Cost Estimate Of A Pool

by Blake
(Kingston)

I am doing a project on inground pools. I am wondering how much a fully heated fully installed with liner pool would be.


Let's say about 1088 sq feet.




Thanks for the question Blake

This is such an open-ended question due to the vast amount of variables a pool owner must consider.

  • Kind of pool
  • Size
  • Permits
  • Area of the country. Place like Arizona have Caliche which is a hardened deposit of calcium carbonate and is similar to cement. It takes more time to dig through this.
  • Underground sewer, electrical, and water lines
  • Type of heating (solar, gas, electricity)
  • Amenities such as a deck, BBQ stand, veranda, etc...

    And much more

    A pool that's 1,088 sq. ft is about 50(L) x 21(W) but this only gives the surface sq. ft.

    The way to calculate the actual surface sq. ft of a pool is:

  • (L x W) + (L x Avg Depth x 2) + (W x shallow depth) + (W x deep depth) = Total square footage of surface of all the pool sides and bottom. This is because many pools have sloping sides and are irregularly shaped.

    The question also doesn't state whether it's an outdoor or indoor pool.

    This question is like asking what's the price of a fully loaded vehicle? There are hundreds of makes and models. We need to get specific.

    I can tell you that most inground outdoor home pools will run between $25,000 - $50,000. This is the base price. Then you'll need to add everything else.

    If you can get more specific it would be easier to answer the question. Really think about what you're looking for, from start to finish.

    This page can get you started in the right direction:

    Cost Of Swimming Pool Installation

    There are many questions to consider when researching the cost of a swimming pool.

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    Hope this helps.

    Robert

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    Should I Close The Pool With New Water
    by: Giselle

    I was unable to find an answer to my problem. IF you can help me..i would be grateful...because the local pool stores are of no help. We fully restored our pool this summer.

    It is about 10 to 12000, gallon. The bottom is concrete the sides are fiberglass. It was completely sandblasted to remove old paint and the painted with epoxy paint. The water just went in yesterday. The pump obviously is still closed up from last fall .

    Should I just leave the water as is? or do I need to try and balance the water so I can put some kind of winter algaecide in it? IT's only half full as we lower the water level in the winter, of course. THe cover is on too. Is there something I should try and stir into the water?

    I don't want a green pool in the spring, however if I need to empty and start with fresh water in spring I don't mind at all. I am just concerned about staining or any ice floating on top.(however the epoxy paint does say it is stainproof).

    I usually don't get ice that matters much and I have not used algaecide the last few years anyways. I usually just balance and super shock before closing and exchange half or more of the water in spring and start from there.

    My water doesn't usually get like a swamp.We also have well water. I would truly appreciate your opinion. THe pool stores are saying...don't do anything.

    I just don't feel like that's correct. We're in central Pa and temps are getting rather low at night and we're still warm during the day.

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    What would my cost be?

    by Katilyn Pritchard
    (South Daytona)

    I'm doing a Geometry project and I have to draw a pool and find out how many gallons of water is needed and the price. I have my gallons and I was wondering if you could tell me the cost.

    It will 14,700 gallons.

    What would be the cost?




    Thanks for the question Katilyn

    That's an open ended question because I'm unsure whether you are looking for an inground or above ground pool. They are calculated differently and have different features.

    But I'll give you both prices for a basic pool with a cartridge filter.

    For an inground pool:

    Min. Depth - 3'
    Max. Depth - 8'
    Length - 19'
    Width - 19'

    Estimated Number of Gallons = 14852

    This has a surface area of approx. 779 sq. ft. Normally it's about $50 per sq. ft. This pool would be approx. $39,000.

    For an above ground oval or round pool about 18ft X 33ft x 54in your looking at $3,795.00 for approx 13,959 gallons.

    I hope this has answered your question to your satisfaction.

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    How much does it cost to build a 30 by 60 pool?

    by Kayla
    (Fort Mill)

    All I want to know is how much it cost to build a 30 by 60 swimming pool for a project and I have looked on so many websites and I can't find one. Please help me! Thank You!




    Hi Kayla. Sorry for the delay in replying. I'm in Florida and got hit with Hurricane Irma. Just got our power back on a couple days ago.

    A good round figure is a pool will cost about $1000 per 1 gallon. This is just for the pool, not any accessories you may want such as a heater, slide, diving board, fencing, gazebo, decking, etc...

    Plaster pools are the most expensive, then fiberglass and vinyl comes in 3rd.

    There are so many variables to consider that it's difficult to offer an exact figure. However, a 30x60 pool with a shallow end of 3 ft. and a deep end of 9 ft. is approx 80k gallons which would equate to approx $80k.

    Hope this helps.

    Robert

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