Nothing says summer like a Saturday barbeque followed by a dip in the pool. But is this an achievable aspiration? In this article, we check out the costs involved in installing a swimming pool.
What size should my swimming pool be?
The general expectation is that a swimming pool should allow for at least 5sqm per user. For four users, this should be around 4.5m x 9m. Boundary lines are also an important consideration when thinking about size - consult your local landscaping specialist to ensure your pool is installed within council regulations.
How much do above-ground vinyl pools cost?
Generally the most affordable option, above-ground vinyl swimming pools can be purchased for around $10,000+. Many above-ground, short-term vinyl pools can be installed yourself. However, if you want a permanent above-ground or in-ground vinyl pool, professional installation will be required - specifically as concrete will likely need to be poured as a base.
How much do in-ground fibreglass pools cost?
In-ground fibreglass pool installations usually start from around $60,000+. While this may seem a large up-front cost, the ongoing maintenance of this type of pool is usually far more affordable than vinyl.
How much do concrete swimming pools cost?
If you are looking for a swimming pool material that allows for greater design and layout creativity, don’t look past concrete. Installation costs start from $70,000+, however, these pools are durable and long-lasting.
For a more detailed cost-estimate, see the NZ Swimming Pool Cost Estimate from Zones Landscaping.
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**Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovations specialist. All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated. Please note, these costs exclude groundwork.