How Much is an Inground Pool? Price Brackets
Obviously the answer depends on many different factors. We’ll assume that you’re looking for a permanent in ground pool, installed, with filtration, and ready to swim. With those loose parameters in mind we’ll start with the cheap pool models and move up through the most expensive. Please keep in mind that these are estimates and your actual cost will vary based on your geographic location, who you contract, and if you do any of the work yourself.
$5000 – $12,000 Rigid Walled Above Ground
Not an inground pool, but still a great option for limited budgets. These are not the cheap thin walled pools that fall apart after a year or two of use. These pools will last just as long as any of the inground options below.
$12,000 – 18,000 Cheap Pools – Fast and Basic
Entry Level Fiberglass Pools – This price will get you into fiberglass spas and small pools that are easy to ship and require little excavation. They are usually quite durable and many come with a good warranty. The pool decking will be basic as well, with sod, gravel, or pavers coming right up to the pools edge.
Vinyl Liner Pools – This is general price range for a basic vinyl liner swimming pool. Expect basic concrete decking and standard fixtures and fittings.
$18,000 – $30,000 Entry and Mid Priced Pools
This is the typical inground pool price range. In this range you are getting into small and mid-sized swimming pools with standard options and basic decking around the edges. Depending on size and location you may begin to see decorative concrete or rock work around the pool’s edges.
$30,000 – $60,000 Mid to Upper Pools Prices
Now you are getting into the largest sizes and premium decking. If you love the larger sizes, extra wide decorative decking, waterfalls, fountains, and other extras; your probably looking in this range of pool prices.
$60,000 and up Luxury Custom Pools
This bracket is mostly shotcrete constructed pools, although the larger fiberglass pools with extra features can reach this as well. Islands, grottos, caves, waterfalls, lazy rivers are found here. Negative edge pools and beach entries will be available here as well.