If you want to build a pool, there are a lot of variables involved, including material and labor cost, landscape and excavation, heating and electrical systems, decks, lights and filtration systems, and diving boards and slides. Costs can escalate quickly so get estimates and know your budget. There are three basic types of materials: concrete (or gunite), vinyl and fiberglass. The basic cost of installation is $50 per square foot. Obviously depth will be a factor – the deeper the pool the more materials and labor.
On average, concrete pools are the most expensive, roughly between $50,000- $100,000. Concrete pools can be expensive to operate and maintain, but they are very durable. Vinyl is a popular choice for its durability and low-maintenance cost, with an estimated cost starting at around $35,000-$50,000. Vinyl pools are algae resistant and generally require less chemical maintenance than cement pools.
Fiberglass pools are premade shells that are transported to your house and installed. This means fiberglass pools are usually smaller (because of transportation limitations), meaning lower maintenance costs. Expect costs to start, on average, from $50,000-$80,000.