How Much Does It Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?

By | March 19, 2018

How Much Does a Swimming Pool Cost?

As you may see, there are two main types of swimming pools – the above-ground pool and in-ground pool.  To answer the question: “how much does it cost to build a pool? “,  We will look at the costs associated with the installation of both kinds of these popular swimming pools.

It seems that above ground pool is cheaper. According Data from providers the average cost of a 19′ diameter above ground swimming pool is $6,500; while the average cost of a 32’x16′ in-ground swimming pool is $22,000.

Typical costs and materials necessary to professionally install swimming pools include:

Above Ground Pool: sold as kits or by professional pool companies, these will require some site preparation that could include the need to level the area and provide access to electrical service. Remember, all swimming pools will need at least a pump 1 to ensure water is circulated and cleaned, and these are usually powered by electricity. The costs of above ground pools have already been addressed, and most will come with pumps 1, filter systems, and ladders; or

In-Ground Pool:  – when pools are built as in-ground models the costs will automatically increase due strictly to the fact that site preparation is expansive and materials are significant too. Most pools begin with the liner, and they can be made from vinyl 2 or fiberglass 3. The vinyl 2 is the least expensive with a standard cost of $25,700. The fiberglass 3 bump up the costs to $31,400 on average. There are also concrete and gunite 4 pools that require around $29,600 to $50,000 to install. Most in-ground pools will also demand some sort of surrounding patio installation as well as a need for fencing (as required by law in many areas of the world).