How much does a swimming pool cost

How Much Does a Pool Cost? 93 Real World Examples

How much does a pool cost is a question I get asked all the time. When I started writing this article I began with the standard items like well it depends on size, location, water features etc.. Then I thought wouldn’t it be cool to just show pools and list how much they cost, so that’s what I’ve done. I emailed our subscribers asking them to send us a photo of their pool and how much it cost and I was overwhelmed by the response I received, 93 pools with photos and pricing, thank you, everyone, who participated.

If you are reading this article you are probably in thinking about building a pool so here are a few other resources I would suggest. How to Save up to 30% by Building Your Own Pool (no this is not you actually digging the hole of the pool, this would be you acting as the contractor and you scheduling the and managing the subcontractors. Another good resource is this TimeLapse Video of a 9 Week Pool Build from Start to Finish this will give you an idea of what the project of building a new pool will look like.

Drumbroll please…. Here are our 93 pools and there cost.

#1 Cotuit Ma. $25,000

Cotuit Massachusetts $25,000Price: $25,000
Pool Type: Inground
Year Built: 1996
Location: Cotuit Ma.
Build Time: 3 weeks
Pool Size: 24′ x 44′, 45,000 gallons of water.. one of the largest residential pools on Cape Cod

#2 Macclenny, Florida $29,000

Macclenny, Florida Swimming Pool $29,000Price: $29,000
Location: Macclenny, Florida
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite
Build Time: 4 Months
Pool Size: 11′ x 22′ Ell
Homeowner Comments: My in-ground pool is gunite.  It took four months from excavation to swim availability.  There was a drainage problem with ground water and I finally dug a trench to direct the water from the adjoining vacant lot to the street. The pool cost $29,000.  I spent $4,000 on the aluminum fence.  I made a “foolish” decision to purchase tiles that would glow in the dark.  Turns out they were unnecessary because the LED lights are on for 6 hours after darkness anyhow. The pool is 22′ on the long sides and 11′ on the 4 shorter sides.  I had the inner corner “clipped” to facilitate swimming laps to and from the farthest corners.  The deepest point is 6′.

#3 Lumberton, NJ $25,000

Lumberton, NJ Swimming Pool $25,000
Price: $25,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: 2002
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Build Time: 2-1/2 Months
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′, 8′ Deep
Homeowner Comments: Please note that the attached photos show the new vinyl liner we recently installed.  The pool was originally built in 2002, so the initial liner lasted ~13 seasons (there probably were leaks last summer, but we limped along until this spring’s opening to replace the liner).  The original pool contractor did the liner replacement as well. The cost of $25,000 included all electrical, permits, NG heater and salt-based chlorine generator system, etc.  We broke ground in mid-February, filled in April…Winter weather and wet ground conditions slowed overall project speed. The pool is Vinyl lined with poured concrete “ribbon” surround/coping and measures 20′ x 40′, with an 8′ deep section to accommodate the jumping board.  Corners are 2′-radius.

#4 Auburndale, FL $34,000

Auburndale, Florida Swimming Pool $34,000Auburndale, Florida Swimming Pool $34,000

Price: $34,000 + $9,000 for screen (2006)
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Year Built: 2006
Pool Surface: Quartz
Location: Auburndale, Florida
Build Time: 62 days
Pool Size: 14′ x 34′ — 3 feet to 6-1/2 feet deep with beach, waterfall, and fountain

#5 Bermuda Run, NC $25,000

Bermuda Run NC Swimming Pool

Price: $25,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Concrete
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Bermuda Run, NC
Build Time: 3 months
Pool Size: 8′ x 36′

#6 Willow Park, TX $26,500

Willow Park Texas Swimming Pool

Price: $26,500
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Concrete
Year Built: 2008
Location: Willow Park, TX
Build Time: 2-1/2 months
Pool Size: 17′ x 30′
Homeowner Comments: Love your tips and the variety of subject matter.  My pool was built in 2008 at a cost of approximately $26,500.00, fortunately, I included a “rock clause” in my contract which saved over $3,000.00; it took about two and a half months to build in the city of Willow Park, Texas which is just west of Fort Worth.  Pool size (I’m estimating) is 30 ft. long by 17 ft. wide with additional cool deck anywhere from 5ft. to 15 ft. from the edge of the pool.  The attached picture was taken right after completion, since then we have dressed up the area with hedge rows which provide privacy.  Also, I have included a picture of the rock that was encountered during the dig.

#7 Glenelg, Maryland $85,000

Glenelg Maryland Swimming Pool

Price: $85,000 (including concrete decking and landscaping)
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner (concrete bottom and steel sides)
Year Built: 2014
Location: Glenelg, MD
Build Time: 6 Months (over the winter, November – April)
Pool Size: 18′ x 36′ (30,000 Gallons)

#8 Swansboro, NC $30,000

Swansboro North Carolina Swimming Pool

Price: $30,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Swansboro, NC
Build Time: 10 days to install
Pool Size: 12′ x 26′
Homeowner Comments: Salt Water System. Love it, love it, love it!

