When you consider adding an in-ground pool to your property, you think about the privacy of your own oasis, the joy it brings to your family, and the memories that you can make with it. However, something that many people do not consider, or even want to think about, is how much it would cost to build an inground pool.

In this blog, we are going to break down the cost to build such an oasis.

Initial Costs
Every successful project starts with planning. During this phase, the homeowner and contractor will discuss what size the pool is going to be, how deep it will be, and its shape. Another key factor is the material of the pool. There are two types of pools we offer with their own unique characteristics and associated expenses. They are:

  1. Concrete Pools: this option offers an endless amount of customization possibilities, but is usually the most expensive option starting at around $110,000.
  1. Fiberglass Pools: although the customization options aren’t as present with fiberglass, these pools are an extremely durable alternative to concrete. Plus they start at a lower cost, usually around $95,000.

Site Considerations
During the construction phase, there are a few factors that may come into play that affect the price to build an inground pool. These include soil conditions, accessibility, and the presence of existing utilities. Existing utilities include cables, lines, piping, and septic systems. As these require further excavation, prepping, and reinforcement, sites with a higher complexity will add more to the final price of the pool.

Additional Features
If you were to dream about your own oasis it would most likely include additional features. They may be simple additions such as a diving board and extra lighting, or even more luxurious options such as a waterfall, swim-up bar, and hot tub. The cost to install these features can vary depending on the complexity of its installation and design, but it is estimated to be around a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.

Maintenance & Expenses
After you’ve had your pool fully built, another important factor to keep in mind is the running costs of owning a pool. These include utility expenses such as your water bill and electricity bill, and upkeep such as chemicals, pool cleanings, and regular service to make sure everything is running smoothly. The average annual price for maintenance and expenses is $1,000 to $2,000.

Although having a pool is full of fun and enjoyment, it is important to understand that there are many factors that may affect the total cost to build an in-ground pool. If you would like a more accurate estimate you can click here to request a quote from our experts here at Pronto Pools, or you can give us a call at 302-764-0408.

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