Cost of Swimming Pool Installation

Cost of swimming pool and pool maintenance. Before you build a swimming pool, consider the financing of the pool and mistakes to avoid.

A swimming pool can and will be a big decision, but with the proper information, it can be a little easier.

Most people opt to finance the pool.

The cost of installing an above ground pool is less than the cost of inground swimming pool installation.

Buying a swimming pool is full of hidden costs that, over time, may deplete your savings.

Do your homework, get the best pool builder, and ask not just questions, but the right questions. 

Cost of Swimming Pool Checklist

  • Get a reputable dealer or contractor. Be sure all estimates are in writing. Keep an eagle-eye on the progress.
  • Check the contract for all the "if's", "and's", or "but's". Remember you can get your pool water shipped in through a good pool water delivery company.
  • Excavation costs can run into the extra thousands of dollars. This is never cheap, but what if your contractor hits a huge rock, then what? If it can't be removed the old fashion way, you pay the difference.
  • Say goodbye to your landscaping, plants, trees, flowers, fencing, prized Roses and Petunias, humming bird feeder, little yard gnomes, and pretty much anything else in your backyard.
  • You'll probably be responsible for any water, sewer, or electric lines that will be rerouted.

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The cost of swimming pool renovations can be from hundreds to thousands of dollars along with pool insurance cost. The pool is something to really consider along with the possibility of swimming pool resurfacing and the monthly cost of a pool.

Be sure to call the city and/or county to get the proper permits. Also, call the sewer, water, and electric company to make sure where the line are, and if anything should happen, what steps you'll need to take to make things right.

If you're thinking about building your own swimming pool (diy inground pool) or selling a home yourself with a custom inground pool with a custom swimming pool design, you may want to consider installing an inexpensive outdoor bbq island which is a good selling point and can be used during your pool party.

Find a good and reputable swimming pool dealer. Many swimming pool companies that offer inground pool kits, automatic pool covers, a swimming pool solar heater, electric pool heater, and other specialty pools that can help your in ground pool cost become more manageable.

They can offer a wide variety of:

  • Vinyl pool liners
  • A fiberglass inground pool
  • Pool solar heater
  • Pool heat pump
  • Different colors of pool plaster
  • Solar heating panels
  • Swimming pool solar heaters (A variety of solar heating for swimming pools)
  • Swimming pool heat pump
  • Swimming pool winter cover
  • Removable pool fence
  • Solar pool rings
  • In ground and above ground pool fences
  • A salt water pool

This will help cut the inground pool cost, reduce the pool maintenance cost, and help you build swimming pool security and enjoyment. Talk to other people about the cost of swimming pool installation to make an educated decision.


Financing - Swimming pool financing and the average costs of installing and building a swimming pool, common mistakes and questions to ask.

Cost of Swimming Pool Installation

Water Delivery - Swimming pool water delivery provides a bulk water delivery system to meet your needs.


Swimming Pool Installation Costs Do's & Dont's

Shop around. Don't jump on the first quote a contractor gives you. Ask questions. The right questions.

Do your homework, then try some of these questions:

  • Check for the best swimming pool prices. What's the price? Is that the best you can do? There are others out there I like.
  • Installation cost?
  • Do I want concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl? What the difference in price, chemical use, longevity, etc...
  • Does the pool come with full plumbing? What type of filtration system? Why that one?
  • Any special plumbing required?
  • What's the warranty? What if it leaks? I need to see specifics.
  • Do you sub-contract anything? Is he licensed and insured? Is he experienced in these kinds of pools? I need to see proof.
  • What are the safety features for the filtration system? What would happen if a safety feature fails? If it does fail, who is responsible?
  • If it does fail, who will fix it? Will you, or do you contract that out to someone else? Who is it? Why do you use them?
  • Will my personal property tax and insurance go up? Why?
  • How much for the additional electricity or another energy cost?
  • How much for any safety features, like a barrier or safety fence?
  • How much for an electric pool heater?
  • How about any accessories? A diving board, slide, toys, test kit, safety or solid pool cover, that big inflatable whale with the foot rest and 6-cup holder with lumbar support?
  • How much for pool water maintenance?
  • I want to take the time and fully read the contract.
  • I'm interested in how it looks, but also the plumbing, filtration, flow rate, safety issues, etc...
  • I want to get at least 3-4 estimates before I proceed.
  • Do your homework. Be sure to talk to contractors, get estimates, look at permits, talk to the sewer, water, and electric company, compared models and prices. 

Average Inground Pool Cost

Well, I cannot give you a concrete, no pun intended, answer to the specific question of swimming pool prices or the cost of swimming pool installation, but I can give you a rough estimate so you may gauge whether the cost of inground swimming pool installation is right for you.

To get your answer to the all important question of "What is the installation cost of swimming pools?" it will depend on:

  • Concrete, Fiberglass, or Vinyl Liner
  • Pool Size
  • Design Specs

This chart may help.

Concrete Pool Fiberglass Pool Vinyl Liner Pool
$20,000-$50,000 $15,000 - $30,000 $10,000 - $25,000


Approximate Swimming Pool Prices
Size Steel Walls w/ Vinyl Liner Polymer Walls w/ Vinyl Liner Cement Walls w/ Vinyl Liner Gunite/Cement
16X30 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $37,000
18X40 $19,000 $20,000 $21,000 $38,000
20x40 $20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $40,000

The initial cost of swimming pool building will go away, but the memories of those perfect Summer afternoons will last a lifetime.

Happy Swimming

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