How much does an inground pool cost?
What a new inground pool costs is something everyone considering a new pool wants to pin down. Evaluating pool prices is critical before you sign a sales contract.
Blue Haven offices around the U.S. can get you started on learning about pricing with a free, no-obligation consultation at your home. A local designer will provide you with an exact quote for a pool customized for your backyard.
Blue Haven designers strive to ask the right questions and create a detailed plan to avoid the hidden fees that some pool builders unload on their clients. The team at your local Blue Haven office will personalize the pool-design process and give you a written inground pool cost proposal. This way, you know what you’re getting from day one, and your Blue Haven team can execute your backyard dream as seamlessly as possible.
Blue Haven offices also believe in providing you with real value for your money. You will have the advantage of ongoing value when it comes to the cost of pool ownership: Exclusive, state-of-the-art Blue Haven SmartFeatures® will last longer, automate pool care, reduce chemical needs, and lower water and energy bills. That means owning your pool will be easier and more affordable for years to come.
To learn more about inground pool pricing in your area, contact your local Blue Haven office. Staff will be able to respond with cost and design information specific to your area, and they can work with you to design a backyard retreat that gives you the style and features you want while keeping to your budget!
Costs of custom pools around the U.S.
In contrast with an above-ground pool where prices on the prefabricated unit are set, the project construction costs on inground pools vary a great deal—particularly on a concrete (gunite/shotcrete) design.
It’s important to understand how each contract amount is influenced by factors such as the pool equipment, design features, material choices, the build site, and the region of the U.S.
In fact, you could have a difference of thousands of dollars on the exact same pool in different parts of the country.
For example, the identical basic 15 x 30-foot pool and its features may have starting base price of $30,000 in Phoenix—and $65,000 in Raleigh.
Now, say this same pool is being built in a backyard with challenging conditions, such as a major slope. The extra labor needed could drive up the Raleigh price tag $2,500 to $10,000—or even more in certain cases.
Add a heated gunite spa, app-enabled remote-control automation, and that might be another $17,000 in Raleigh, but thousands less in other markets.
Elevate that same spa 18 inches above the pool and add decorative stacked-stone facing to it, and the spa cost could increase more than $4,000 to $5,000. Make the spa a stunning rimflow design, and this sleek configuration requires another $1,500.
But again, the prices will vary a great deal by the local market and an array of other variables. Keep in mind, these example additions do not even take into consideration the size of the spa, its lighting type, tile selection, number of hydrotherapy jets, or in-floor circulation or cleaning system.
And these are options just for the spa! A multitude of other feature and material choices for the pool itself are available, ranging from tanning ledges to natural rock waterfalls. That’s why it’s so important to consult the Blue Haven team where you live for local pricing and an in-home estimate.
Inground swimming pool estimates by or phone or email
Since Blue Haven offices build custom swimming pools in dozens of markets across America, it is not possible to give pool cost quotes via phone or e-mail. This includes estimates for pools pictured on this website, for pools commonly referred to as “basic pools,” and even in situations where a homeowner provides their desired pool dimensions.
Unlike a factory-manufactured product—which makes for simpler comparison shopping of pool prices—a concrete pool (gunite or shotcrete) is a multiphase construction project with many variables—ranging from a backyard’s shape and elevation to equipment options. As a result, professional, reliable swimming pool pricing requires a detailed, thorough evaluation process.
Asking “how much does an inground pool cost?” is like asking “how much does it cost to build a new home?” Before offering an estimate, it is critical for any pool builder to understand all of the features and elements you want for your pool and to account for all of the variables involved in construction. Giving “guesstimates” to customers would be a disservice; Blue Haven offices believe in providing pricing information that leaves no room for surprises!