When you’re considering a swimming pool, one of the most common questions we are asked is “how much is this going to cost”? This simply isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer because each one is unique.
Here is a breakdown of some of the costs you will incur if you become a swimming pool owner:
If you plan to invest in a traditional in-ground swimming pool you can plan to spend anywhere from $20,000 up to, or even over $100,000. The variance in prices depends on the size and style of the pool you choose, the accessories you want to have installed with it and the building materials you choose for the project. Angie’s List estimates that $25,000 is the average price to have a pool installed, but again, it all depends on the size, style, equipment and building materials chosen.
Caring for the swimming pool once it’s been built is something that all potential pool owners need to consider. You could plan on cleaning the pool yourself. In that case, you will need to invest in the necessary chemicals and make certain you have a safe place to store them
If you opt to hire a company to clean your pool, there are associated costs. When determining whether it’s more cost effective for you to clean the pool yourself or hire a professional you will also want to consider how long it will take you to clean and maintain it and whether you have the time to devote to the task.
Talk with your homeowner’s insurance agent to see whether they will provide coverage if you have a swimming pool and if you will need to increase your liability coverages. You may be looking at an increase in your homeowner’s insurance premiums of 20% in some cases.
Don’t forget to factor in pool toys and outdoor furniture, items for your outdoor living space and patio furniture. Once we pay a site visit to discuss your swimming pool project, we will be able to give you a better idea on what it will cost to have your own family swimming pool installed.