Updated: Jan 7
These are just a few costs that can come up. It is important to be aware of these costs when getting a pool quote. Most people assume the cost of the pool is all they will pay for but there are other costs associated with building a swimming pool. Be sure to ask your contractor about all potential costs so you are not surprised by any unexpected costs.
Lawn repair and sod replacement, landscaping
When getting a pool installed, sometimes the entire yard has to be excavated. This can cause damage to your lawn, which will then need to be repaired. You may also need to remove trees or other obstacles in order to make room for the pool. These costs can add up quickly and should be considered when budgeting for your new pool.
Sprinkler system relocation/repair
You may need to relocate your existing sprinkler system in order to accommodate the new structure. This additional cost may not be accounted for upfront, so it's important to keep it in mind as you plan and budget for your pool installation project. Depending on the specifics of your situation, this task may require professional assistance from an irrigation professional.
You may need to install a new fence or repair an existing one in order to comply with city ordinances or simply for added security. This cost can vary depending on the type of fence you choose and the size of your property.
You will need to have a certified electrician install a new circuit breaker and a dedicated line to power your pool equipment. The cost of this service will depend on the complexity of the job and the going rate for electricians in your area.
Your contractor will need to run new gas and water lines to power the pool equipment. These lines must be buried a certain depth below ground in order to comply with local building codes. The cost of this service will vary depending on the length of the runs and the depth required for burial.
Rock that is located under the ground.
If there is rock located under the ground where the pool is being installed, this can add to the cost of the project. The cost of blasting through rock is typically passed on to the customer in the form of a surcharge.
Extra dirt brought in from outside the property.
If the pool is being constructed on a large slope, you may need to have extra dirt brought in from outside the property. This cost can add up quickly, so it's important to be aware of it when budgeting for your new pool.
We bid our pools with 3 feet of concrete around the pool. If you desire to have more concrete you will need to make sure that you have budgeted for that. We always will let you know how much any extra concrete will be before we begin the project, but make sure that your contractor is not leaving the extra cost out of the quote.
Rainwater runoff and drainage systems
If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you may need to install a drainage system to redirect rainwater away from the pool. This cost can vary depending on the size and complexity of the system.
These are just a few of the extra costs that you may need to budget for when installing a new swimming pool. Be sure to ask your contractor about all potential costs so you are not surprised by any hidden fees.