Home Indoor Swimming Pools 101: Cost, Construction, and Prices

Indoor swimming pools and indoor pool designs.  Get the most fun from home indoor in ground swimming pools. 

Indoor swimming pools and indoor pool designs.  Get the most fun from home indoor in ground swimming pools.

Do you live in a warm climate or cold climate?  Does swimming all year long in a perfectly controlled environment interest you?  Swimming inside has its benefits.  Those who enjoy an indoor exercise pool can use these tips for an enclosed and heated pool year-round, instead of just during the Summer months.

In some parts of the country having an indoor outdoor pool can increase property value.

Read on to learn more about this, including material choices, inground pool prices and inground pool cost.

Choices For Indoor Swimming Pools

You have options that include:

  • Vinyl
  • Fiberglass pool kit
  • Concrete

Vinyl pools are considered the least expensive of the three while one piece fiberglass pools may be the most expensive.  On the flip-side,  fiberglass and vinyl residential pools are less to maintain (chemically that is) while a quality concrete or plaster swimming pool are the most expensive.

Indoor swimming pool design is limited only by your imagination.  You can create all kinds of structures, waterfalls, hot tub/pool combos, decking, landscaping, etc...  Customizing your pool might be more expensive in the short term but it can add to your re-sale value if you ever want to move. 

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Indoor Pool Dehumidification, Exhaust, and Ventilation

this part is so vitally important.  An indoor pool will create a very humid area if it doesn't have a proper source of fresh air, exhaust, and dehumidification system.  This will prevent any mold or mildew growth.

Pool Dehumidification

If this is not in place and properly working, the pool room will become wet very quickly due to the evaporation of the water.

Indoor Pool Exhaust and Ventilation

Without a good supply of fresh air and a strong exhaust system the chloramines (combined chlorine) will increase in your pool causing you to pool shock too often.  The pool room will also stink like chlorine.  Have you ever smelled in indoor public pool?  Yeah, not nice.  Be sure to get a quality room heater to stay comfortable while you're out of the water.  Contact a good qualified local contractor/swimming pool dealer that is experienced in indoor swimming pools. Be sure to get others bids before signing on the dotted line. 

Vapor Barrier

Residential indoor pools need what is known as a vapor barrier.  This barrier is installed in the wall surrounding your pool to keep the moisture and vapors from the rest of your home.  Also consider moisture-proof insulation in the walls and ceiling to prevent mold and mildew.  It's a very thick piece of plastic that should envelop the entire room.

Indoor swimming pools and indoor pool designs.  Get the most fun from home indoor in ground swimming pools.

Cost Of Installing Indoor Swimming Pools

Just a few years ago it was rare for a homeowner to install an indoor pool.  Due to the advances in technology there are many people that are opting for an indoor pool.  The availability of contractors and space makes this all the more possible.  For this section, I'll be focusing on a normal 11' x 18' x 40 pool which includes the deck.  Larger indoor pools will have a larger initial cost, but this will be a good starting point for you.

Cost Of The Pool

The actual indoor pool comes in a standard size of 8' x 15' with a full space of at least 11' x 18'.  The initial cost for a pool this size is about $20,000.  You'll find most pools are about 40" deep and, depending upon where you live, can go up to 80" in depth. 

The Main Area

This could be the bulk of the cost for the homeowner.  Without the appropriate layout you might need to construct an entire enclosed area dedicated to the indoor pool.  Additionally, any extra electrical work and re-routing water and plumbing will add to the initial cost.  

Heated Water For Your Indoor Pool

To swim comfortably, the water must be heated.  You have several choices from solar, to gas, or electric.  Do your homework and talk to several contractor to see what your best options are for your new indoor pool.

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Indoor Pool Swimming Safety

Swimming safety is obviously the most important part of having a swimming pool.  Lock all doors when the pool is not in use.  You may consider a swimming pool alarm and door alarm to each access door to the pool room. This will notify you if a child enters the pool area.  Also consider a quality pool safety cover if you shut-down your pool for any reasons or for long absences.

Indoor pools have come a long way in the last few years.  If you can afford it, have the space, and your family wants one, go for it and have fun swimming year-round for your own all inclusive family vacations!!

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