#9 Kissimmee FL $20,000

Kissimmee FL Swimming Pool

Price: $20,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Concrete
Year Built: 1995
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Build Time: 5 Weeks
Pool Size: 16′ x 30′

#10 San Antonio, TX $30,000

Swim Spa San Antonio
Swim Spa Pool San Antonio

Price: $30,000
Pool Type: Inground – Swim Spa
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Year Built: 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 9′ x 17′ (4-1/2′ Deep)
Homeowner Comments: We had our pool put in in 2009 and it cost us $30,000 at that point.  It was touted as a spa and Badu system (like an endless pool that you could swim against the current).  It is a saltwater pool (which is one choice we truly appreciate, since it doesn’t dry your skin out as a chlorine pool would) and is only 9 X 17 and 4 1/2 feet deep.  It is fiberglass and we have a Terra Cotta cement deck with a retaining wall behind it. It’s just right for us and little kids, but not practical to invite older kids and adults to swim in. We live in San Antonio Texas and it took 2 weeks to put in.

#11 Quebradillas, Puerto Rico $21,000

Quebradillas Puerto Rico Swimming Pool

Price: $21,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Concrete
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
Build Time: 1 month
Pool Size: 12′ x 21′

#12 Stillwater, MN $50,000

Stillwater MN Pool

Price: $50,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Stillwater, MN
Build Time: 45 Days (Not Including Concrete Set Up)
Pool Size: 40′ x 18′

#13 Drexel Hill, Pa  $54,000

Drexel Hill Pa Swimming Pool

Price: $54,000 (Just Pool)
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Diamond Brite
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Drexel Hill, Pa
Build Time: 6 Weeks
Pool Size: 18′ x 38′
Homeowner Comments: Includes built-in raised bubble spa, sheer descent with booster pump, solar recirculating line, and in line Polaris.

#14 Topsfield, Ma $18,000

Topsfield Ma Swimming Pool

Price: $18,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Topsfield, MA
Build Time: 1 Week
Pool Size: 18′ x 36′

#15 Mansfield, TX $33,700

Mansfield TX Swimming Pool

Price: $33,700
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Grey Quartz Plaster
Year Built: 2016
Location: Mansfield, TX
Build Time: 6 Weeks
Pool Size: 14′ x 31′ Grecian (370 Sq. Ft.)
Homeowner Comments: Our swimming pool build Started May 16, 2016, and was completed June 28, 2016, by Seahorse Pools -Fort Worth TX. The price of $28,300 included the 14′ x 31′ Grecian (370 Sq. Ft.) swimming pool, 2HP pump, cartridge filter, plumbing, cleaner, all electric and Gray quartz plaster. We added the following upgrades… Sundeck with water feature (bubbler) +$ N/C, Ivory Travertine bullnose coping +$800, 6×6 tile upgrade $+ N/C, 24″ tall raised beam water fountain +$1200, expanded decking to 600SF +$3,400. Total with upgrades =$33,700

#16 Roanoke, TX $33,000

Roanoke Texas Swimming Pool

Price: $33,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Diamond Brite
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Roanoke, TX
Build Time: 7 Weeks
Pool Size: 19′ x 30′ (400 Sq. Ft.)

#17 Hobbs, NM $54,000

Hobbs NM Swimming Pool

Price: $54,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Hobbs, NM
Build Time: 1 Month
Pool Size: 15′ x 35′
Homeowner Comments: The deck surface is Cool Deck.

#18 Hamilton, NJ $30,000

Hamilton NJ Swimming Pool

Price: $30,000 Including concrete work
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Build Time: 3 Weeks
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′

#19 Altadena, CA $59,200

Altadena California Swimming Pool

Price: $59,200
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Pebble Tech
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Altadena, CA
Build Time: 3 Weeks
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′ Pool Spa Combo.
Homeowner Comments: My pool was scheduled to take 3 months to build but actually took about 1 year to build due to an Oak Tree permit ordinance requiring a public hearing. This added an extra $12,400.00 to my $ 59,200.00 contract. My biggest complaint was that the Oak trees were not located on my property they just over hung over my property. The property is located in Altadena, California. The Pool plaster is a synthetic pebble stone, with a concrete cantilever deck. Pool Size: 15’ x 30’ with in pool spa. With electric pool cover, Auto- Salt system, and intelliflo pumps to keep down Annual cost which is currently at $ 1,440 this includes monthly maintenance service , chemicals, salt, and Utilities.

#20 Chalfont, PA $2,172

Chalfont PA Above Ground Swimming Pool

Price: $2,172
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: Unknown
Location: Chalfont, PA
Build Time: 1 Day
Pool Size: 24′ Round
Homeowner Comments: The cost was $800 for the pool, $972 for installation and $400 for the pump and filter

#21 Pond Water Feature

Hayward Super Pump Pond

Homeowner Comments: My Hayward Super Pump is not being used in a swimming pool which eliminates me from helping you write your article.  My pump was installed in a water garden that I designed back in 1997.  My pump runs 24/7 – 365 Summer and Winter.  I live in Olathe, KS which is a suburb of Kansas City so our Winters are usually pretty cold.  I have to put a livestock tank heater in the pond to keep it from completely freezing.  I have about 25 fish in the pond that just today are spawning! This is an unconventional use of the Super Pump as I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of anyone doing this in a water garden but it has worked exceptionally well for many years now.  My wife and I enjoy the water garden far more than any swimming pool.  Attached are pictures of the pump at work.

