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Old 02-28-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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Smile How much does it cost to build an inground swimming pool?

32x16 heated and inground.

any one?
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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There are so many factors - lined, concrete, fiberglass? How much patio are you looking for? How level is the lot? Is the yard already fenced? If it is, is it your fence or your neighbors because it has to be yours to qualify? Are there any drainage issues that might need to be addressed? and so on...

5 Years ago I priced a 12 x 24 lined pool on a level lot without a heater. Companies came in and told me it would be around $18K (notice I said they said "around") but in truth the more I learned the more I realized it was really going to be more like $30K. I decided to do something else with the money and last summer I had an above ground installed for around $4K total. It's not as pretty as an inground but we still enjoyed it.

Check out gardenweb.com They have all different forums and one is devoted to swimming pools.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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You're figures sound about right.. for 18K you'll have a pool, and a foot of concrete around it, but you're entire yard is jacked up. My buddy had one put in couple of years ago, and IIRC it wound up costing him around 35-40 grand, by the time he had all the landscaping/hardscaping done around the pool and his lawn re sodded and stuff.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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thanks HR and Bill your comments really helped me.

Heheh.. Per Feng shui, water brings money to owners they say -- this property has a lake few blocks away.
I fell in love with a 10 year old resale and the home price was listed 50k above the neighbors because of the pool I thought. I did not check it out personally but only pictures and I noticed that the home does have a large private yard (huge lot, regular) and it is fenced and has beautiful garden around it.

I will check that website out.

Mind me asking, How much does it cost to maintain one? I presume its seasonal overhead lasting once a year. What is the average life of the heater and pool before I have to spent fortunes making repairs? Do I need to get a certificate from municipal that its health certified?
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I think if you search you'll find that question has been asked here before. My above ground costs about $500 for opening/closing and chemicals for the the season. Then there is the electric used to for the pump and filter and if you are heating the pool that will cost additional.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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cool...i will have to make sure I add electricity and pumbling certification , if i buy it.

I wonder, if 100AMPS is sufficient or is there a separate line they tap in to as they do in AC? I have to talk to the inspector

I am not so worried about resale, the owner and his people enjoyed it, thats what matters..
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I think a decent 16x32 inground pool has to run $20,000-$30,000 with patios, lighting, etc. I'm sure you can do a cheapie for less than that but inground pools are a headache for resale. At least if you're going to put one in, it should look really nice and be an asset.

-Marc
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:45 AM
 
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Default inground pool 100x50

how much will it cost me
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I think a decent 16x32 inground pool has to run $20,000-$30,000 with patios, lighting, etc. I'm sure you can do a cheapie for less than that but inground pools are a headache for resale. At least if you're going to put one in, it should look really nice and be an asset.

-Marc
Very true. And whatever you buy now will most likely have to be replaced or repaired repeatedly. I've had a Sylvan for 17 years and I'm not sure I'd ever do it again. Every year the opening is an adventure to find something that is cracked or broken or needs to be replaced - lights, coping, cement walkways, etc. Don't even think of putting one in unless you are either well off and can afford to pay contractors to do the service, OR extremely handy and willing to put the time and effort in that it requires. We pretty much give up two full weekends a year for the opening and closing, tending to all of the related chores that owning a pool requires. No matter how much we spend in chemicals, we end up draining and powerwashing the pool every couple of years to completely remove the algae that builds up over time.

The fun wears off, and the maintenance is forever.

Rhys
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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how much will it cost me
Call some pool companies. Get estimates.
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