When you’re researching on whether or not you should install an inground pool, there are a few things you should consider before making your final decision. The cost to put in a pool is a big deciding factor. This can be broken up into to categories. How much the initial cost is to build your swimming pool, and how much it will be to maintain.
There are three main types of swimming pools that you can choose from. Typically pool builders build concrete or liner pools. These types of swimming pools are known as Fiberglass, Vinyl, and Gunite. Each of them are priced differently and everything depends on the shape and size that you want your swimming pool to be.
Vinyl: These types of swimming pools are made up from a plastic pool liner that is manufactured offsite then brought into your backyard and placed into the hole where the pool will go. Since vinyl liners are pre-made shells there isn’t a lot of variety to them. You choose the shape you want and then that is the one that gets installed into your backyard. The durability of these pools are low, they only last 6-12 years before the shell needs to be replaced; however, they are the most affordable option for most homeowners.
Fiberglass: Fiberglass pools are another type of liner that is pre-made before being installed into your backyard. The material that makes up fiberglass pool liners is a fiberglass/plastic material. There is more of a variety to these types of swimming pools regarding shape and size, but there is still a limit to what you can build. Like all other swimming pool projects, the price is unique to each buyer. Your swimming pool project is going to depend on the size of pool you want and the features that you add on to it as well. Fiberglass pools last longer than vinyl ones, if taken care of properly then they can last up to 20 years or more.
Gunite: Gunite pools are the most popular to build in a homeowners backyard. They are made uniquely to each customer and can be any size that one desires. These swimming pools are reinforced with re-barb and uses a gunite/ concrete filler to created the shell like base of the swimming pool. To smooth over the top of the gunite, pool builders will spray a plaster over the top to create the final look of the swimming pool. When the pool contractors excavate your swimming pool, it can be and shape and size you want there are now limits holding back your dream backyard. These swimming pools can last up to 15 or more year before having to be resurfaced.
As mentioned before vinyl liner swimming pools will be the cheapest option for a standard project, but they won’t last as long. The shell itself will cost under $20,000, and if you get it installed it’ll be anywhere between $20,000-$40,000, depending on the pool builder. Additional accessories will be anywhere between $5,000-$10,000, if you stick to the basic features.
Fiberglass swimming pools are a little bit pricier, but they are well worth it. Not only are you getting a better material, after multiple years you won’t start to see your swimming pool deteriorating like you will with a vinyl liner. Fiberglass swimming pools lasts decades longer than any other type of swimming pool. The basic cost to put in a pool made up of fiberglass typically is $40,000 and up. Don’t forget about your additional water features. Those will bring up the price as well.
Lastly, favored by most, is the gunite pool. This swimming pool as a wide cost range because they’re all so different. It requires more material to build a gunite swimming pool, but then again you and your family will get a lot more out of it. These swimming pools start at $35,000 and go up from there. Depending on the size of your swimming pool and the additional features you decide to add, the cost will go up.
Now that we’ve gone over the cost to put in a pool in your backyard, let us build one for you! We’re a reliable pool building company that has multiple locations across the nation. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and have made many backyard dreams come true. Contact Premier Pools & Spas today and get a free in-home evaluation!