5 Factors That Impact Your Inground Pool Cost


Are you wondering whether you can afford the inground pool you’ve been dreaming of? You might be surprised to learn that the cost of an inground pool is not as much as you might think!

From the size and style to the features you add, there are many decisions you can make that will impact your total cost. Here are a few of the most important factors to consider.

1. Pool Size

It goes without saying that a larger pool will cost more. As your pool size increases, you’ll have to spend more on materials, excavation, and finishing. Your ongoing costs, like chemicals and heating, will also be higher.

2. Style & Finish

While a vanishing-edge pool can create a dramatic effect, this pool style is more complex and more expensive. If you’re concerned about the cost of your inground pool, ask your pool designer to help you choose the option that will work best for both your backyard space and your budget.

When selecting your pool finish, your choices run from concrete, which is the least expensive, to more decorative finishes like fully tiled surfaces. As you weigh your options, remember that the finish you choose will impact your pool’s durability, aesthetics, and resale value as well as the cost.  

3. Pump and Electrical System

The pump and electrical system you choose will also impact your inground pool cost. When making this decision, it’s critical to take a long-term view. While a high-efficiency pool system will cost more upfront, it will save you significantly in the long run.

You’ll enjoy years of lower utility bills and easier maintenance. High-efficiency systems also require fewer chemicals and increase the lifespan of your pool’s equipment. Almost every owner agrees that this is one of the most worthwhile pool investments.

4. Optional Upgrades

When designing your custom pool, you’ll find that you have a huge range of features to choose from. Some of the most popular pool upgrades include a built-in overflow spa, LED lighting, a waterfall, grotto, deck jets, and tanning ledges. Each upgrade you choose will add to your overall inground pool cost.

5. Elevation, Access, & Conditions

One cost factor you may not be able to control is the condition of your backyard. If you’re able to have your pool installed in a large, flat, open space, you’ll enjoy lower costs. However, if your yard has elevation issues or the construction crews will have significant difficulty accessing the work area, you may end up paying more.

Other common issues that can increase your inground pool cost include soft soil, large rocks, or extensive root systems. In each of these cases, crews will need to perform additional ground preparation before they can begin your pool installation.

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These are just a few of the factors that will impact your inground pool cost. For a more accurate estimate, give us a call! We’re happy to discuss your goals, assess your property, and provide you with a custom quote. There’s no cost or obligation, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.  

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