A swimming pool can add value, comfort, and enjoyment to your home. If done badly, any pool can detract from property value and personal safety.
The cost to install an average pool depends upon type, material and finish grade, finished surface area and material volume, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Cost figure is based on average pools of typical size 12’ wide x 24’ long, creating 288 square feet of water surface or 612 square feet of finished pool surfaces; and includes 20 mile transport range, material, equipment, and waste.
|Above-ground steel||Rapid install||Visible structure||$3,481|
|Easily removed||Cheap feel|
|In-ground vinyl liner||Some customization||Excavate/build||$18,517|
|Lower maintenance||Costly removal|
|In-ground concrete||High customization||Excavate/build||$30,833|
|Highly durable||Costly repair|
In-ground pools typically require excavation and removal work followed by onsite construction activity. Above-ground pools avoid that expense and construction disruption.
Prices range from $3,073 (12' x 24' above-ground pool - DIY) to $30,833(12' x 24' in-ground Gunite concrete pool) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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