How Much Does It Cost To Install A Lap Pool?
Lap Pool Costs
For those who want a pool for a purpose beyond leisure, a lap pool is a popular option. Lap pools have specific dimensions to replicate a standard swimming lane and to build a true-to-size lap pool, you’ll need a fairly decent-sized yard. Most standard competitive lanes measure 25 yards, which is 75 feet. If you don’t have the space for a full-length lap pool, consider at least 45 feet, which is a common size that people choose when they want the benefits of a lap pool but lack the space.
Lap pools are usually 8-10 feet wide. The length and width of your pool will impact the cost, as will the depth. Like other swimming pools, there are a number of variables involved in costing a lap pool installation.
Lap pool installation: based on the material, size, and whether it is in-ground or above ground.
|In-ground fiberglass lap pool (45’x8’)||$50,000|
|In-ground concrete lap pool (45’x8’)||$63,000|
|In-ground vinyl lap pool (45’x8’)||$38,000|
|Above-ground portable lap pool (42’ long)||$2,500|
|Above-ground permanent lap pool (36’ long)||$2,800-$7,000|
Other considerations and costs
- The materials that you choose and the style of the pool will affect the cost. You can find affordable materials if you are on a budget, or high-end materials if you want something a little nicer.
- If you want the most affordable option, you are going to have to compromise on the size with an above-ground model. However, it can be a good start if you don’t have a bigger budget for an in-ground pool.
- When you install an in-ground pool, it will also need a filtration system and pump, as well as a dedicated space to store the systems. This will add to your project costs unless you’re getting a complete installation with all costs included and you already have a space available for the pump system.
- If you have the space to install a long lap pool, expect to pay $20-$70 per square foot for additional materials, depending on the type of pool that you choose (vinyl, fiberglass, or concrete).
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You cannot build or install a lap pool properly without the right equipment, training, and a team of workers to assist with the process. Therefore, this is never going to be a DIY project and you should always hire the professionals.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city
- New York, NY$61,042
- Bronx, NY$50,160
- Brooklyn, NY$41,806
- Philadelphia, PA$52,154
- Washington, DC$45,257
- Atlanta, GA$40,946
- Miami, FL$37,240
- Fort Lauderdale, FL$39,009
- Minneapolis, MN$45,763
- Chicago, IL$53,319
- Houston, TX$54,995
- San Antonio, TX$36,917
- Austin, TX$41,801
- Denver, CO$35,318
- Phoenix, AZ$37,262
- Las Vegas, NV$40,898
- Los Angeles, CA$46,082
- San Diego, CA$41,817
- San Jose, CA$50,510
- Seattle, WA$36,979
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