So you’re thinking about putting in an inground swimming pool?
Sounds simple enough, right? You pick out the pool you want and then you hire someone to make it happen! But there are actually a lot more variables to consider when making the decision to put a pool in your backyard. And the choices you make will obviously directly affect just how expensive the project becomes.
Usually the primary question a pool buyer has when they start the procedure of purchasing a pool is: What does a swimming pool cost? However, many people hit a stumbling block while doing internet research about what an inground swimming pool actually does cost. In this article, we’ll attempt to address that crucial question, keeping in mind that inground pools in Kansas City can fluctuate a little between different seasons.
Vinyl-Lined Inground Swimming Pools
Pools with vinyl liners are some of the cheapest inground pools available, primarily because the material costs for making vinyl liners are very low. For a standard, mid-sized vinyl-lined pool with no deck or patio, you will usually find yourself in the $20,000 to $30,000 range, while other features like space heaters, pool covers, decks, etc. will increase the price. Vinyl doesn’t last long though, so By The Blade does not install this type of pool, as it does not meet our quality standards.
Pools made of fiberglass are more expensive than vinyl-lined pools to set up, since a fiberglass pool shell’s production and shipping costs are a lot higher than those of a pool lined with vinyl due to their raw materials.
If you decided to purchase and ship a fiberglass pool shell, you’re likely to spend anywhere from $12,000 to $25,000 based on the pool’s size. When you’re having a pool company put in the pool, not counting any patios or decks, you will usually spend anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000. Once again, special features like heaters, fancy lights, water displays, patios, and other add-ons will raise the cost as well. LIke Vinyl, these pools are prone to quick wear and tear, leaks, etc. so By The Blade will not install them.
Concrete and Gunite Pools
Often (but not always), concrete pools are the most expensive, and they may vary considerably in price based upon on the pool’s size and the materials used for its surface (plaster, quartz, gravel, etc.). Concrete pools are usually more expensive is because of the manual labor required to install them. In most cases, standard-sized concrete inground pools in Kansas City will set you back about $50,000 to $75,000, not including any decks, patios, or other add-ons.
Make sure you take your time deciding on which type of pool is the best for you and your family before considering the other features that you might like added. Taking the time to research in advance will ensure that you are 100% happy with the final outcome.