#22 Danville, CA $45,000

Danville CA Swimming Pool
Danville CA Swimming Pool - 2

Price: $45,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite – Marcite
Year Built: 1986 (Built by HP Inc.)
Location: Danville, CA
Build Time: 4 Months (along with landscaping)
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′ with and elevated spa

#23 Broken Arrow, OK $8,800

Broken Arrow, OK Above Ground Pool

Price: $8,800
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Build Time: 2 Days
Pool Size: 18′ x 33′ Oval

#24 Nebow, KY $4,247

Nebo KY Above Ground Pool

Price: $4,247
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Nebow, KY
Build Time: 2 Days
Pool Size: 27′ Round

#25 Centerport, NY $480

Centerport New York Soft Side Pool

Price: $480
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool – Soft Side
Pool Brand: Bestway Power Steel Pool
Location: Centerport, NY
Build Time: 2 hours (On cleared ground)
Pool Size: 18′ x 9′ Rectangle

#26 Brooklyn, NY $5,000

Brooklyn NY Above Ground Pool

Price: $5,000
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Build Time: 1 Week (On grass)
Pool Size: 12′ x 24′ Oval

#27 Independence, MO $28,000

Price: $28,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Independence, MO
Build Time: 1 month or less (the weather cooperated nicely)
Pool Size: 18′ x 36′
Homeowner Comments: I love my pool, and I enjoy it very much, however, the next pool I get will not be so big.

#28 Leavenworth, KS $24,000

Leavenworth, KS Swimming Pool

Price: $24,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Leavenworth County, MO
Build Time: 5 Days
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′ (800 Sq. Ft.)
Homeowner Comments: Our pool has 4′ concrete apron deck around all sides of the pool.

#29 Killeen, TX $28,000

Killeen, Texas Swimming Pool

Price: $28,000
Pool Type: Inground
Pool Surface: Concrete
Year Built: 2004
Location: Killeen, TX
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 16′ x 38′ Kidney (15,000 Gallons, Shallow end 3.5′ Deep, Deep End 6′ Deep)

#30 Chicago, IL $5,000

Chicago, IL Above Ground Pool
Price: $5,000
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Chicago, IL
Build Time: 3 Girls 3 Weeks to Build
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′ Oval (450 Sq. Ft. 16,000 Gallons)
Homeowner Comments: Our pool took 3 girls 3 weeks to build, mostly because we transplanted the grass to another portion of the yard.

#31 Muskegon, MI $20,900

Muskegon, MI Swimming Pool

Price: $20,900
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: 2006
Location: Muskegon, MI
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′
Homeowner Comments: Our pool is a vinyl liner over ABS side walls and thin coat cement floor and angled walls. The construction process just over 2 weeks.

#32 Owasso, Ok $32,000

Owasso, Ok Swimming Pool

Price: $32,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Year Built: 2006
Location: Owasso, OK
Build Time: 5 Days
Pool Size: 16′ x 36′ (9.5′ Deep)
Homeowner Comments: It took one day to dig the hole and another day to set it.  The cool deck was also installed in one day including electrical.  If all was to be done back to back, you will be looking at 4 to 5 days for a complete project.  The rock around the cool deck was added by me at a later date. The pool is 14 feet on the ends and 16 feet near the middle.  This is a diving pool with a deep end of 9.5 feet.  The length is 34 to 36 feet.

#33 Broken Arrow, OK $30,500

Broken Arrow OK Swimming Pool

Price: $30,500
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Build Time: 6 Weeks
Pool Size: 13′ x 32′ Kidney

#34 Tonganoxie, KS $25,000

Tonganoxie KS Swimming Pool

Price: $25,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Tonganoxie, KS
Build Time: 3 Months
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′ (Depth 3′ to 6′)

#35 Allentown New Jersey $1,750

Allentown New Jersey Above Ground Pool

Price: $1,750
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Allentown, NJ
Build Time: 1 Day
Pool Size: 24′ Round 52″ Tall
Homeowner Comments: We put down a sand bottom to make things softer on our feet.

