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Build Swimming Pool Cost

Build Swimming Pool Cost

National average
$50,000 - $85,000
(building a 12’x24’ inground fiberglass pool with concrete deckl)
Low: $6,000 - $12,000

(above ground pool with attached deck)

High: $90,000 - $100,000

(infinity concrete pool with concrete deck)

Cost to build a swimming pool varies greatly by region (and even by zip code).
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The average cost of building a swimming pool is $50,000 - $85,000​.

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Cost factors

How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?

If you live in a warm climate, want to enhance your outdoor living space, or add value to your home, adding a swimming pool to your property can be a great project. Swimming pools give you a place to entertain, cool off on hot days, or to entertain friends and family. They come in many shapes, sizes, and materials, and can be filtered or cleaned using a variety of techniques as well. All of these variables impact the overall cost of building a swimming pool.

Building a pool costs on average $50,000 to $85,000, with the average homeowner spending around& $67,500 on installing a fiberglass inground pool of 12’x24’ with a concrete deck.

Building a pool costs
National average cost$67,500
Average range$50,000 - $85,000
Minimum cost$6,000
Maximum cost$100,000

Cost factors

There are a lot of variables when it comes to building a pool. Size is one consideration, as the amount of materials and excavation will be dictated by the size of the pool you build. Whether the pool is inground or above ground is another consideration, as above ground pools tend to cost less and be a less invasive to install than an inground pool. The material your pool is built from will also play a role, with vinyl pools costing the least ($37,000) and concrete pools costing the most ($60,000).

The depth of the pool and how difficult it is to excavate your yard may also play a role; very rocky terrain may end up costing more to excavate, while hilly terrain may require leveling, which can also add to the cost.

How you filter your pool will also play a role. Saltwater will be more expensive to install than chlorine, while a natural pool has higher overall costs as well ($70,000). How you outfit the pool and what accessories you may choose to use with it, as well as the type of decking and fencing you choose, will all have an impact on the total cost.

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Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Alvin, TX
Arlington, TX
Athens, GA
Buckeye, AZ
Chalmette, LA
Champlin, MN
Charlotte, NC
Chula Vista, CA
Cincinnati, OH
Delavan, WI
Denver, CO
Diberville, MS
Dickinson, TX
El Paso, TX
Fairburn, GA
Fontana, CA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Grand Prairie, TX
Hollywood, FL
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Katy, TX
La France, SC
Largo, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Lewisville, TX
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Lynnwood, WA
Manassas, VA
Marietta, GA
Mckinney, TX
Mesa, AZ
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Naples, FL
Nashville, TN
New Oxford, PA
North Las Vegas, NV
Ocala, FL
Opa Locka, FL
Orlando, FL
Palm Coast, FL
Peoria, AZ
Petaluma, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Post Falls, ID
Poway, CA
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