According to Home Advisor, the average cost of building a pool ranges from $16,980 to $44,808 depending on your swimming pool’s location, type, and customization level.
There are various factors to consider throughout the construction process when building a swimming pool that will have a significant impact on your pool quotation and ultimate cost.
Weber Pools lists the most important factors that influence your pool estimate and total cost below.
Factors Affecting Your Pool Estimate
If you have a sloped backyard, you may need to consider some additional landscaping and excavation to allow space for your below-ground pool. Landscaping and excavation can cost anywhere between $400 to $20,000. These installation procedures may cost you a significant amount of money on your pool setup.
That’s why the installation of a pool is best done in flat locations. A flat open site requires less landscaping and groundwork, making it more cost-effective.
The Design and Finishes
The ultimate cost of pool installation is greatly influenced by the shape and size of your swimming pool. The larger and more customized a design is, the more materials are needed for installation.
For example, pool tiling costs roughly $15,000 on average but can cost up to $70,000 for large pools with high-end materials. For a standard-sized pool, basic materials such as porcelain and ceramic cost between $2,000 and $4,000.
There are also various finishes to pick from for your swimming pool. The style of finish you select for your pool is determined by the aesthetic value you desire as well as the amount of money you are ready to spend. If you want to save money, a tiled and concrete finish is the way to go. They just cost $6,500 per 1,000 square feet.
The Cleaning System
The type of pool cleaning system you choose will have an impact on the total cost of pool installation and maintenance. Some typical systems, such as an eyeball and skimmer which cost around $150-$1500 may have lower starting expenses, but they are more expensive to maintain over time. Furthermore, their efficacy may be limited.
Investing in a high-tech cleaning system like a robotic pool vacuum will save you time and money while also keeping your water clean and algae-free.
The Extra Features
You can add fancy extra features like swim-up bars, diving boards, waterfalls, fire features, and other water features to enhance the value, appearance, and aesthetic of your pool.
For example, pool slides cost an average of $1,674 for purchase and professional installation, while diving boards cost an average of $384.
Additionally, functional amenities such as lights and heat pumps can help make your pool more accessible. However, these come at an additional expense, so skip the items you can’t afford if you’re on a limited budget.
Your Reliable Pool Specialist in Dallas
If you don’t have a good plan, building a pool can be intimidating. A skilled pool contractor will listen to your needs and make recommendations based on your budget.
Weber Pools can help you implement a plan from start to finish, no matter the scope and size of the project, at a reasonable price.
For a free pool construction estimate, fill out our online form or contact us at 817-481-POOL.