Tips for Determining Your Swimming Pool Budget

Pool | 07/15/14

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Think you’re about ready to “take the plunge” and invest in a pool? Whether you’re looking into building budget pools or ritzy luxurious pools, these are our top 3 tips that will help you keep your swimming pool budget on track:

1. Make a Wish List

Chances are you’ve been dreaming of building a pool for years and are only now finally getting around to making that dream a reality. Before worrying about your budget, write down everything that you want from your pool and patio area (i.e. style of pool, pool and deck designs, materials, water or fire features, etc.). Check out pictures of cool pools and create a “look book.” Even if you budget may not be flexible enough to accommodate everything on your wish list today, you can add these things on later.

2. Research Different Types of Swimming Pools

Are you on the market for above ground budget pools? Or is a more expensive inground pool what you seek? And if you choose inground, what type? Research the pros, cons, and upkeep of gunite, fiberglass and vinyl pools to help you determine which type will work best for your budget and your lifestyle. When you have that settled, dig a bit deeper and think about:

  • Pool coping
  • Cleaning systems
  • Filtering systems
  • Finishing Touches

3. Contact a Credible Custom Pool Builder

You’ll be able to find a number of prices online, but the best way to get the most accurate estimate is to contact a seasoned custom pool builder. He or she will be able to go through the items on you wish list as well as view the space where your pool is to be built and provide you with a good estimate of how much you can expect to spend on your brand new pool.



Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.