A common question we get in the pool industry is, what is the cost of a pool?
Frankly its actually a difficult question to answer with precision. Getting a swimming pool is a bit like purchasing a car. There are dozens of different cars on the market today with numerous options available. Similar to a pool, there are dozens of options and combinations you can have when getting a swimming pool.
Just like a car, a pool typically has a standard base price. Someone might want a standard pool simply to cool down in the summer, someone else might want a tropical pool with rock slide and wet bar for large family gatherings. Do you want plaster or pebble? Raised bond beams with natural stone veneer or a pool all one level? Standard tile or glass tile? These are just a few examples of options available.
Depth of a pool also alters the cost. A standard pool depth ranges from 4'-8', anything deeper would be a custom option. (TIP: 8' is more then enough depth in our opinion for any type of standard activity.) Refering back to the car purchase example, when you spec your car with all the best options with leather, heated seats, navigation, etc the price tends to go up. But you get what you pay for, you'll have a car with all the bells and whistles. Same with a swimming pool, you might option to get a vanishing edge, glass tile, remote controlled pool system, colored lights, etc. There are many options to make your pool as custom as possible and like the car concept, you get what you pay for.
Ultimately, the cost comes down to what are your goals for your swimming pool? Depending on the goals for it will determine what options you might want for it. Below are some examples of pools with cost estimates.
$70,000 & Up