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Old 09-26-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Question What's it cost to add an inground pool?

We're planning our retirement in the Dunedin/Tarpon Springs and are finding a number of houses that we like. However, some of the houses have swimming pools and others don't and we'd really like to have a pool.

So for comparison purposes we ask for your experiences about the cost of adding a pool to a property that doesn't have one.

Our ideal pool would be medium to large in size (not a splash pool and not a lap loop), inground of course, caged, nice decking/pavers, landscaped, with all the hardware (pump, filter, heater, etc.). Solar heated and salt water would be neat extras.

Any and all insight and inputs most appreciated.

Tom
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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You are probably looking at least around $40K. Buying a home that already has a pool is a much better financial decision. A pool that costs $40K will likely add $5K - $10K of value to your home. Of course, if you find the perfect house and want to build that picture perfect custom dream pool go for it.

Also, if you are planning on using it during the winter you will need more than Solar Heat.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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We're planning our retirement in the Dunedin/Tarpon Springs and are finding a number of houses that we like. However, some of the houses have swimming pools and others don't and we'd really like to have a pool.

So for comparison purposes we ask for your experiences about the cost of adding a pool to a property that doesn't have one.

Our ideal pool would be medium to large in size (not a splash pool and not a lap loop), inground of course, caged, nice decking/pavers, landscaped, with all the hardware (pump, filter, heater, etc.). Solar heated and salt water would be neat extras.

Any and all insight and inputs most appreciated.

Tom
Between $ 25000 and $ 45000 depending on what material, etc.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA
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Default pool

we built ours last year (see picture) 16x30,12' cage,floor cleaner ,travertine decking,heater 10 panel solar,salt system,remote control lights pump,waterfall,bubbler,spa,bubblers,56000.00What's it cost to add an inground pool?-pool-constuction-3-19-2011-001.jpg
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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It depends on the quality of the home. On a $50k house, a pool might be worth $5k extra. I guarantee that the addition of a pool to a high-end house is a lot more than $5k. That's because most buyers in that price range demand a pool.

Unless you can get some government agency to buy it for you, solar heat for the most part is a poor economic choice. A salt system is both cheaper and easier, and I'm not sure why a pool builder would NOT include one.

This topic was covered in an earlier post, with detailed financial numbers from my custom pool installation:

To buy a pool or not to buy a pool?

Feel free to follow up in this forum or a private message with more questions.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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Yes - 40K about average
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Thumbs up Thanks everyone

I really appreciate all your inputs. You've supplied the exact information I was looking for. Thanks to all.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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$24,362
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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So really, it's much more economical to purchase a home that already HAS a pool...
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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So really, it's much more economical to purchase a home that already HAS a pool...
Depends on the age of the pool the house might have...
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