#36 Hampstead, NC $7,000

Hampstead NC Above Ground Swimming Pool

Price: $7,000
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: 2004
Location: Hampstead, NC
Pool Size: 15′ x 26′ Oval
Homeowner Comments: My pool is eleven years old   It is 15x26  I had a total of seven thousand dollars invested for the pool and installation  Last year I completely redid the walls (rust & holes) liner and top rails  The cost of that was one thousand dollars and am hoping for five more years of pool life?  Also, the pool is in the ground two feet and two feet out  I have a salt generator and like how it works but it definitely causes rust and wear on metal parts  My next pool will be better suited for saltwater

#37 Frisco, TX $55,000

Frisco TX Swimming Pool

Price: $55,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Pebble Tec
Location: Frisco, TX
Build Time: 6 Weeks
Pool Size: 24′ x 32′
Homeowner Comments: Our deck is aggregate and stone

#38 Canal Winchester, OH $36,000

Canal Winchester Ohio Swimming Pool

Price: $36,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Year Built: 2012
Location: Canal Winchester, OH
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: Tuscany Shape 23′ x 11′, 8,000 gallons
Homeowner Comments: Our total pool cost when completed was $36,000, the pool was completed in 2 weeks in late January of 2012.

#39 Philippines $5,300

Price: $5,300
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Tile
Location: Philippines
Build Time: 90 Days
Pool Size: T15′ x 30′

#40 Las Vegas, NV $60,000

Las Vegas Swimming Pool

Price: $60,00 Pool Only, $100,000 Complete Project
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Pebble Tech
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Build Time: 5 Months
Pool Size: 18′ x 42′ Lagoon (3′ to 8′ Deep)

#41 Modesto, CA $17,000

Price: $17,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: White Plaster
Year Built: 2006
Location: Modesto, CA
Build Time: 6 Weeks
Pool Size: 15′ x 28′ Kidney
Homeowner Comments: My pool cost $17,000 ten years ago not including landscaping which I did myself. It took 6 weeks to construct the kidney shaped pool itself and the landscape is an ongoing project. The surface is white plaster, it holds about 15,000 gallons so it is small compared to others but just right for us.

#42 Orlando, FL $25,000

Orlando FL Swimming Pool

Price: $25,000 with screen & spa
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite
Location: Orlando, FL
Build Time: 4 months (Started in July, finished in October)
Pool Size: 14′ x 28′

#43 Chaptico, MD $1,250

Chaptico Maryland Above Ground Swimming Pool

Price: $1,250
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Year Built: 2004
Location: Chaptico, MD
Build Time: 3 Days
Pool Size: 27′ Round 52″ Tall
Homeowner Comments: We live in Chaptico, Maryland and bought our 27′ 52″ round pool, online, in 2004.  it took us a weekend to level the ground and erect the metal frame of the pool.  We had to buy a load of sand to put under the liner but I do not recall how much we paid for that.  We also had a filter system from a previous pool but are running a 1 1/2 hp pump with a Hayward S-210T sand filter ($450). We paid $1250 for the pool and did the installation ourselves.

#44 Hatboro, PA $14,000

Hatboro PA Swimming Pool

Price: $14,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Year Built: 1983
Location: Hatboro, PA
Build Time: 5 Weeks
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′

#45 Oakdale, CA $35,500

Oakdale CA Swimming Pool

Price: $35,500
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Location: Oakdale, CA
Build Time: 21 Days
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′

#46 Grand Bay, AL $17,000

Grand Bay Alabama Swimming Pool

Price: $17,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Grand Bay, AL
Build Time: 2 Months
Pool Size: 18′ x 36′

#47 Beacon Falls, CT $25,000

Beacon Falls CT Swimming Pool

Price: $25,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Beacon Falls, CT
Pool Size: 14′ x 21′ 11,000 gallons
Homeowner Comments: Our operational costs are $1,700 per year in propane, electrical and pool chemicals.

#48 Clayton, NC $3,000

Clayton NC Above Ground Pool

Price: $3,000
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Clayton, NC
Build Time: 8 Hours
Pool Size: 27′ Round 52″ Tall

#49 Tucson, AZ $23,000

Tucson AZ Swimming Pool

Price: $23,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Location: Tucson, AZ
Build Time: 3 Months
Pool Size: 11′ x 22′

#50 Lockport, IL $34,000

Lockport IL Swimming Pool

Price: $34,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Lockport, IL
Build Time: 10 Days
Pool Size: 14′ x 28′
Homeowner Comments: Took 10 days from ground break to get it installed from start to finish landscaping was done right after but the pool was swimmable after 10 working days.

#51 Arlington, TX $40,000

Arlington TX Swimming Pool

Price: $40,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Diamond Brite
Location: Arlington, TX
Build Time: 2 Months
Pool Size: 12′ x 20′

#52 Woodbridge, VA $40,000

Woodbridge VA Swimming Pool

Price: $40,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Build Time: 2 Months
Pool Size: 16′ x 30′
Homeowner Comments: The cost of $40,000 includes concrete decking, fencing and gas heater.

