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  • What does a Residential Pool Cost?

    One of the first questions that prospective buyers ask is, “How much does a pool cost?” Just like a car, there are many models and upgrades to consider. There are several different variables that affect how much an inground pool costs to build. The variables that significantly determine price:

    • Swimming Pool Size
    • Deck size around the pool
    • Pool Features like lighting, pool cleaners and water features

    The main variable is simply size. The larger a pool is the more it’s going to cost. The size of the pool will have a direct correlation with the deck size, and most likely the features. For example a larger pool will require a larger “salt” chlorine generator model in order to adequately produce the proper amount of chlorine for the amount of gallons.

    An average size pool is a 15’ x 30’ free form pool with approximately 600 square feet of decking. A realistic figure to start with for an average size pool is between $22,000 to $30,000. There are several features that would significantly increase the price such as a screen enclosure and or an attached spa that spills over into the pool.

    “It’s unwise to pay too much, yet it’s worse to pay too little.
    When you pay too much, you lose a little money–that is all.
    When you pay too little, you sometimes LOSE EVERYTHING, including your time, your vision for happiness and your faith in others”

    There are other features that can be added to your pool to enhance the look, sound of running water, water quality and enjoyment of your pool. The following categories and list of features are some of the more popular features that pool owners consider.

    • Pool Interior Finishes
      • Pebble finishes
      • Exposed aggregate finishes
    • Lighting:
      • LED Color Lighting
      • Fiber-optic Lighting
    • Water Features:
      • Rico Rock Waterfalls to Natural Rock Waterfalls
      • Sheer Descent falls
      • Rain Falls
      • Deck Jets
      • Scuppers
      • Bubblers
    • Water Sanitation:
      • “Salt” Chlorine Generator
      • Ozone
      • Pristiva Care program
    • Pool Heaters:
      • Gas Heaters
      • Heat Pumps
      • Solar pool Heating
    • Pool / Spa Automation:
      • Easy Touch (Program capability & freeze protection)
      • Wireless Remote
      • Automated Valves

    The price for each feature can vary depending upon the size of the pool and or the design of the feature such as raised pool beam sections and water demand. While shopping for a pool it can become very confusing and difficult to compare pricing from one company’s design to the next company’s design. Florida Bonded Pools understand the complexity of trying to compare each pool package and are committed to act as a trusted advisers; which means advising you on value even if the result – advice defers to the prevailing company.