It used to be that homes with a swimming pool were much coveted. Now, swimming pools have become the norm and the next greatest thing in swimming pool technology is the hidden water pool. While the hidden water pool cost is a bit more than an in-ground swimming pool, it is quite a bit pricier than the above ground pool cost. The above ground pool is the cheapest option when deciding to add a pool, however, the aesthetics of an above ground pool is not as pleasing as an in-ground pool or a hidden water pool.
Hidden Water Pool Cost vs Above Ground Pool Cost
Hidden Water Pool Cost
Hidden water swimming pools are the elitist of all swimming pools. A decorative concrete base emerges from the bottom of the pool and forms a solid cover or an extension of the patio. The water within the pool is in a reservoir that keeps it from being constantly exposed to the harmful, pH changing rays of the sun.
The installation of a hidden water pool involves excavating the area where the pool will be set and then laying the bed where the pool will sit. Once the area is fully excavated, then the pool is built, the base is then wired and set in place to ensure that it fits properly. With the flip of a switch, the base can be raised or lowered. By raising or lowering the base, the depth of the pool can be 1 inch or it can be 6 feet, depending on what the homeowner wishes at that time.
The average cost of a hidden water pool is $25,000 to $65,000. This cost can also be higher depending on where the pool is being set. The maintenance cost of a hidden water swimming pool is much lower than in-ground pools or above ground pools. They do not require monthly chemical checks as the pH balance is not compromised by constant exposure to the sun.
Above Ground Pool Cost
The cost of above ground pools does vary depending on the materials used and the size of the pool. A 24 feet round pool can be as low as $1200, this will include the pump, filter and ladder. The cost of the pool deck is extra and the price can cost around $2100. Other items that are essential for an above ground pool include an extension pole, leaf net attachment, vacuum head, curved wall brush, solar cover, winter cover, backwash hose and treatment chemicals. This should be around $500. That makes the average cost of a 24 feet round pool $3800.
An above ground pool is definitely much more cost effective for the average family. It may not be as attractive to look at and it certainly costs much more to maintain, about $100 per month. When determining if you want an above ground pool, in-ground pool or hidden water pool, take a look at the space required for the pool, the overall cost with installation included, and the average maintenance cost for the pool.