the difference between the pool types. All three pool types have their pros and cons, so it's best to look at these distinctions along with your budget to determine what is optimal for you in New Glarus, 53574.