Pool Cost Indication
One of the most important questions people ask me is how much does a pool cost? Well, it could be anything. It could be from $30,000 up to $75,000 or even up to $100,000.
So, some of the things we need to look at to confirm this price is to do a site inspection. Second to that, what sort of soil do we have here? Because we need to put a pool and the soil condition affects this process significantly.
Inground or Above Ground?
One of the other factors is whether the pool is going to be in-ground or above ground. If it’s an above ground pool, we can do what we call a fully ribbed pool or a maxi rib pool. Very unique to Compass, we can actually put swimming pools on top of roofs or on sloping sites.
But, as we come up out of the ground and we’re using this method, there is an increase in cost, and that’s approximate (all subject to site inspection) between your $14,000 to $16,000.
Pool Landscaping Cost
So, once we have our consultation with the client and we work out the price of the pool, then we’ve got to remember we’ve got landscaping to do. So with landscaping, how much does that cost? Well, generally we give a rule of thumb of 15, 20% of the pool price. It gives you an estimate of what landscaping can cost. But, like anything, if you want all of the most expensive paving and fit glass fencing, then your price can actually increase considerably.
Pool Maintenance Costs
One of the other questions is how much does a pool cost to maintain? Taking into the factors of running the electrical costs, your chemicals, I’d say an average of about $1,200 a year would pretty much cover your chemical and running costs with your pool.