How much does a swimming pool cost? At Goodall Pools & Spas, that is a question we answer every day. And the answer is, It depends.
There are a lot of factors to consider: the size and shape of the pool, the material the swimming pool is made from, the depth of the pool, and the associated equipment, such as filters, pumps, heaters, and extras, among other things.
Real Swimming Pool Cost Figures
As a Pool & Spa News Top 50 Pool Builder and Top 50 Service Company, and as a company with more than fifty years in the business, we take pride in being able to provide the answers you need to start budgeting and planning your pool project.
A modest project for a basic inground pool, with no additional requirements, can start at around $50,000. For a custom beach pool, you can expect somewhere in the ballpark of $100,000 and up. Fiberglass pool installation can fall somewhere in between those ranges. With financing from one of our partners, you can plan the perfect pool no matter how big or small your backyard aspirations.
Need more information? To calculate your inground pool cost with more accuracy, some details will need to be explored. Let’s take a closer look.
Size and Shape: Your New Swimming Pool’s Footprint
Think of your pool as a canvas. The larger and more complex your canvas, the more paint (or in this case, materials and labor) you’ll need.
A bigger pool not only uses more resources but may also require a more intricate installation process. And if you’re dreaming of a unique shape, prepare for a price that’s just as custom.
Material Mastery: Vinyl, Fiberglass, and Concrete Swimming Pools
Another factor that will impact your swimming pool cost is the choice between fiberglass, vinyl liner, or concrete.
Fiberglass pools, known for their durability and low maintenance, typically carry a higher initial investment compared with vinyl liner pools but are less than a custom beach pool. This is due to the pre-formed, one-piece construction of fiberglass pools, which often requires less labor for installation but higher transportation costs.
On the other hand, vinyl liner pools are generally more budget friendly upfront. They require a custom-built frame to be lined with the vinyl material, making them less expensive initially.
However, vinyl liners usually need replacement every five to ten years, which can add to long-term costs. While fiberglass pools have a higher upfront cost, their longevity and reduced maintenance requirements often make them more cost effective over time.
A custom beach pool allows you to choose any style or shape you desire. You are never limited by size or shape. With a sloped beach entry and incredible amenities, these pools have a higher price point but may be very worth it with all the features you can add.
Each option brings its own unique set of virtues and value propositions. Vinyl shines with its versatility and value-focused pricing. Fiberglass is celebrated for its low-maintenance, fuss-free nature. And a beach pool offers almost endless possibilities for design and function.
Depth and Detail: Personalizing Your Swimming Pool
Want a wading area for the little ones? Dreaming of a diving board? Each detail, from depth changes to decorative touches, can influence your inground pool cost.
Custom features like waterfalls, infinity edges, or built-in seating can transform your pool from basic to breathtaking, but they also add to the expense.
Equipment Essentials: Filters, Heaters, and More
The heart of your pool’s functionality lies in its equipment.
Filters, pumps, heaters, and cleaning systems are the unsung heroes keeping your pool pristine. Opting for high-quality, energy-efficient equipment might cost more upfront but can save you money in the long run.
Preparing for the Unexpected
With any project as big as a new swimming pool construction, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Every property and every swimming pool installation is different. Factors that are difficult to anticipate can impact the cost of a new pool project.
For example, a pool installation requires digging — often a source of variables. Rock and limestone under your backyard increase the cost and difficulty level of the project. Permitting costs are another variable: They can vary from place to place.
Fair pricing and honest estimates from Goodall Pools help you to remain aware of those factors and manage those surprise costs.
Balancing Budget and Beauty
Understanding the balance between what you desire and what works for your property, your lifestyle, and your family’s budget is key.
At Goodall Pools & Spas, we believe in transparent, honest pricing, and will work with you to find the perfect blend of beauty and budget. Our goal is to ensure your pool is not just a purchase, but an investment in lifelong memories.
Goodall Pools & Spas has been named a Top 50 Pool Builder as well as a Top 50 Service Provider by Pool & Spa News. We have been in business for over fifty years and we prioritize honest, solution-oriented service. Regardless of your budget, project size, and financing options, a new swimming pool is a major step in enjoying your home. Partner with Goodall to make sure your pool meets all of your expectations. Reach out to us today and let’s talk about your new swimming pool!