Swimming pools are an excellent addition to almost any property. They increase the value of your home, are a source of entertainment and exercise, and add an interesting design element to your property. Most homeowners recover some (if not all), the money spent on the pool at the point of sale. If you design and maintain your pool well, you’ll enjoy it for a long time so it’s definitely worth the investment. One of the most common questions people have about pool installation, of course, is the cost.
It doesn’t really have to be above your budget or very expensive. Swimming pools are quite versatile so you can cut costs by choosing the right design and materials. Here are some suggestions that can help:
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Pool?
The cost differs from one place to the next, based on local market prices of the materials, labor, and other such factors. According to Home Advisor, home owners in Phoenix spend between $25,000 and $60,000 for an in-ground pool. The lowest cost is around $200 (above-ground pools) and the highest you might need to pay for a standard shotcrete pool is on average around $80,000. The average cost most owners had to pay is around $35,000. As you can see, swimming pools can fit into a wide range of budgets.
If you intend to invest in a pool, it’s a good idea to go with quality over savings. A decent sized well-constructed pool won’t cost you too much compared to the potential upkeep and maintenance of lower-cost pool build options.
See what builders have financing options. At Blooming Desert, we have numerous financing options that make it easy for you to get the pool you want, without compromises. Learn more about financing here.
What Will Affect the Price of Your Pool?
As mentioned before, several things influence the price of your pools. The two most important factors to consider are listed below:
The Type of Pool – There are different kinds of pool options available to you. You can choose vinyl, which is customizable and can adapt to different styles; you can try fiberglass, which is easy to install and is quite durable; If you have some room in your budget, you can install a concrete pool. The latter are the most durable pool structures and deliver value for money in the long run. You can discuss the specifications with pool builders and determine which the best option for you is. All pool types have their advantage and disadvantages, so you need to consider the options carefully before you make a decision.
Poolscaping – The base structure of the swimming pool isn’t the only expense you have to endure. You need to spend money on poolscaping as well. Your pool will need lights, tiles, edging, water features, etc, to look good and provide a comfortable environment.
What’s Included in Poolscaping?
Water Features – You can enhance the beauty of your pool by adding water features like cascades, fountains, slides, etc. Moving water from these features will enhance the aesthetic and environment in the poolscape, and make it more pleasing to the eye.
Light Installations – Your pool area should be well lit in order to avoid accidents. You can use lights to enhance the beauty of the structure. Water disperses light so underwater pool lights can add an ethereal glow to the pool. You can also add lights to fountains and cascades to create movement.
Tile – Water is transparent so the color and design of the tile will shine through. You should choose the design and color of the tiles carefully in order to get the best effect.
Related: Top 10 Types of Pool Features
It’s a good idea to consult with professional installers and get the most accurate quote for your pool. They’ll consider factors like pool design, size, materials used, labor, the ground excavation, etc, and give you a comprehensive estimate of the expenses. That will help you plan your budget better. For a premier, custom pool, contact Blooming Desert – all of the photos in this post have been designed and built by Blooming Desert in the Phoenix area, and if you want to make a resort-style pool like these, you’ve already found the perfect contractor!