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The Typical Costs of Building a Pool in 2022

May 9, 2022 / Written by: West Hills Masonry

May 9, 2022
Written by: West Hills Masonry

Inground pools are a great way to keep cool during the hot summer months and can help increase the value of your home. However, hiring pool contractors to install them can be quite costly, and many people are unsure where to begin calculating the costs.

Below, we'll look closely at how to estimate the cost of installing and building your new inground swimming pool so you can build the pool of your dreams.

What is the Average Cost of Installing an Inground Pool?

So, how much does it cost to hire a pool builder? An inground pool costs roughly $35,000 on average, with most homeowners spending between $28,000 and $55,000. Every year, the additional cost of pool ownership for basic maintenance, increased utilities, and repairs ranges from $2,500 to $5,000.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Building a Pool

The cost of building a pool is determined by several factors, which include:


In-ground pools typically cost between $50 and $125 per square foot. The size of the pool is the most important cost factor. The greater the size, the greater the project cost.


The cost of building a pool in your backyard will be affected by its location. Pool installation costs approximately 15% to 25% more in northern states.


Your materials will be one of the first determining factors to consider. The material you choose for your pool will influence the price you pay and how you maintain and use your pool for years to come. This is why it might be advisable to hire reputed construction firms and qualified home builders who can suggest the best materials for your pool. In addition, they can also guide you on how to maintain the look of the pool in a cost-effective way.

Landscaping Prices

Labor typically accounts for 25% to 50% of the total cost to build a pool. Labor costs vary depending on the type of pool installed. Inground pools have higher labor costs than above-ground pools, and fiberglass swimming pools or concrete pools are more expensive than vinyl pools.


A quality pool service would cost you somewhere between $500 and $4,000 per year. The price of yearly maintenance is affected by the size of the pool, the pool material you have a water heater, if yes, how much fuel it consumes, and whether you choose to install a nearby pool house or hot tub.


You will need to contact your local government agency and purchase permits before installing your swimming pool. Because of the amount of water involved and the construction required, you may also need permission from your neighbors to build the pool.

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As you can see, the cost of a swimming pool can vary greatly depending on the materials used and the number of professionals required to complete the task.

For most people, we recommend a fiberglass pool because it strikes a good balance between cost and durability. Before you get an estimate from an installation company, you should look around online for prices to get a sense of inground pool costs and expenses.

West Hills Masonry's team of landscaping experts can assist you in achieving the home landscaping you've always desired.

Our landscape architects and landscape contractors go above and beyond as a full-service hardscaping and landscaping company to ensure that your vision is realized and that your home looks better than ever.

To learn more about our pool installation services, you may email us at info@westhillsmasonry.com or contact us at 714-519-5009 at West Hills Masonry today!

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