While starting Houston indoor pool construction, owners are often confused about the total costs. Chances are, they have already conducted their own research about indoor pool installation. At Premier Pools & Spas, we have taken up several indoor swimming pool projects over the years. Hence we can answer some of the common questions you might have about indoor pool construction. Here they are:
Indoor Pool Construction Costs
In the US, the average cost for an indoor pool construction is around $70,000-$200,000. For a pool build of a structural area of 1125 sq ft (25’x45’) in Houston, this falls in the range of $100,000-$200,000, at $100 per square foot.
Why Does It Cost So Much?
The total cost involves the installation of the indoor pool, dehumidification system, and pool accessories. And none of those are dispensable for an indoor pool.
Pool Essentials and Installation Steps
The dehumidification system mentioned earlier helps protect the indoor pool structure from moisture damage. These systems control the humidity in the room and help maintain a stable environment. Besides, they also heat or cool the air and decrease the use of outside air.
Automatic Pool Covers
Automatic covers might be optional for an outdoor pool, but they are an essential investment for all indoor pools. This is because the long-term health of an indoor pool depends on its ability to control moisture in the pool environment. With automatic pool covers, you can virtually eliminate evaporation, thereby keep the water in the pool instead of losing it to heat.
Like outdoor pools, your Houston indoor pool receives little to no direct sunlight. Hence you need to install another means of heating the pool water. Most favored option for heating an indoor pool is a gas heater. Gas heaters burn natural gas or propane to heat the water in the pool.
Apart from the above, the total costs involve the following steps in the installation process.
Majority of indoor pools are built in the ground, which means you need to dig out the land. The dirt extracted from the ground has to be removed, and hence, the dirt hauling cause adds to the cost of the project.
Lighting and Ventilation
Plumbing and electrical works are usually included in the standard package of your pool construction. However, you might want to use exciting lighting options for the pool surroundings. Besides these, Houston pool builders need to make provisions for fresh air and natural light to enter the room. Therefore, windows and skylights add up in your installation.
Safety and Extra Features
At the home owner’s request, pool contractors take up additions like spas or water features. A lounge area has to be built so the guests can relax by the pool. These could add to the total planned costs if you suggest them midway through the project. Your Houston indoor pool safety must be your top priority, so a fence can keep the kids away from the pool.