Understanding Your Swimming Pool Cost Estimate

Pool | 03/12/14

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Many pool owners ask, “How much is this pool going to cost me?” though there is no straightforward answer.  The average cost of pool can range anywhere between $25,000 to $50,000, depending on a variety of factors that you’ll find in your swimming pool cost estimate.

What Affects Your Swimming Pool Cost Estimate

A pool builder in Arizona should provide you with a break down of how much your pool will cost you and why.  Some of the things that swimming pool builders AZ consider when creating an estimate are:

  • Size:  Not surprisingly, the bigger the pool, the bigger the cost.  For each square foot of space, expect to pay approximately $50
  • Depth: The deeper they dig, the more labor and materials they need, which means a greater expense to you
  • Materials:  Gunite and fiberglass will cost more than a vinyl lined pool.  Though be careful when trying to cut corners on this one – gunite and fiberglass, when properly maintained, will last much longer than vinyl
  • Shape:  If you’re going for a customized freeform shape, it’ll take a bigger bite out of your budget than a standard shape
  • Fencing: Though technically an “extra”, every pool should be protected by a fence (especially if you don’t have a fenced yard to keep neighborhood children and pets out)
  • Your Location:  Depending on where your home is located, you may need to pay more for permits than other areas


The Extras

Here’s where you can shave off or add some additional costs to your swimming pool cost estimate, starting with:

  • Spas: Whether or not it’s attached to the pool, adding a spa is going to significantly increase the price (as well as significantly increase your enjoyment)
  • Lighting:  There are a number of lighting options out there at various price points.  Ask your pool builder in Arizona about your options so you can choose the best style for your budget and tastes
  • Slides and Diving Boards:  Both of these fun extras will set you back at least a few hundred dollars a piece, and you may need to build a deeper pool as well (which will cost you more money)


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.



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