No matter what major purchase one is considering, cost is always at top of mind. When it comes to swimming pools, many variables can affect the total cost of your new pool. This can include installation, construction materials, and even factors such as permits, insurance, and repairs.
Above ground pools are a popular choice for those cost-conscious homeowners. Some homeowners don’t want to commit to a permanent structure or don’t intend to use the pool frequently.
On the other hand, an inground pool has the potential to provide you a better return on your investment. (We’ll get to that a bit later!)
As for associated costs between these two styles, here is a brief run-down of what to expect:
An inground pool can have a starting price tag of around $35,000. Because there are different types of inground pools (gunite, vinyl liner, and fiberglass), the associated costs can vary.
On the flip side, an above ground pool can start as low as $2,000. You may even get lucky and find one for under $2,000 at any of the popular big box stores.