If you dream of taking a dip in your own swimming pool in Los Angeles or a nearby city, such as Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Encino, Burbank, or Anaheim, let Calimingo Pools help you plan for the cost of building it. The cost of a swimming pool depends on many factors, including the size, shape, materials used, options, and which of the many Los Angeles pool contractors you choose to build it.
Ballpark Cost of Building a Swimming Pool
Regardless of various cost factors, a swimming pool costs between $50 to $125 per square foot to construct, not including the building permit, which varies in cost by municipality. Check with your municipality for this cost. The typical in-ground swimming pool costs between $28,000 to $55,000 to construct.
How Materials Influence the Cost
Concrete, fiberglass and vinyl comprise the three most common materials for swimming pools. Constructing a fiberglass pool costs the least, while concrete costs the most.
For example, the smallest swimming pool constructed of fiberglass costs $18,000, while the same size concrete pool costs $29,000. Fiberglass costs less annually to maintain but does not last as long. Vinyl falls about halfway in between. The smallest size pool using vinyl construction costs $25,000 with a maintenance cost of about $1,200 per year, but you must replace the pool liner every decade.
How Much Does Size Matter?
The size of the pool quickly changes the price, even if you only add a few feet in width or length. A 10 by 20 feet pool, the minimum size, costs the least, ranging from $18,200 to $26,000, depending on the materials used. Choosing a 15 by 30 feet pool significantly alters the cost with a range of $40,950 to $58,500. The largest size of swimming pool typically constructed, 30 by 50 feet, carries a cost range of $136,500 to $195,000.
Depth also influences the price of a swimming pool. A shallow pool of about 5.5 feet in depth costs less to build than a lap pool with an eight to 10 feet depth at one end. If you want to dive into the pool, it requires a depth of at least nine feet.
Upgrading the Basic Pool Design
Upgrading the basic pool design results in adding between $2,000 to $10,000 to the cost. The most common upgrades include pool covers, a wraparound deck, lighting, hot tubs, slides and waterfalls. Landscaping around the swimming pool and deck or patio furnishings add to this cost, too, but won’t come as part of the bid you obtain from Los Angeles pool contractors.
How to Determine What Pool Type You Need
The shape of your pool also influences the cost. Perhaps you want a swimming pool just for cooling off on a hot day, not for swimming laps. You might want a swimming pool that doubles as a reflecting pool.
Typically, pools come in rectangular, round, or kidney shapes. Los Angeles pool contractors tend to recommend oval shapes and irregularly shaped designs for luxury pools. A tropical pool uses an irregular shape and waterfalls to create a landscape integrating into the home’s natural environment.
Choosing the Right Los Angeles Pool Contractor
You have a plethora of choices for LA pool contractors, but not all contractors provide the level of care that Calimingo Pools does. They offer the widest range of services and designs, plus experience building in multiple locations in the greater Los Angeles area.