The ABC’s of Pool Costs
When beginning the process of purchasing and installing a swimming pool, many are unsure what costs to expect and what those costs apply to within the purchase. Below we will explore the average costs of swimming pools, and what additional features may be added.
There is no simple answer to the question of how much a pool costs, as every swimming pool and project is unique. Homeowners can expect to pay roughly $25,000 – $50,000 dollars for their in-ground pool. However, variances such as pool size, depth, and types of materials will greatly impact the initial cost of your swimming pool. Moreover, your area of residence, the pool’s shape, and potential extra features will surely impact your pool’s cost. As a baseline, many people can get their in-ground pool installed for as low as $30,000.00.
Should you choose to equip your swimming pool with a heater, it may be a good idea to evaluate that cost alongside your base price. Pool heaters can be necessities in many colder regions, and offer a more comfortable swim for people in all climates. Installing a pool heater can cost as little as $700.00, but the average cost for consumers generally falls in the $1,400 and $3,700 dollar range. With many options for pool heating types, including gas or solar heat and heat pumps, it is best to discuss your options and exact prices with a licensed seller or contractor.
Additions like pool slides, diving boards, and ladders can vary the costs of pools dramatically. For example, a relatively simple pool slide could cost as little as $200.00; however, a pool slide with intricate landscaping options can run closer to the $8,000 dollar range. Fortunately, many of these additions can be made long after the pool has been installed so those looking to purchase a swimming pool need not be overwhelmed by the potential extra costs.
Factors That May Affect Pricing
Additional factors, such as backyard area accessibility and existing property grades, can also affect the base cost of a swimming pool. The best way to assess to what degree your yard is pool-ready is to have a professional contractor come to examine the space.
For more information and estimates regarding your own in-ground pool installation, contact one of the experienced professionals at Pools of Fun.