The never-ending ocean waters are a treat to the eyes. The infinite waters hold a magical experience. Do you enjoy the serenity of the unbounded waters? Do you wish to bring this effect to your home? If yes, then its time to consider an infinity swimming pool.
What is an Infinity Pool?
Also known as the vanishing edge pool, infinity pool gives you the feeling of an endless edge. Water flows over the pool’s sides and seems boundless. Infinity swimming pool blends very well with water backgrounds. You will feel that your pool is blending into the water body beyond.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of building a 12’*24’ fiberglass infinity pool that includes a perimeter sidewalk, privacy fence, and automatic cover averages between $60,000 – $150,000. Why should you invest? Apart from being visually stunning, infinity pools are simpler to maintain. Catch basin and pumps prevent stagnation. Catch basin can also be used as a kiddie pool.
Pool Size: The average cost of a 12’*24’ infinity pool is $90,000. But the price does depend on the size of your pool. Bigger pools will cause the costs to rise substantially. Infinity pools are unique in their design due to the edge and basin design. This uniqueness will increase the pool installation price by $25,000 to $30,000 above an average in-ground pool.
Landscape: The area where you plan to construct the pool must be clear of shrubs, trees, and other vegetation. Do you also have an uneven backyard? Then the land needs to be leveled as well. Also, if your ground needs grading or your desired pool area is difficult to access, then you can expect an increase in excavation costs. Know that land clearing charges averages between $110-$245 per hour.
Additionally, some areas may have to be blasted off the rocks, or unwanted materials t create a smooth surface — the cost for blasting range between $6 – $10 per linear foot. Once the pool area is cleared, you can begin with pool installation. Generally, this process is best left to professionals. They begin by constructing a concrete walkway around your pool. This cost averages between $3.23 per square foot.
Utility: Infinity pool can hold 18,000 – 20,000 gallons of water. Remember that water is metered in many parts of the country. So, you may be billed for filling up your pool. Depending on where you reside, you may be charged with $80 – $100 on your water utility bill. Also, installing an infinity swimming pool will require considering the cost for local permits and laws.
Accessories: Pool accessories like a ladder, diving board, lighting, and others can cost you anywhere between $450 – $14,000. Other features like bubbler and waterfalls average $50-$15,000. Some cities have laws that require you to build a perimeter fence around the pool. The cost of building a 4-foot vinyl fence with security gate may vary between $15 – $35 per linear foot.
Enhancement and Improvement Costs
Enhancements like pool lights will cost you $20 – $750 depending on the type of lighting you choose. Floating lights are generally inexpensive while LEDs are pricey. Traditional or thermal pool covers average $75 – $225. Automatic and semi-automatic covers will cost $5,000 – $15,000.Change in design plans and glass walls are other cost options you must consider.
Owning an infinity pool is indeed thrilling. While the end-product looks fabulous, it is necessary to consider the cost aspect. Once you are satisfied with the budget, only then can you dive into the venture of building an infinity pool in your yard.