Lets talk about the parts of the discussion we are both already anticipating…cost.
Cost doesn’t have to be the dreaded “elephant” in the showroom when it comes to shopping for a pool or spa. After all the cost ends up being a big deciding factor when shopping for a pool or spa. Lets talk about above ground swimming pool costs together. At the bottom of this page you will find a link to our advice page for hot tub costs.
When you begin shopping for a swimming pool there are many things to consider. Size, shape, package options, and install all play a big part in the cost of your new swimming pool. Some stores make figuring out these costs easy while others keep some of these costs “hidden” until you begin the buying process. Lets take a look at the pool shapes and what role they play in overall cost.
As you begin your research you will find that there two popular shapes for above ground pools two choose from, round and oval. Some homeowners might be restricted by space or zoning requirements and could be forced into one shape or the other by these requirements. Lets get one big piece of advice out of the way first. Round pools are less expensive up front, less expensive to install, and over all less expensive to service/ maintain than oval pools. If you have room for a round pool then you will already be further ahead budget wise than if you go with an oval pool. Another tip is that a round pool has the ability to offer more swimming room than even the largest oval above ground pool. Here’s an example of a comparison in swimming space between the two:
Largest Round Pool
Largest Oval Pool
KB Price Tip- Ask for an itemized list of what comes in the pool package and the brands of those items.
You can find an example of our pool package (Here)
Our last piece of advice when budgeting for your new pool is to also understand that there are other factors to consider in the overall cost of the project even after the purchase. Install, electrical, landscaping, and cost of maintenance are pieces to the entire budget. Taking things slow, doing the proper research, and ultimately buying a pool package from someone you build trust with will result in a happy buying experience within your budget. Follow these budget planning steps below as a general starting point for your pool purchase:
1) Site plan and cost/ install
2) Electrical cost
3) Pool package cost
4) What to expect with water care products and regular maintenance