We know winter is coming, but what better time to start thinking of a pool than right now?! You’ve got the cooler months (because we all know Texas doesn’t get too much of a winter) to watch your pool get built from the ground up so that it’s ready for that first cannonball of the summer. Check out the fast facts of building and owning a pool below to determine what would look and fit best in YOUR backyard!
The average cost to install an in-ground pool is $35,000 with prices ranging from $28,000 to $55,000. The additional cost of having a pool for basic maintenance, utilities, and repairs add $2,500 to $5,000 a year. The image below, provided by HomeGuide, outlines the details of the in-ground pool costs.
According to the National Association of Realtors statistics, in-ground pools add 7% value to your home, and that is the national average. For the southwest states (where Texas lies, luckily), a pool can add nearly 11% home value.
A professional pool cleaner performs regular cleaning once a week – including vacuuming the floor, brushing the walls, skimming the surface for leaves, emptying the filter and baskets, and backwashing the circulation system. This can run from $75 – $165 a month.
Cleaning the pool yourself is also an option. You need the right tools and supplies – including a vacuum (costs a little over $50), a maintenance kit (costs around $60), and pool chemicals/ chlorine (costs $20 – $100 per month).
What’s the most affordable in-ground pool shape?
The most affordable in-ground pools are those with the simplest shape—a rectangle or oval shape will generally be the cheapest.
How long does it take to construct a pool?
On average, most projects will take between 4 to 5 months including the design, permits, and construction. *Construction time will vary depending on the size of the pool and its location.
What is a local pool installation company?
Follow the link to HomeGuide and answer a few questions to get matched up with the right company.