Buying any swimming pool is a major investment, so it makes sense to do your research to find out exactly how much your new inground pool will cost. Picking out the shape and the colour are the fun parts. But just as important is who is going to install your pool, who is going to design and develop your backyard oasis and how you are going to care for it. Making all of these decisions correctly will ensure that you will have a pool that lasts a lifetime and fits within your budget.
What is the price of happiness?
The most important thing to consider is the joy that you will be bringing to you and your family. Remember that this is an investment in creating great memories around the pool, of being safe and secure in your backyard oasis while enjoying everyone’s company. Swimming pools are great for physical activity and staying healthy. You can replace your gym membership, forget about the stationery bicycle and delete that expensive workout app, all the while creating even better personal relationships and enjoying life to its fullest.
Does adding a pool increase the value of your home?
Historically, most home improvements don’t raise the value of your home by the amount of the investment. However, as the recent health crisis has entered our lives, we are finding that many home buyers are looking at having an in-ground pool as a great value – and it is increasing the value of your home.
By the way, Leisure Pools allows for a transfer of their pool warranties within the first five years of ownership – at no cost. If you add a pool today and decide to sell your home, you are able to fully transfer the warranty to the new homeowner.
Cost Factors to Consider with an Inground Pool
The starting point for your swimming pool will more than likely be size. Smaller pools, like “plunge pools,” will be at the lower end of the spectrum, while purchasing a large, 12m length pool, will result in a much higher cost. Not only are the smaller pools less costly due to the materials but also because they require less work by your builder/installer. A good place to start would be our Pool Styles, where you can see the full range of styles and sizes we offer.
The other thing to consider is the equipment that you will need to properly operate your pool. Every pool will need a pump, a cleaning system and returns for a healthy, safe swim. If you add a water feature, a built-in spa or other accessories, that will probably mean purchasing additional equipment to manage the volume of water. If you would like to maintain a constant temperature, to facilitate swimming in colder weather, you should also consider purchasing a heater for your pool/ spa. Overall, it is a small investment that extends the use of your pool throughout the year and adds even greater enjoyment.
The other common addition is the use of lights within your pool. Most families enjoy lights not just for safety, but also to add to the overall beauty of the pool. Lighting can add incredible design impact both day and night. There are smaller investments for “basic lighting”, but it can increase with the addition of automated lighting (which is becoming increasing popular).
Due to the increased demand for swimming pools, the average cost for a swimming pool has also been increasing. A number of years ago, the average cost for a smaller (8m or less) swimming pool would have been in the $25,000 – $35,000 range. Today, that cost is moving towards the range of $30,000 – $40,000 with a “no frills” install (pool install, “standard” equipment and concrete pour around the pool.) Most fibreglass pools today are more likely in the $40,000 – $50,000 range.
Average Cost to Install an Inground Pool
The costs for inground pools can vary greatly even within the same neighbourhood. That is because there are a number of variables when it comes to having your own pool, including, but not limited to:
- How your property is laid out.
- Do you need to remove trees?
- Is there rock in your backyard?
- Do you need to move sewer or electrical lines?
- What is the water table in your area?
Also, there are a number of design and landscaping options that could affect your pricing.
- Are you happy with cement around your pool?
- Do you prefer stamped concrete? Or would you like designer travertine paving around your pool?
- Are you building a patio around your pool?
- Would you like some accessories around your pool like a water feature?
As you can see, getting all of these questions answered in a way that’s best for your situation is why it’s best to work with a professional builder/installer who is an authorized Leisure Pools dealer. They will have the experience and the knowledge to provide you with all the options available and the associated costs. Our Contact page can put you in touch with a dealer in your area.
What’s the best way to find your perfect swimming pool?
We know that getting a handle on the cost of an inground swimming pool might seem like a daunting task. But in reality, while there is a lot to consider, it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it might seem. We recommend you start by checking out our pool styles and determining the designs that you like best. Consider the size of your backyard, what features appeal to you (such as built-in spas or splash decks), and the colour you want to incorporate. When you look to your backyard, we want you to smile and be happy with the way it looks. It should be a place where the entire family enjoys spending time and that your friends and relatives enjoy visiting.
Once you have an idea of the type of pool that you like, we suggest picking up the phone and dialling 1300-SPLASH (1300-775-274) and punching in your postcode when prompted. You will be directed to your local dealer, who can talk with you about your ideas and provide you with additional guidance. When you are ready, your dealer will then provide you with a free estimate and production schedule to get your new pool in the ground and you and your family swimming.
The other option would be to contact us and submit your inquiry to us. This will be forwarded to your local dealer who will then reach out to you to discuss your pool project.