#53 Pleasant Hill, IA $6,200

Pleasant Hill IA Above Ground Pool

 

Price: $6,200
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Pleasant Hill, IA
Build Time: 1 Week
Pool Size: 27′ Round 52″ Tall

#54 Ephrata, PA $22,736

Ephrata PA Swimming Pool

Price: $22,736
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Location: Ephrata, PA
Year Built: 1992
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 25′ x 45′
Homeowner Comments: Our Pool is now over 24 years old. Built by Sylvan (now Anthony/Sylvan) for a cost of $22,736.00 (excluding Fencing/Retaining Walls, Landscaping and other stuff I did.) Re-enforced Concrete w/Plaster Overlay.  33,000 gals (excluding Spa). Total time approximately 2 weeks. Started in Fall of 1991 and finished in Spring 1992 (had to do extensive landscaping which was left to settle over Winter). Annual Cost approximately $750.00 (includes Chemistry & Opening/Closing costs but excludes periodic equipment/cover repairs/replacement). Irregular “Kidney” shape measuring 25 X 45 feet at the widest/longest points.

#55 Southboro MA $24,000

Southboro MA Swimming Pool

Price: $24,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Southboro, MA
Year Built: 1990
Build Time: 1 Month
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′
Homeowner Comments: The basic pool installation was $14K (in 1990), Heater – $2K, Concrete aprons around pool – $5K and Fencing – $3K. Our pool has a Concrete bottom, steel sides, with a liner.

#56 Jacksonville, FL $32,000

Jacksonville FL Swimming Pool

Price: $32,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Diamond Brite (marcite)
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Year Built: 2000
Build Time: 7 Weeks
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′ Plus 15′ x 3′ Swimout
Homeowner Comments: The total cost of the pool (built in 2000):  $32,000 (includes screen enclosure). Our pool took just 7 weeks, plus additional 2 weeks for the screen, plus landscaping. The main part of the pool is 30′ x 14′ plus an area 15′ x 3′ for the steps/swim out.  5 ft deep, 3ft at the shallow end.  12,000 gal.

#57 Thailand, Hua Hin

Thailand Swimming Pool
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Tile
Location: Thailand, Hua Hin
Pool Size: 16′ x 27′ (18,000 gallons)
Homeowner Comments: To the question, how much a swimming pool cost? It’s like any other investment. The more you use it, the quicker it gets amortized. If you live in northern Wisconsin or in Florida or southern Texas, it’s difficult to compare. It’s like paying an additional amount of money for a convertible car: how many days can you enjoy to drive with the top down? Some pools need to have heated water in order to increase the number of “swimming days”.

Our pool is located in Thailand near Hua Hin: so it’s 365 days of use, even when it rains or it gets cooler.
When we bought the house the pool was already built so the price was “buried” in the house and land cost.
It’s a salt water pool with chlorinator and diamond glass filter. In term of cost, the major expense is electricity. As the pump works 10 h per day (in winter 9 h per day).
Costs converted from Thai Baht to US$.
Per month costs:
Electricity: US$72.00
Pool Boy: US$57.00 (twice a week)
Chemicals: US$15.00 (salt + acid). No algae problem.
Water: US$2.00 (evaporation)
Amortization: US$10.00 ` (New chlorinator cell, filter basket, gaskets, etc…)

#58 Montgomery, AL $17,000

Montgomery Alabama Swimming Pool

Price: $17,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Location: Montgomery, AL
Year Built: 2006
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 12′ x 24′ (3.5′ to 5.5′ Deep)
Homeowner Comments: For chlorination, I use a salt system. One of the best investments I’ve made. Water stays clear and sparkling year ’round. Need for additional chemicals has been minimal. The only problem I’ve had in 10 years is the replacement of the multi-port valve recently purchased from INYO Pools.

#59 Bedias, TX $17,000

Bedias TX Above Ground Pool

Price: $8,200
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Bedias, TX
Year Built: 2006
Build Time: 12 Hours
Pool Size: 24′ Round

#60 Vici, OK $650

Vici Oklahoma Above Ground Swimming Pool

Price: $650
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool – Soft Side
Pool Surface: Vinyl
Location: Vici, OK
Build Time: 1 Day
Pool Size: 22′ Round x 52″ Tall

#61 Valrico, FL $20,000

Valrico Florida Swimming Pool

Price: $20,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite with Quartz Finish
Location: Valrico, FL
Year Built: 2006
Build Time: 5 Weeks
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′
Homeowner Comments: Pool has a waterfall, fiber optic pool light

#62 Wauseon, OH $5,000

Wauseon, OH Above Ground Swimming Pool

Price: $5,000
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Wauseon, OH
Year Built: 2004
Build Time: 2 Days
Pool Size: 27′ Round x 52″ Tall

#63 Ocean Isle Beach, NC $335

Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina Above Ground Pool

Price: $335
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool – Soft Side
Pool Surface: Vinyl
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Build Time: 2 Days
Pool Size: 15′ Round x 48″ Tall
Homeowner Comments: The installation was done by ourselves and we built our pool on a sand base.

#64 Spartanburg, SC $20,000

Spartanburg SC Swimming Pool

Price: $20,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Year Built: 2007
Build Time: 9 Weeks
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′ (3.5′ to 5.5′ Deep)
Homeowner Comments: PPatrick, here we are in summer mode. Water temp 88 degrees. Hire of models $50.00. The pool was done by Fox Pools of Spartanburg and from start to finish about two weeks. Best investment we did after buying the house.

