The average cost of installing an inground pool ranges from $38,719 to $69,599. The national average for an inground pool is $51,833. A pool costs $50 to $125 per square foot. Adding a pool house can increase the cost of a pool to $300 or more per square foot. The cost of a pool depends on the type of material, size, shape, design, landscaping, lighting, materials, labor and any custom work.

Large pools are approximately 18 feet by 36 feet, with the deep end ranging from 9 to 12 feet. The deeper the pool, the more expensive it becomes. The starting price for a large pool is around $35,000. Small pools are approximately 10 feet by 20 feet, with the deep end ranging from 5.5 to 7 feet. Small pool prices range from $10,000 to $25,000 and up.

Annual costs are incurred for the maintenance of a pool. This can include electrical systems, plumbing and pumps. The cost increases when you have a patio and security fence. Additional pool costs can be permits, property taxes and additional utilities. Building permits for a pool typically cost between $450 and $1,800 per permit. When installing a pool, it’s important to consider annual maintenance fees and taxes. Another important aspect concerns the materials: after 7 to 10 years, parts of the pool may need to be replaced or repaired. A pool can be an expensive upgrade.

Richard Dement

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