One of the first questions potential pool owners want to know when they call us is : How much does a pool cost? Although this is a very difficult question to answer, we will try to do our best to explain some general pricing guidelines.
The purchase of a swimming pool is much like the purchase of a vehicle or even a home. With so many options available, price ranges can vary drastically. So, why do so many people choose to purchase so many upgrades in their vehicle or in their home? The answer is because most people understand the importance of getting what they want the first time so as to not have any regrets down the road. Because most Canadians spend over 1 hour a day in their vehicles and about a third of their day at home, they want to make sure that these large investments will provide them with comfort, quality, longevity, and ease of use. These same principles typically apply to most inground swimming pool shoppers. Understanding that they are going to have to see their pool every day for as long as they live in their home, as well as the fact that picking the right pool with the right options the first time is critical as to ensure maximum enjoyment with minimum maintenance, most shoppers elect to get the pool that will make them happiest in the long-run.
Let’s list some of the most common “add-ons” found in the purchase of a swimming pool:
Coloured pool surface finishes
Low voltage lighting
Extra concrete decking
Decorative concrete decking (stamped concrete, spray deck, coloured broom finish, pavers, etc.)
Salt chlorine generators
Handrails and ladders
Inground and above ground hot tubs
Raised bond beams
As you can see, there are many options available, and when someone receives a quote from our company, we thoroughly examine each option so as to educate the homeowner on the option’s benefits and to identify its overall importance to the success of the project.
When an inquiry is made as to how much our pools cost, extent of installation is also a key factor. What we mean by this is that as a company, we have 3 different packages we offer our customers. Unlike most pool companies, we will do as much or as little as our customers would have us do. This flexibility leads to less stress and more savings for the customer. The packages are as follows, with their corresponding price ranges:
1. Pool Less Decking: This package includes pool shell, shipping, pool equipment, excavation, setting of pool, backfill, filling pool with water and installation. The homeowner is responsible for concrete forming and prepping, final grading, cleaning of pool, electrical, gas hook up and fencing. The price of this package typically ranges from $40,000-$50,000, again depending on the size and options.
2. Pool w/Concrete: Package #2 includes everything mentioned in #1, but it also includes the concrete decking, pool cleaning, and final grading. Most homeowners will spend on average $50,000-$60,000 for package #2.
3. Turn-Key: Understanding that many homeowners would rather just deal with one company instead of many, we at Simply Pools and Spas are one of the few companies that will offer our clients true ‘turn-key’ pool installations. In this package, all that is found in package #2, as well as fencing and permits, are included. Most customers will spend $60,000 – $100,000 for a turn-key project.
As you can see, the price ranges quite a bit, just as they should considering that everyone has different needs, tastes, and budgets when it comes to building a swimming pool.