Swimming Pool Prices by Design

Giving you an idea of how much & what kind of pool you can get with your budget.


Vinyl Liner Pool Prices

  • Budget: Low
  • Quality: Low
  • Customization: Low
  • Longevity: 10 – 15 years

Fiberglass Pool Prices

  • Budget: Medium
  • Quality: Medium
  • Customization: Low
  • Longevity: 15 – 25 years

Gunite Pool Prices

  • Budget: Medium – High
  • Quality: Very High
  • Customization: Unlimited
  • Longevity: Lifetime
The Following Are Pools by Price Range for Inground Gunite Pools

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$30K – $40K POOLS

Swimming pools in the range of $30k – $40k can have many desirable features. Although usually small, 88′ perimeter or less (also calculated as 400 SQFT surface area) can pack useful functionality. These “starter pools” are perfect for small backyards, or those who require a pool for handicap rehabilitation, exercise, etc.

$40K – $55K POOLS

Moving into the range of $40k – $55k, swimming pools generally start to have more features such as raised walls, or a waterfall or some other creative custom design aspect. With many options available in this price range, you may find many pools including upgraded interior surfaces, or even glass pool tiles. In the $40,000+ budget range you have access to more options.

$55K – $65K POOLS & SPAS

Most inground swimming pools within the range of $55k – $65k include attached hot tubs, and possibly one other main water feature, or a combination of different upgrades items. In this budget range you start to have even more access to some advanced options such as digital automation, LEDs, and programmable pool pumps plus possibly a few items mixed & matched to your liking.

“Unlike a vehicle, an inground swimming pool cannot be sold or traded in if you are unhappy with the results.”


$65K – $80K POOLS & SPAS

Swimming pools within the range of $65k – $80k 

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Pool designs ranging from $30k – $100k

Owning a custom inground swimming pool can be affordable for anyone. In most cases, it simply depends on the size of pool, engineering requirements, and optional features that make up the bulk of cost. Even under $30,000 for some of the smallest swimming pools, you can still get a pool for under $30k but it will not be very big or offer many features.

Most of us appreciate a pool design that includes some features, functionality and appeal. For this reason we will start our swimming pool price range examples from $30K and up.

Please keep in mind that the overall design requirements will always include hard-line cost items (such as: engineering requirements regardless of the size of pool to be installed), and that all additional features or accessories are considered optional; this creates the base total construction cost, and then line-item any upgrades or creative features you may want.

FAQ about swimming pool prices

No. Even if a pool contractor is offering a lower price for the winter season, it does NOT cost them any less to build your pool.

Although we have covered mostly gunite pools in this article, the answer to this question is subjective. With so many options the best pool for your money is the one that fits your budget.

If you prefer top quality & unlimited design options – go with gunite.

If you need more information about new swimming pool pricing check out the factors that go into the cost of a new pool:

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The content and references to swimming pool prices on this page/website is/are used as a general guideline to help explain the swimming pool purchasing process in more detail. All estimates, price declarations, timelines, milestones, and expectations are subject to challenges for each project therefore the prices shown are based on the minimal viable pool package under the perfect installation conditions. This web page is not representative of the actual agreement.

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