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  Low: $1,500-$5,000 Medium: $7,000-$16,000 High: $15,000-$45,000+   Typical costs: Installing an aboveground pool can cost $1,500-$5,000; for in-ground estimated costs are $7,000-$16,000 for a vinyl-lined model, $15,000-$25,000 for a fiberglass shell and $17,000-$45,000 for concrete or gunite. However, custom designs can run prices much higher. Related articles: Home Addition, Gas Central Heating, Upgrading an Electrical Panel What should be included: Aboveground pools are relatively easy to install by following the manufacturer's instructions; in-ground ones require excavating, plumbing and much more.

This Old House[1] uses photos to show the steps used to create an $80,000 custom concrete in-ground pool. BettersHomesandGardens.com presents on overview of the various types of pools as well as a slide show of poolside pavilions that could be included in your project. Basic (but not detailed) instructions for installing your own vinyl-liner in-ground pool are provided at AssociatedContent.com[2] .

Shopping for a swimming pool: The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals[3] provides referrals to swimming pool contractors. The State of California[4] lists extremely detailed guidelines for picking a swimming pool contractor, writing a contract, scheduling payments and all other aspects of this complex project; the information covered is valuable for residents of any state. CostHelper News What People Are Paying - Recent Comments Posted by: GJ in Indianapolis, IN.

Posted: September 24th, 2015 06:09AM Material: FIBERGLASS Type of Pool: In-Ground Sq Ft of Pool: 336 12' x 28' Fiberglass pool with heater, 3'to 5' deep, entry stairs & handrail at shallow end, soaking bench/shelf in deep end, multi-color LED light in deep end, and decorative contrasting tile trim along steps and bench. A concrete apron 3' wide around perimeter of pool and 6' patio area was included.

Also purchased a heavy duty mesh safety cover for winter but wish I'd opted for the cheaper cover. Had the pool closed by professionals every year. When it was time to re-open the pool, the water was black as coffee because the mesh allowed debris that accumulated on the cover throughout the winter to decay and gradually filter through the mesh into the water (so I was told by the professionals). Took massive amounts of chlorine to clear it up.

The first year it was two weeks to get back to clear water, but afterwards we knew how to treat it and within just a few days we had crystal clear water.I would recommend a fiberglass pool to anyone. Regular maintenance is a breeze. Posted by: Mom of 4 in South riding, VA. Posted: August 14th, 2014 05:08AM Sq Ft of Pool: 600 600sqf pool with bush concrete patio approx 930 sqf. With the fence, it would be over 70k Posted by: Theresa in Deerfield, IL.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 05:12PM Material: gunnite Type of Pool: in ground Sq Ft of Pool: 800 Getting bids. Nothing lower than 100k. That is for basic pool and apron. Posted by: Theresa in Deerfield, IL. Posted: December 1st, 2013 05:12PM Material: gunnite Type of Pool: in ground Sq Ft of Pool: 800 Getting bids. Nothing lower than 100k. That is for basic pool and apron. Posted by: a user in Valparaiso, IN.

Posted: November 28th, 2011 11:11AM Material: Concrete Type of Pool: In ground Sq Ft of Pool: 5850 Also had it in closed with a glass sun room including a fireplace and retractable roof the custom building was not included in the price I posted it does include 3 waterfalls a cave/ grotto and a built in spa And heating Posted by: Darryl Gilliam in moreno vallely, CA. Posted: August 29th, 2011 05:08PM Posted by: a user in Madison, CT.

Posted: May 17th, 2011 02:05PM Material: Concrete covered with marble Type of Pool: In ground Sq Ft of Pool: 2,025 Custom pool with rock climbing wall and 3 zip lines. Pool also has two water slides. We added a UV light water purifier so no chemicals are needed. Posted by: a user in Riverview, FL. Posted: March 28th, 2011 09:03AM Material: Concret and shale Type of Pool: in ground Sq Ft of Pool: 850 Custom pool with zero entry shallow end, 3 foot drop off to deep end.

Attached hot tub with water fall over shale stones into deep end. Aluminum and screen enclosure with paver deck. Added a small outdoor kitchen. Posted by: bl in wylie, TX. Posted: November 30th, 2010 12:11PM Material: vinyl-lined Type of Pool: in ground Can the person who posted this give me the name of the company? Posted by: nisreen in wylie, TX. Posted: May 30th, 2010 09:05AM Material: vinyl-lined model Type of Pool: in ground pool Posted by: Deb H.

in Crete, IL. Posted: December 29th, 2009 07:12PM Material: vinyl/aluminum Type of Pool: above ground round Sq Ft of Pool: 52\" x 30 Had installed over a previous pool area. Was charged for leveling, although I didn't think it needed it. Electric was already installed. Do not skimp on care. Very hard to return to swimming condition. Do not allow to completely drain or liner will shrink and be unuseable.

No deck so stairs was interesting. Otherwise cost effective and easy to care for. Posted by: Leslie Shivley in Ridgeway, VA. Posted: May 20th, 2009 07:05PM Material: Type of Pool: inground We haven't decided on all of the details. We are comparing prices in the Ridgeway, VA area. Need more info.and dealers to talk with. External Resources:  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,1078966,00.

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Pool Size As you can imagine, the single largest cost factor in any pool installation is its size. The larger the pool, the higher the costs. Not only is the cost of installation more, so are the operational costs. In the end, it's the size of your pool comes down to how much pool your yard will allow and how much pool you think is enough (or want to pay for). Hire a Professional Pool Builder Above or In-Ground? You can save considerably on the cost of a pool if you install an above ground pool rather than an in-ground pool.

The excavation aspect of pool installation is a large percentage of the cost and the types of materials needed to build an in-ground pool are more expensive too. However, an above ground pool certainly does not add the same value to your home as an in-ground variety as many people consider above-ground pools aesthetically unappealing. Pool Materials Do you want a cement pool, tiled pool, or vinyl-lined pool? Different materials have different costs.

Solid concrete pool is more expensive, it will last longer than a vinyl-lined pool. And while you might love the look of porcelain tiles, you may not want to incur the expense - especially when a liner that is formed to look like tile will give you the same aesthetic. There are as many price points as there are types of pool materials, so it is important to talk to your installation professional about which is best for you.

But keep in mind that if there is a look that you love that you think you cannot afford, you may be able to recreate that look with a less expensive materials Heating and Filtration. How you heat, clean, filter and maintain your pool is an additional cost to consider. Although you can find low-priced heating and filtration systems, remember that your pool's heating and filtration systems will be working around the clock.

This may not be an area in which you want to skimp! If you cut corners here it may lead to costly repairs or more maintenance down the line. Pool Extras Do you want a diving board? A kiddie pool? How about a whirlpool attached to the main pool? A forced current system is great if you're looking for an intense swimming workout. Do you feel you need cement benches surrounding your pool, or a covered deck adjacent to it? All these extras can add a lot of cost to your pool installation.

The good thing is that most of them can be added after the pool is installed. Just be sure to tell your pool pro what extras you're considering so they can let you know what makes sense to install now and what makes sense to install later Contact a Pool Professional Refer a Pro who does this service and receive an Amazon Gift Card! Was this page helpful? Was this page helpful? Thank you for submitting your feedback.

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