Estimating swimming pool installation cost

How much does it cost to install swimming pool?

Cost to get a new swimming pool installed determined by a number of factors and total expenses primary depend on pool prices for a prefabricated option or materials prices to build custom one, and labor cost to complete the work. While calculating total expenditures for installing new pool a number of additional factors should be taken into account. Contractor will calculate the cost after in-home inspection, determining type and size of a swimming pool has to be installed or build and analyzing work complexity. Itemized estimate will reflect all charges and fees associated with installation as well as materials expenses.

Calculating swimming pool installation cost

Swimming pool prices comparison materials-prices

Swimming pool dimensions, type and materials they made of will define the price. Smaller, up to 12 feet in diameter rounded inflatable pools one of the cheapest options. Above ground pools with metal frame which able to hold 14,000 – 16,000 gallons of water and exceed 50” in depth will be more expensive. In-ground prefabricated fiberglass or vinyl pools have significantly higher price.

Determining labor cost for pool installation labor-cost

Labor cost to install a pool will depend on work complexity. There is a huge difference in labor expenses between installation of above ground and in ground pools. Digging hole, installing in-ground plumbing system and building a custom shape gunite pool as a permanent structure requires significantly higher investment comparing to simple assembling and filling with water above-ground temporary pool on the back yard.

Shopping for new swimming pool shopping

Factory made standard above ground pools which normally do not exceed 35’ in length and 5’ in depth can be purchased from a local home improvement store. Pools in variety of shapes colors and styles can be ordered online from pool distributors and delivered to your home address.

While available in stock swimming pools is one of the least expensive alternatives and even can be sold at clearance and seasonal sales with 15% – 25% discounts from its original price, custom ordered inground swimming pools with stylish liner and creatively designed steps is quite an expensive idea.

Estimating installation time estimating-time

Time necessary to complete swimming pool installation will be determined by difficulty of work. Assembling oval or rounded 15” wide above-ground pool with a simple filtration system and polyester mesh as an inner liner reinforced with steel frame can be done in a few hours. At the same time building custom in-ground pool 6 – 8 feet deep finished with tile and installing complex water heating system is much more time consuming process which can last for a couple month.

Work complexity work-complexity

Most homeowners are able to follow manufacturer installation instruction and manage installation of simple inflated pools with 1,400 – 2,000 gallons of water capacity on the flat surface. Assembling wall panels made of steel while installing above-ground swimming pool is more complicated task, but still can be completed by homeowners with minimum construction skills. Building in-ground concrete swimming pool is not a do it yourself project and professional contractor who will guaranty the work quality should be hired to perform such work.