The cost to build a backyard pool can vary widely, depending on the materials you choose and the size of your pool.
The average cost to build a swimming pool is between $20,000 and $50,000. However, it can cost as little as $10,000 or as much as $100,000 or more depending on the size and features of your pool.
A 12×24-foot concrete swimming pool with no extras will cost about $10,000 to $15,000 in materials alone. For example, if you hire someone to install your concrete pool for you (including digging out the area), expect to pay about $20 per square foot for labor and materials ($5 per square foot for digging out dirt). If you build the above-ground structure yourself from scratch or purchase it already assembled online or at a home improvement store chain like Home Depot or Lowe’s (HD), expect to pay about $2 per square foot for materials only ($8 per square foot for digging out dirt yourself).
Cost to build a backyard pool
A backyard pool is a great addition to any home. It can be the perfect place for family fun and relaxation, as well as exercise. But before you jump in and start dreaming about your new swimming hole, there are some things you need to consider.
The first step to building a backyard pool is determining your budget. The cost of a swimming pool varies widely depending on its size, shape and features. Here are some other factors that will affect the cost:
Location: Where you live also affects how much it costs to build a swimming pool. For example, in Nevada, where water conservation laws are strict, it may cost less than $10,000 to build a small inground pool. But if you live in California or Arizona or another state with no such laws, expect to pay much more for a similar-sized yard feature.
Size: How big do you want your backyard swimming hole? Smaller pools are cheaper than larger ones because they require less material (concrete) and equipment (pumps). If you have enough space for an Olympic-sized pool or even one that’s half as big again (about 30 feet by 50 feet), expect to pay at least $50,000 for installation alone — not including landscaping
How much does a small inground pool cost?
Inground pools range in price from $12,000 to $25,000. The average price for an above-ground pool is $3,500.
Commercial swimming pool construction costs
The cost of a commercial swimming pool varies depending on its size and features. For example, a basic concrete pool with stainless steel coping costs about $10 per square foot. A lap pool with ceramic tiles and a water feature will cost about $17 per square foot.
How much does it cost to build a pool in California?
The average price of a new residential swimming pool in California is $35 per square foot. For example, if you want an above ground swimming pool that measures 20 feet by 40 feet and has no extra features, then the total cost will be between $7,000 and $9,000. If you want an above ground 20-foot by 40-foot rectangular shape like this one but add a spa and landscaping around it to make it look more attractive outside of the house then expect to pay at least another $5,000 for it all together which would bring the total up around $15k for the entire project