One of the most refreshing things to do on a hot Houston summer is to dive into your very own crystal-clear swimming pool. Many homeowners and buyers consider a pool an upscale amenity that will enhance their lives. TLC Outdoor Living has been helping residents around the Greater Houston area for a decade now by specializing in the planning, design, and installation of luxury swimming pools and other customized outdoor projects.
If you have been avoiding adding a pool to your yard for fear of expenses, feel free to reach out to us. We’re happy to provide you with an assessment and estimate so you can either begin your project right away or so you can begin implementing your plan to be able to begin the project in the future.
How much do you need for an inground pool?
Building an inground pool requires many considerations. We want to make sure you are fully prepared for the new addition to your home. The actual cost of building an in-ground pool will be determined by factors such as the style and materials you choose, the size of your pool and the time of year. (Choosing to begin your project during the off-season can often save you money.)
Factors that affect the costing of your in-ground pool:
When it comes to pools, size definitely matters. How big is your backyard? What size pool would you like to have? Do you want additional features outside of your pool such as a tanning area? A very basic in-ground pool with a size of 32’ x 16’ roughly costs around $20,000.00 and up. A smaller pool, with a 10’ x 20’ size could only cost you half of that. However, if you opt for an Olympic sized pool, which is substantially larger than a traditional backyard pool, the cost will be much more than that.
2. Type of pool
There are three types of in-ground pools. A fiberglass pool is less expensive than a concrete pool typically. Vinyl-lined pools are the least expensive option up front. However, they will require replacement if they are punctured.
If the location of the pool requires some construction and remodeling of your entire lawn or if the position of the house requires pool builders to use equipment to modify the area, the cost will increase accordingly.
Are you looking for a backyard oasis or basic refreshment? Available pool features include natural waterfall structures, an entertainment bar, grotto, slides and beach-like barbecue site at night. Naturally, the more ornate your pool is, the more it will cost.
The more intricate your design, the more features your pool has, as well as the condition of the ground in your area will affect the cost of installing the plumbing. This is not an area where you want to cut costs. It’s much more cost effective to do it right the first time rather than have to make repairs and corrections later.
Building permits and taxes are always part of the cost when doing renovations. Depending on where you live, permits and inspections could run you anywhere from $400 to over $1000. Your HOA might require permitting, as well. We can help guide you through that.
At TLC Outdoor Living, we help you assess the possible costs of bringing your pool dreams to reality. TLC Outdoor Living is known for its exemplary services and offers the finest custom in-ground pool construction in Houston, TX. Get in touch with us and experience fine living with TLC Outdoor Living!