Gunite concrete is a common choice for in-ground pool construction using typical concrete forms, reinforcement, and construction practices. In-ground pools typically require excavation and removal work, followed by onsite construction activity.
The cost to install an average Gunite concrete pool depends upon material and finish grade, finished surface area and material volume, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
In-ground pool: excavate and remove soil; build a 12' x 24' pool; include 20 mile transport range, material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Gunite concrete: depth 3' to 6' sloped; 612 sq.ft. finished surface, 288 sq.ft. footprint; with 6" x 6" tile border, pump, filter, piping, and 120V switch.||$39||per sq.ft.||655||$25,801|
|Upgrade flatwork: additional cost to install 4" thick x 4' wide perimeter walkway and a 20' x 12' patio slab.||$3.23||per sq.ft.||642||$2,074|
|Upgrade fence: additional cost to install vinyl picket security fence; 5' tall x walkway + patio perimeter; concrete post placement; self-closing gate.||$15.71||per foot||143||$2,244|
|+ Labor Cost (build pool)||$34||per hour||148||$5,032|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade flatwork)||$34||per hour||24||$816|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade fence)||$34||per hour||14||$476|
Prices range from $25,801 (12' x 24' in-ground Gunite concrete pool - DIY) to $36,307(12' x 24' in-ground Gunite concrete pool - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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