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Question DetailsAsked on 5/19/2016

How nuch does an 18' x 36' inground pool cost?

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Depends of course on your local costs (which relate largely to the amount of local competition/popularity of pools in your area and local labor costs), shape of course, interior finish (bare concrete or gunite, epoxied, tiled, etc), soil conditions to a small amount (unless hard bedrock which can drive the cost way up), groundwater conditions (which affect construction cost, pool holddowns to prevent flotation, and concrete reinforcing/thickness required if high water level), and what ancillary features you need or choose - cover, concrete or paver apron around it, security fencing, lighting, high diving boards, pool heating, amount of water treatment needed, etc.

But ROUGH ballpark - about $100/SF (SF of pool water surface area), down to about as low as $75/SF in very low cost areas and if using vinyl liner, gunite, or fiberglass insert (versus the stronger reinforced shotcrete or concrete). Typically for shotcrete/concrete $100/SF or more for complete installation, on up to $150-200/SF for fancy surroundings and fence, large surrounding paver or tiled apron, tiled pool interior (more than just the rim), fancy configuration, etc.

Pool and Spa and the Search the List category to select prospective contractors to give you bids.

Suggestion - couple of things to check out first - legal issues including required distance from property line, if even allowed in your area (not allowed in some drought areas), required fence height, water cost to fill the pool, water cost from evaporation with and without cover, annual maintenance costs, added cost to your property insurance for having a pool (some companies will drop you if you get a pool), etc.

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