How Much Does a Pool Cost?

Wondering what your pool budget should be? You’re not alone.

We highly recommend getting your financing in place before you start selecting features, so here we’ll discuss what you can expect to spend.

Our fiberglass swimming pool packages can fit all tastes, budgets, and backyard sizes. Pool package prices typically range between $40,000–$90,000 for fiberglass styles (see the What's Included page to view everything included in our standard pool package). Vinyl pools typically cost a little less up front, and concrete pools run about the same, but as you know by now, Parrot Bay only installs fiberglass pools these days. This is because fiberglass offers the best value in pool ownership.

The cost of a fiberglass pool is dependent on 3 main factors: size, features and additions, and the contractor.

How does size affect inground pool cost?

The first thing you will do when shopping for a fiberglass pool is select your pool size, which is the biggest determining factor in the cost of the pool. Fiberglass swimming pools come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Sizes of fiberglass pools range from very small 10×12 "spools" to large 16×42 diving pools and can include many options.

A pool that is a 32’x16’ will cost more than a 20’x12’. Depth also dictates the inground pool pricing. Let’s say 2 customers have a 32’x16′. If Customer A has 6ft depth and Customer B has 8ft Depth, Customer B will have to pay a bit more. Tanning shelves also increase costs as well as zero edges which add about 20-25% more to the inground pool cost.

Fiberglass Pool Accessories and Features

Beyond the normal tools like the skimmer, vacuum, scrubber, filter, and chemical kit, a pool owner will also need to decide what construction features to add on. Depending on your needs, you may only desire the features that come standard on your new pool. However, other owners might wish to have a very detailed and different design from anyone else. Pool structures are highly customizable and can fit all your design and structural needs.

Choose from structural features like tanning ledges or a diving board, water features like a waterfall, or lighting features like deck lighting or underwater lighting. All of these things can be added to your fiberglass pool and will affect the price. For a full breakdown of available features, visit our Pool Accessories page.

Choosing a Pool Contractor

Hiring a pool contractor comes with many different phases of its own. The price of a pool builder will differ based on your location and the service you expect to receive before and after the sale. Do you want a pool contractor with store locations and service vehicles so they can maintain and warranty your pool after it is built? If so, this type of contractor will likely cost more than a pool builder working from his truck or a design center without retail and service support.

Check out Facebook, Instagram, and social media accounts to see what different companies are building and read what their customers are saying about them. Are they using quality materials and practices, or are they using cut-rate materials and cutting construction corners to keep their prices down—leaving their customers on the hook for costly repairs?

When it comes to choosing a pool builder, you should feel comfortable with the people who will be in your yard, and you should trust that they are going to do right by you.

 

Inground Pools from Parrot Bay Pools

The process of building an inground pool requires numerous steps. Here at Parrot Bay Pools, we understand how to make pool installation a smooth process!

We have helped thousands of customers go through the process and know everyone is different. In addition, customer satisfaction has always been one of our top priorities. We take pride in our inground pools, which are made with quality materials by our professionals. We service areas across North Carolina including Raleigh, Benson, Fayetteville, and more.

To get started, head over to our Select Your Pool Package page and choose the pool and features that are right for you. Then schedule a video consultation with one of our Sales Reps to complete your purchase and schedule your installation.

Select Your Pool Package