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Old 02-12-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Default Cost of Building a Swimming Pool???

Hi all new guy to this site.

I am looking into buying a new home in Vegas. Was just wondering what it would cost to build a swimming pool with landscaping, say something 5.5 ft' max depth and that looks like below.

http://www.wattersaquatech.com/photos/pool2.jpg

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Old 02-12-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Hi all new guy to this site.

I am looking into buying a new home in Vegas. Was just wondering what it would cost to build a swimming pool with landscaping, say something 5.5 ft' max depth and that looks like below.

Someplace between 75K and 100K. Bob Kovacs can probably get closer but in that range.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:50 AM
 
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Someplace between 75K and 100K. Bob Kovacs can probably get closer but in that range.
thanks. that much? wow.

I still want a deck but what if i take all the rocks away except for that one water fall? and say only keep 2 palm trees. would it be possible to take it down to 50k?
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That's a high end pool. Looks like PebbleTech?

On top of the price tag, you will also have to wait 3 to 6 months for construction. The cheapest new pool I could find was 30 to 40K.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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The pool and spa with the beach entry as shown and a Pebble-tec finish will likely run you in the low $40k's. A lot depends on the access into the yard- the narrow it is, the higher the cost (the smaller the excavator). Where you are in the valley also will determine how much caliche or rock gets hit during the excavation, and in some areas of the valley, the soil has a high gypsum content which requires a sprayed-foam liner prior to shotcrete to prevent settlement. The rock could add $2-$5k easily, and the foam would add another $3-4k.

Your rockwork as shown would probably add another $4-6k, and the waterfall would be around $5-7k. The landscaping as shown could easily be $25-30k (remember, we're not seeing the other 1/2 of the yard), as the trees are fairly large. Those large palms can run $2-3k each.

So, all said and done, your around $90k for that backyard.

Bob
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:57 AM
 
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The pool and spa with the beach entry as shown and a Pebble-tec finish will likely run you in the low $40k's. A lot depends on the access into the yard- the narrow it is, the higher the cost (the smaller the excavator). Where you are in the valley also will determine how much caliche or rock gets hit during the excavation, and in some areas of the valley, the soil has a high gypsum content which requires a sprayed-foam liner prior to shotcrete to prevent settlement. The rock could add $2-$5k easily, and the foam would add another $3-4k.

Your rockwork as shown would probably add another $4-6k, and the waterfall would be around $5-7k. The landscaping as shown could easily be $25-30k (remember, we're not seeing the other 1/2 of the yard), as the trees are fairly large. Those large palms can run $2-3k each.

So, all said and done, your around $90k for that backyard.

Bob

Thanks Bob! I really appreciate your post.

That is a very nice backyard but I don't know if I want to spend $90k for a backyard.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Im gonna guess about $8000 for the whole job. I see three palms, they would be like $200 each. The other plants would be from $5 to $50 each. Rocks are everywhere so youd basically only need to pay the costs to transport them to you. If they want too much, id drive out in the desert and take them myself where allowed. To dig a 5 feet pit would need a claw crane that scoops the dirt. Could take a couple days and cost a couple thousand. Then the cement would be another few thousand. Youd also need to pay for labor unless you do the work yourself. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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Im gonna guess about $8000 for the whole job. I see three palms, they would be like $200 each. The other plants would be from $5 to $50 each. Rocks are everywhere so youd basically only need to pay the costs to transport them to you. If they want too much, id drive out in the desert and take them myself where allowed. To dig a 5 feet pit would need a claw crane that scoops the dirt. Could take a couple days and cost a couple thousand. Then the cement would be another few thousand. Youd also need to pay for labor unless you do the work yourself. Hope this helps.
$8000? I only wish that were true.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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The pool and spa with the beach entry as shown and a Pebble-tec finish will likely run you in the low $40k's. A lot depends on the access into the yard- the narrow it is, the higher the cost (the smaller the excavator). Where you are in the valley also will determine how much caliche or rock gets hit during the excavation, and in some areas of the valley, the soil has a high gypsum content which requires a sprayed-foam liner prior to shotcrete to prevent settlement. The rock could add $2-$5k easily, and the foam would add another $3-4k.

Your rockwork as shown would probably add another $4-6k, and the waterfall would be around $5-7k. The landscaping as shown could easily be $25-30k (remember, we're not seeing the other 1/2 of the yard), as the trees are fairly large. Those large palms can run $2-3k each.

So, all said and done, your around $90k for that backyard.

Bob

Great post Bob, very informative.
I have a question do you have the same problem in LV as we do in Fla with the pool water getting to warm in the summer ??

One question EricCartmann

If you change your mind and decide to build that pool are we all invited to the opening pool party !!!!!
I could bring the DJ equipment
A friend built one that was very similar in texas and their final bill was close to $100k
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Great post Bob, very informative.
I have a question do you have the same problem in LV as we do in Fla with the pool water getting to warm in the summer ??
I don't think I've ever seen the water get "too warm"- it can get up around 80-85 degrees, but that's when it's 110 outside, so it's still "cool" by comparison.

You do have to be careful if you put a solar cover on the pool. These are the bubble-wrap looking things that are meant to extend the swimming season a few weeks at the beginning and end by trapping the sun's heat in the water and raising the temperature slightly. If you use one in the middle of the summer, you could get the water up to around 90. Of course, hottubs/spas are usually set at 100-102, so that's still not as warm as a spa.

Bob
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