Inground Swimming Pools

By Todd Fratzel on swimming pools

Inground Swimming Pool Cost

The big question I hear all the time is how much does an inground swimming pool cost? If I ask you how much a car costs I bet you’ll answer “it depends” on what you buy. This is so true with pools and I’d be doing you a disservice to try and even give parameters to what a pool might cost. For an average sized pool you’ll need to plan on a budget of $50,000 and up depending on the size, type, and landscaping. Our project, not including the pavilion / fire pit area was approximately $60,000 which included the pool, electrical, deck, fencing, and landscaping.

The best advice I can give is to be sure and get pricing on all the aspects of the pool before you commit to the pool itself. My experience is you’ll likely spend twice the cost of the pool once you’ve included all the other items (our pool itself was approximately $30,000 for the pool and equipment). Remember to get multiple estimates and lots of references. Most pool projects of this nature will take 6-8 weeks to complete.

Good luck and enjoy!

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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. Lillian Schaeffer says:

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that gunite in-ground pools are the most durable. My husband and I have been wanting to get a pool put in our yard for a while, and we are finally in a financial situation that will allow us to. We’ll definitely look into getting the excavation started right away, and we’ll look into getting gunite for its durability. Thanks for the great post!

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