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How Much Does a Swimming Pool Cost?

 
low costLow: $1,500-$5,000average costMedium: $7,000-$16,000high costHigh: $15,000-$45,000+
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  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.
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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.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
New gunite
Amount: $57,000.00
Posted by: Local in Slidell, LA.Posted: July 21st, 2016 03:07AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 450
Heated, raised spa, free form small pool with paver decking, two small sprayers in deck.
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Heated In-Ground Pool
Amount: $25,000.00
Posted by: GJ in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: September 24th, 2015 06:09AM
Material: FIBERGLASSType 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.
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Inground pool
Amount: $55,000.00
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
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midwest prices
Amount: $100,000.00
Posted by: Theresa in Deerfield, IL.Posted: December 1st, 2013 05:12PM
Material: gunniteType of Pool: in ground
Sq Ft of Pool: 800
Getting bids. Nothing lower than 100k. That is for basic pool and apron.
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midwest prices
Amount: $100,000.00
Posted by: Theresa in Deerfield, IL.Posted: December 1st, 2013 05:12PM
Material: gunniteType of Pool: in ground
Sq Ft of Pool: 800
Getting bids. Nothing lower than 100k. That is for basic pool and apron.
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Custom pool
Amount: $312,500.00
Posted by: a user in Valparaiso, IN.Posted: November 28th, 2011 11:11AM
Material: ConcreteType 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
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swimming pool
Amount: $20,000.00
Posted by: Darryl Gilliam in moreno vallely, CA.Posted: August 29th, 2011 05:08PM
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In ground pool
Amount: $256,000.00
Posted by: a user in Madison, CT.Posted: May 17th, 2011 02:05PM
Material: Concrete covered with marbleType 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.
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In ground custom pool
Amount: $56,000.00
Posted by: a user in Riverview, FL.Posted: March 28th, 2011 09:03AM
Material: Concret and shaleType 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.
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pool in wylie, tx
Amount: $15,000.00
Posted by: bl in wylie, TX.Posted: November 30th, 2010 12:11PM
Material: vinyl-linedType of Pool: in ground
Can the person who posted this give me the name of the company?
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in ground pool
Amount: $15,000.00
Posted by: nisreen in wylie, TX.Posted: May 30th, 2010 09:05AM
Material: vinyl-lined modelType of Pool: in ground pool
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above ground pool
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: Deb H. in Crete, IL.Posted: December 29th, 2009 07:12PM
Material: vinyl/aluminumType 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.
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outdoor inground pool
Amount: $0.00
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.
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