#65 Visalia, CA $10,000

Visalia CA Swimming Pool

Price: $10,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite
Location: Visalia, CA
Year Built: 1985
Build Time: 2 weeks for pool & 2 weeks for deck
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′ (3.5′ to 8′ Deep)
Homeowner Comments: For the deck, we used brick from the original Tulare Hotel, Tulare, California.

#66 Anderson, SC $5,900

Anderson SC Swimming Pool

Price: $5,900
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Anderson, SC
Year Built: 1984
Build Time: 2 months
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′
Homeowner Comments: Our swimming pool would have been completed faster than two months but we had a lot of rain.

#67 Dillon, MT $14,000

Dillon Montana Above Ground Pool

Price: $14,000
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Dillon, MT
Build Time: 6 Weeks
Pool Size: 18′ x 40′
Homeowner Comments: Our above ground pool is a resin pool, the price includes a heater, ground leveling and retaining wall. Our pool install took 6 weeks due to ground leveling and building of a retaining wall.

#68 West Hartford, CT $10,000

West Hartford CT Swimming Pool

Price: $10,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: West Hartford, CT
Year Built: 1972
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′ with 8′ step section

#69 Scottsdale, AZ $15,000

Scottsdale AZ Swimming Pool

Price: $15,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Pebble Tec
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Build Time: 4 Weeks
Pool Size: 14′ x 24′

#70 New Castle, PA $11,500

New Castle PA Above Ground Pool

Price: $11,500
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: New Castle, PA
Build Time: 1 Day
Pool Size: 15′ x 24′ with 7.5′ deck

#71 Orlando, FL $18,500

Orlando FL Swimming Pool - 2

Price: $18,500 Including Screen Enclosure
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite Shell with Diamond Brite Finish
Location: Orlando, FL
Build Time: 3 Months
Pool Size: 18′ x 30′ narrows down to 12′

#72 Monticello, IN $26,000

Monticello Indiana Swimming Pool

Price: $26,000 Including Cover & Heater
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Location: Monticello, IN
Build Time: 1 Week
Pool Size: 12′ x 20′

#73 Longview, TX $20,000

Longview Texas Above Ground Pool

Price: $20,000 ($13,000 Pool & $7,000 deck and landscaping)
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Longview, TX
Build Time: 11 Days (4 days for pool and 7 days for deck and landscaping)
Pool Size: 33′ Round

#74 Apex, NC $18,000

Apex NC Swimming Pool

Price: $18,000 (Including Deck & Polaris Pool Cleaner)
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Apex, NC
Build Time: 2 Months
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′

#75 Litchfield, CT $26,000

Litchfield, CT Swimming Pool

Price: $26,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Litchfield, CT
Build Time: 2 Weeks
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′

#76 St. Louis, MO $25,000

St. Louis Missouri Swimming Pool

Price: $25,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Diamond Brite
Location: St. Louis, MO
Build Time: 4 Weeks
Pool Size: 14′ x 28′
Homeowner Comments: The pool cost was $25,000 we hired a contractor and did some water drainage work as well.

#77 Lake Carmel, NY $5,500

Lake Carmel, NY Above Ground Pool

Price: $5,500
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Lake Carmel, NY
Year Built: 2009
Build Time: 4 Hours
Pool Size: 12′ x 24′ 52″ Tall
Homeowner Comments: The pool cost around $3,000.00. Then the labor was around $2,000.00 because we needed to add 18″ of Item 4 to the area where the pool sits. After that was the pool water at a cost of about $500. It’s a 24’x12′ oval shaped pool that’s is 48″ deep with the top edge rail at 52″. That was the cost about 7 years ago with a crew of about 10 men. They did the work in just about 3-4 hours. We still haven’t built a deck, but it sure would be nice. This is in Lake Carmel, NY.

#78 Miami Lakes, FL $30,000

Miami Lakes FL Swimming Pool

Price: $30,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Diamond Brite
Location: Miami Lakes, FL
Build Time: Built with house
Pool Size: 25′ x 41′

#79 Walton, KY $33,000

Walton,KY Swimming Pool

Price: $33,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Walton, KY
Build Time: 3 Weeks
Pool Size: 18′ x 36′

#80 Tewksbury, MA $1,539

Tewksbury Ma Above Ground Pool

Price: $1,539
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Build Time: 10 days
Pool Size: 24′ Round 48″ Tall
Homeowner Comments: My pool cost $899 for the pool and liner.   The filter and motor were $599 the skimmer was $29 and the hoses to connect the filter to the pool were $12. The pool took 2 days to level ground and prepare. 2 days to assemble the pool and install liner, 1-1/2 days to fill with water and one week to build the pool deck.

#81 Ridgecrest, CA $1,200

Ridgecrest, CA Above Ground Pool

Price: $1,200
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Build Time: 10 days
Pool Size: 24′ Round 48″ Tall
Homeowner Comments: It took myself and my son one day to set up the pool frame and liner and 4 days of leveling the hard desert earth. I love love love the Matrix pool as it is a full Resing frame (base plates, uprights, bottom rails and top rails), not steel like other pools. Ugh!

