How to Calculate Swimming Pool Costs
Plans to build a swimming pool in your backyard or outdoor living area will pose questions of design, size and, of course, expense. The final cost of your pool will involve more than just the pool itself, and will actually start with the design stage. You can get an estimate of the pool’s price from a qualified contractor, but if said contractor will not give you a written figure before you agree to hire him, then you may need to move on to the next contractor….
Design, Size and Material
The three aspects that will have the most impact on the price of your pool are: design, size and material. According to Ray Alderete, the ower of Alderete Pools in San Clemente, California: "Gunite is the strongest and most dependable building material for pools, but gunite is typically more expensive than other choices." Another cost boosting aspect is the design you choose, as more intricate designs might increase the cost beyond the range of your budget. If you have to cut costs somewhere, it is best to change the design or size of your pool rather than the material.
Features, Machinery and Plumbing
In addition to the various swimming pool layout and design options, there are other aspects that must be considered in factoring the expense. The plumbing installation and the machinery that is required to build a pool properly will also add to the final cost of the swimming pool. Obviously, the more intricate and involved the pool design becomes, the higher the end price tag.