Asking how much does an in-ground swimming pool cost is a very ambiguous question. The cost of a swimming pool has so many factors involved that it is difficult to determine the inground swimming pool cost.
Size and depth are huge determining factors on the final price of a swimming pool. Obviously the bigger the pool, the pricier it becomes. Materials used will also raise the cost of an in-ground swimming pool. Fiberglass is the most common, however concrete or gunite is becoming very popular. Both of these are becoming more desirable than vinyl.
A general rule to follow when trying to determine an estimate cost for a swimming pool is to take the length of the pool and add 2 to 6 thousand dollars, in other words, a 30 foot pool that is fiberglass could be expected to cost about $34,000.
The shape of an in-ground pool will also add to the overall cost. A custom shape requires more intricate installation procedures. Basic in-ground pool shapes will cost much less to install than a pool that is unique and custom. Installation costs will also accumulate if you live within a rocky area that takes much more time and effort to dig the foundation for the in-ground pool.
Accessories such as diving boards and swim up bars will add to the final cost of a swimming pool. Other costs that will be incurred include electrical work for the pump and lighting, patio and safety fencing. Pool accessories can cost between $5,000 and $15,000.
Depending on how intricate your in-ground swimming pool will be once it is installed and all the bells and whistles are in place, the cost could be expected to be anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000. There are some in-ground swimming pools that will cost less and there are some that will cost more. It is best to take your ideas and plans into a pool specialist and have them calculate the estimated cost for you.