#82 Peachtree City, GA $50,000

Peachtree City GA Swimmining Pool

 

Price: $50,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Shot Crete with Pebble Tec
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Build Time: 1 month
Pool Size: 17′ x 34′ free form
Homeowner Comments: Our swimming pool has Natural flagstone coping, Cool deck on deck, 36″ waterfall, Duo Clear salt system, Jacuzzi Tri-Clops filter, 455k BTU heater and Polaris 380 bottom cleaner

#83 Indian Springs, AL $42,000

Indian Springs, Al Swimming Pool

Price: $42,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Indian Springs, AL
Build Time: 10 weeks
Pool Size: 20′ x 40′

#84 Indian Springs, AL $3,300

Franklin Square New York Above Ground Pool

Price: $3,300
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Franklin Square NY
Build Time: 1 Day
Pool Size: 18′ Round

#85 Newcastle, OK $44,690

Newcastle OK Swimming Pool

Price: $44,690
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Fiberglass
Location: Newcastle, OK
Build Time: 5 days
Pool Size: 16′ x 40′ Freeform

#86 Shelby NC, $5,800

Shelby NC Above Ground Pool

Price: $5,800
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: Shelby, NC
Build Time: 6 hours
Pool Size: 27′ Round x 54″ Tall

#87 Shelby NC, $37,600 (Pool Renovation)

Price: $37,600 (Renovation)
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: PebbleTec Pebble Sheen “French Grey”
Location: Austin (West Lake Hills), TX
Build Time: 6 weeks
Pool Size: 15′ x 30′
Homeowner Comments: My pool project was a major renovation which included modifying the shape of the pool, adding a bench and more steps, and resurfacing deck with travertine pavers, and replacing and relocating pool equipment. From draining the old pool to the initial refill of the new pool this took 6 weeks.  It took an additional 9 weeks to make repairs after a return pipe burst. The pool now measures 29’-10” long x 14”-4” wide. 13,200 gallons (reduced from 15,500 gallons); 404 square feet water surface area.

Pool plaster: PebbleTec Pebble Sheen “French Grey”
Waterline tile: National Pool Tile “Fusion” Beige
Deck: Travertine deck pavers (herringbone pattern) and coping (doesn’t get hot in the Texas sun)
Pool equipment: Relocated to under cantilevered pool deck

  • Pool Pump:  Pentair Whisperflo High Performance
  • Pool Pump Motor:  Pentair Whisperflo 2-Speed
  • Multiport Valve:  Hayward Vari-Flo Multiport Valve
  • Filter:  24: Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
  • Chlorinator:  Pentair
  • Polaris Booster Pump w/ Emerson 0.75 HP Motor

#88 Kansas City, MO $10,000

Kansas City MO Swimming Pool

Price: $10,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Location: Kansas City, MO
Year Built: 1969
Pool Size: 16′ by 42′ Lazy L 35,000 gallons
Homeowner Comments: Plaster finish, is in good but not great condition. I would love to know of alternatives to the old porous plaster! Finishes like truck bed liner, polyurea coatings and others that don’t cost 3x times the old plaster cost. That’s the dilemma.

#89 Duncanville, TX

Duncanville TX Swimming Pool

Price: Unknown
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Location: Duncanville, TX
Year Built: Came with home purchase in 2003—Home built in 1974, pool built thereafter
Pool Size: 16′ x 32′

#90 Austin, TX

Austin TX Swimming Pool

Price: Unknown
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Plaster
Location: Austin, TX
Year Built: Came with home purchase in 2003—Home built in 1974, pool built thereafter
Homeowner Comments: The pots also provide signaling….when the middle one stops flowing, it is time to backwash the filter!  All I have to do is look out of my kitchen window!

#91 Escondido, CA $50,000

Escondido Swimming Pool

Price: $35,000/$50,000 with cement
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: Gunite with Diamond Brite
Location: Escondido, CA
Build Time: 5 Months
Pool Size: 20′ x 45′

#92 Houston, TX $79,000

Houston TX swimming pool

Price: $79,000
Pool Type: Inground Pool
Pool Surface: White Plaster
Location: Houston, TX
Build Time: 2 Months
Pool Size: 22′ x 43′

#93 LeMars, IA $5,800

LeMars Iowa Above Ground Pool

Price: $5,800
Pool Type: Above Ground Pool
Pool Surface: Vinyl Liner
Location: LeMars, IA
Build Time: 2 Days
Pool Size: 16′ x 30′
Homeowner Comments: My partner and I did the install ourselves, it took a night 5pm-10pm, and the better part of the next day , 9am-4pm and we were filling it.

Thank You!

Well there you have it 93 pools and how much they cost to build. If you are in the preliminary stages of planning to build a pool or would like to let us know how much your pool cost then we would love your comments and questions below. Once again thank you, everyone, who participated and don’t for forget to check out How to Save up to 30% by Building Your Own Pool and the TimeLapse Video of a 9 Week Pool Build from Start to Finish.

