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Old 07-14-2012, 11:04 AM  
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I am looking to install an inground pool in my backyard. I have been saving up for a long time and I'm ready to start the process. As far as the basic over view how much have you guys paid for something like this?



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Old 07-14-2012, 11:19 AM  
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It's like buying a car or guessing how long a string is. A better solution would be call some companies that install pools in your area and get quotes. Concrete/liner, size/shape, are you going with a salt water system, what about decking, access to back yard for excavation, trees in the area...I'm sure theres a lot I missed.



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Old 08-23-2012, 08:41 AM  
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I'll try to help a bit...so I was given this number by a few folks locally. $1,000 per ft. So a 20 ft long pool (assuming not 20 ft wide of course) would be roughly $20K.

Includes install, basic pump, 4ft of concrete around pool, NO COVER. Nothing fancy...just a basic install...and then of course it goes up from there. I've tested this with a few local companies, and all were close.

This is assuming a fiberglass pool.

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Owing a pool sounds great, i wish i had much space in the backyard....

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Sounds great until you figure out all the real cost to maintain one, and the liability involved.

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18x36x10' deep gunite pool ~50k

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Up here, when you sell a house with a pool you have to discount it so the pool can be removed.

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Same here nealtw. My friend just had his house up for sale for two years with a few nibbles and they all asked how much to get rid of the pool. He drained it and filled it in and planted grass and the house sold.

Not that a pool isn’t a great thing if you want one but resale could be hampered.

I have looked at the one piece fiberglass pools that they bring and set in the ground with a rig. I was told they are so smooth they don’t require as much chemicals to maintain. Can’t remember the cost comparison now though.

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its illegal to fill in pools in my city, you have to have them removed which is big money. unless it is an above ground



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