One of the first questions most people ask when they are interested in purchasing an in-ground concrete swimming pool is, “How much will it cost?”. This is a somewhat difficult question to answer considering all the factors involved in developing a swimming pool quote. As with any major purchase, it depends on the options you are seeking. It also depends on your backyard elevation and drainage. Many factors can influence the cost of a swimming pool. If you are looking for the cheapest option available, often times you will be disappointed with the end result. After all, your swimming pool is a major focal point of your backyard. It will remain a part of your backyard landscape for as long as you own your home. You want to choose options based on aesthetics, amount of maintenance, and quality. Below is a list of factors that influence the overall cost of your in-ground swimming pool:
- Type of pool finish (i.e. white plaster, Color Quartz, pebble finish)
- Size and Shape of the swimming pool
- Type and size of decking (i.e. concrete, travertine pavers, stone)
- Salt chlorine generator
- Brand and type of equipment
- Retaining walls
- Raised bond beams
- Lighting (fiber optic, LED, or incandescent lighting)
- Water features
- Automatic covers
- Tile choice
- Coping choice
- Automatic or in-floor cleaning system
You can see that there are many factors that influence the cost of an in-ground concrete swimming pool. When we discuss a project with our clients, we show them all of the options available for their swimming pool project and the costs associated with them. We try to educate our clients on the pros and cons of each choice so they can make an informed decision that they will not regret.
So, back to the original question, “How much does an in-ground concrete swimming pool cost?”. A typical, inground concrete swimming pool, with no decking costs anywhere from $30,000-$40,000. That same pool with decking can cost anywhere from $45,000 – $60,000. For the client that wants a turn key project, which includes fencing installation, the cost ranges from $48,000 to $70,000. Again, these are broad ranges since there are many factors that influence the cost of a swimming pool. A pool that costs $30,000 in one backyard, may cost $40,000 in another backyard because of sub-surface drainage and elevations.
We try to inform our clients and make them educated consumers. The pool buying process can be overwhelming with all the options out there. We pride ourselves on quality, custom designed swimming pools and we treat each project with the utmost care.
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