50 thoughts on “How Much Does a Pool Cost? 93 Real World Examples

  1. This is fantastic information..and now I feel I belong to a “brotherhood” of pool owners. Thanks a bunch!
    -Margie K.

    1. This was tremendously helpful! We’re thinking about a pool but want to have as much info as possible before we commit to such a big investment.

  2. This Article was extremely helpful to me. I was clueless as to what I could fit in my yard. These pictures have given me new prospective. Thanks,

  3. THanks so much for all this info. Nearly impossible to get any sort of idea of pool costs without having to call out multiple pool companies. This is great, thanks!

  4. Thanks this was really helpful. Now I have a better idea of what my cost might be an also the length of time I’d be looking at on the build.
    Really helpful.

  5. With living in a high heat location, I’ve wondering how much it costs for an in-ground pool. I hadn’t known that there are kits you can purchase in order to install them yourself. It’s a bit of money initially but think that it would pay off in the long run! Is there a big price difference in a small pool versus a large pool? I’ll be passing this information on to my husband so that he is aware!

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  7. 95% of these pool prices seem unreasonable. How can you get an in-ground cement/plaster pool built for the low $20,000’s? Never seen anything under $40,000.

    1. You also have to consider the area of the country, what year was the pool installed and by who (contractor, or subcontractor.) Also, the type of pool surface affects the price. And not to be confusing, your region of the country will alter cost of each type. For example, concrete pool are cheap(er) here in Florida than vinyl pools. But in other parts of the country, that is reversed.

      1. Yes that is true Matthew. Here in Kentucky concrete pools are much higher than Vinyl

        David Brown…………..Blue Crystal Pools

  8. Thanks, this was really helpful. Modern, durable swimming pool enclosure is a great addition to your home and lifestyle. With the addition of a swimming pool enclosure, you can enjoy a 12-month pool.

  9. Remember there’s so much more that goes’ into a Pool other than the kit. Concrete Deck, Rock for Back filling , Plumbing, Electric, Permits Ground Preparation, Pool create if its a vinyl liner pool,Forming, And don’t forget the Labor. In my area pools have doubled in price in the last 15 years, partly because of building materials increase in price. Labor is muck higher as is raw material.

    David Brown………………….Blue Crystal Pools

  10. This is great –visuals plus information. I’m a designer who works for a landscape contractor who builds pools. When our clients ask, “Why do custom pools cost over $100k,” I like to direct them real-world examples and information that are not from pool contractors. There are so many expensive, labor-intensive components to a gorgeous pool, especially the artistry that comes into play when incorporating waterfalls, dive rocks, laminars, lights, tile, –the list goes on. Then there are the necessary costs that no one sees: township permits, engineering fees. Thanks again—

      1. Hi, Can you find out who the pool contractor was for the pool built in Willow Park, TX? Please and thank you so much for this site, the best I’ve found on the web!!!

    1. Hello Ben,

      I reached out to the pool owner, and he was nice enough to reply with the info:

      Babylon Pools- Artin Dolation
      lic # 855670
      818 383-8121
      556 Riverdale Dr.
      Glendale, CA 91204

  11. This is great info & lots of work you did. Thank you so much for putting this together. My next step is unbiased planning. Would love to know from pool owners… yeah we should have skipped the deep end, or wish we had a deep end for dives, or if you dive make sure you do xyz, or kids mostly use the flat end of pool need aXb size shallow, never use blah-blah-blah. I’m trying to convince hubby to invest but he is #’s person does not think worth the money knowing less use over time. Any support for my argument is appreciated.

  12. I see the prices range all over the place…so what makes the big difference..concrete, vinyl or fiberglass? If have vinyl or fiberglass what is look of the pool lining. I live in Burleson Texas with clay soil…so with rain (deluges) to drought the soil shifts. Definitely salt water and self cleaning. 16×24 3-6 feet with hot tub at one end. Cheaper if rectangle?

    1. The difference in price for each pool surface type is going to vary according to your area. Figuring out the general consensus on the price differences for your region can be as simple as calling a couple pool builders in your area for a basic quote over the phone.

  13. Thank you so much! Exactly what I was looking for. When I get mine built I’ll send you my information to add to your list!!

  14. Hi Matthew! Great thread.

    Do you have any recommendations for concrete pool companies in the Philadelphia region?

  15. Thank you! This site has helpful information. We live in Northern Virginia. Pool estimates for concrete pools are are much higher in our region. We are in the process of getting estimates. If you have any recent pics/info for pools in my area, I would appreciate it if you could post it.

  16. So first, I need to find a time machine (if anyone can help with that, let me know) so I can go back to the 1990s and buy a pool! I’m in the Northeast and just got quotes for an inground. Nothing is touching these prices any more. I’m seeing about 3X these prices (with some flexibility if it’s vinyl or fiberglass).

    1. Hit send too soon! I meant to add a 🙂 at the end of that last post. This is good info, didn’t mean to be a jerk. But time has changed prices A LOT!

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