Estimating the average cost for an inground pool
Custom pools are never “average”
In today’s economy, it seems like everyone wants to know “what’s the price?” And when it comes to the pool business, this is no different. The inherent problem with quoting an “average” price is that no custom pool can be considered “average” as they are all created to meet the needs of the home owner.
Inground pools are more expensive than their above ground counterparts because an inground pool requires more infrastructure and becomes a lasting asset to the home where it is installed.
How much you spend on an inground pool depends on several factors:
– Size. In general, bigger pools cost more, as do deeper ones. More time, more material, and more labor are required for a larger structure, so this is a logical factor to consider.
– Material. There are several choices available for inground pools including some companies who use vinyl linings or fiberglass shells. However at Pleasure Pools we only build pools with concrete or gunite which adds to the cost but also increases the value.
– Additional Features. All pools are not created equal, and today’s pools offer many options to make your pool reflect your unique needs and personality. You can add anything from a diving board to a tanning ledge to a waterfall, but each of these add-ons will add to the bottom line.
– Location. As in real estate, location matters for pool costs. If the soil in your yard is of poor quality, or has a lot of water present, it will cost more to install an inground pool because it will be more difficult to install it properly and safely.
Be Sure To Check the fine print
If you are considering an inground pool, cost is an important factor but should not be the only one you weigh in this decision. Great prices can be misleading. A quality pool is worth paying more for upfront because it will cost less in maintenance and repairs.