Adding a swimming pool to your home is a great way to provide summer fun to your family. There are many different kinds of swimming pools available for purchase. Whether you prefer a simple above ground pool that can be taken down once the cold has set, or a more elaborate year-round structure, you are sure to find a pool to suit your needs and budget.
Impermanent Above Ground Pools
A simple above ground ring inflated pool can be purchased for under $200. The only installation cost involved is making sure that the ground underneath the pool is perfectly level. Consider purchasing a level, some guide ropes and a few sticks to make sure that the pool sits on an even surface.
Permanent Above Ground Pools
Permanent above ground pools be bought for under $300. Installing a permanent above ground pool is generally not complicated. The only additional costs involve making sure the ground underneath the pool is as level as possible.
Above Ground Pools With Decks
Some above ground pools can be purchased with a deck addition. The addition allows the user to sit directly next to the pool without going in the water. Most pool manufacturers do not recommend installing a deck without professional help. A professional can be hired for a small fee. Typically installation takes less than half a day and costs about $100.
Standard Inground Pools
Inground pools are pools that are installed in the ground. Typically, these pools require holes to be dug in the ground and filled with a dmaterial that will hold water, then adding equipment to filter and clean the water. Inground pools also usually have fences for safety. Installation costs can run from $5,000 and up depending on the type of pool and the area where it is installed.
Upgraded Inground Pools
Infinity pools are pools that appear to have only three edges. Slides can be added, as well as realistic boulders and extensive landscaping to create the feel of bathing in a secluded pond. Installation costs for such pools start at $25,000 and up.