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Cost Variations In Swimming Pools

Getting reputable bids from swimming pool contractors might seem like a daunting task. In reality, it is much easier than it seems. Here at California Pools, we highly recommend getting several designs and quotes in order to make a decision that is right for you and your family. Above all else, you want to choose a swimming pool builder with longevity, superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service. California Pools has been a leader in the swimming pool industry since 1952. While building beautifully designed swimming pools, we also build with superior standards and great pride in our workmanship and provide excellent customer service.

geometric pool with backyard patio

The price of swimming pools varies pretty drastically and not one swimming pool is the exact same. Some factors that play into the price variation are:

  • What kind of soil do you have? Is it rocky? Is it sandy? Will it take extra time to dig?
  • The cost of materials chosen. Is it a rare stone? An imported tile?
  •  The local cost of labor. In every city and every state, the cost of labor differs based on supply and demand.
  • Another factor includes the size and scope of your project. Is it a simple project to build? Are there added features that require more time and fees?
Fire pot and swimming pool

As you can see, the cost variations in swimming pools varies significantly based on numerous reasons. The most precise way to get a price estimate on a pool is to have a local representative come out and meet with you. At that appointment, it will be determined what type of backyard oasis you are wanting to build and how much your design will cost to build.

water feature (scuppers) for custom swimming pool

Some contractors may try to charge you hidden fees that they don’t mention when they write you an estimate.  It’s important to know what to look for in your next backyard swimming pool bid that may impact cost.  Here a few factors to consider:

1. Quality of materials

At first glance, you may think all tile and plaster materials do the same job.  However, varieties in style, color, and quality are nearly endless.  So, take your time when selecting materials for your swimming pool, spa, deck, and any other features you’re installing.  It is a good idea to do research on these materials independently as well.

2. Craftsmanship & Expertise

If you’re working with a skilled and experienced swimming pool contractor, keep in mind that you’re paying for more than just construction and labor. Pool builders are artisans in our industry and bring added value to the design and craft of your backyard.

3. Magnitude & Scope

When gearing up for your backyard dream, remember that bigger projects require more time to complete. More hands working on your project and longer construction times can both easily raise costs. But this also works in reverse, so if you are looking to minimize costs on your swimming pool installation, see what elements and features you could do without to save on expenses.

4. Warranties & Support

The warranties and customer service guaranteed to you in person or on paper are only good as long as the swimming pool contractor is in business. Even if the bid is higher, try to work with a swimming pool company who has substantial longevity.

geometric swimming pool and small spa

At California Pools, we value integrity, trust, accountability, and mutual respect, so we have no hidden agendas in our consultations. Having been in business for nearly 70 years, we can provide the same high-quality materials, superior craftsmanship, expert design, and unparalleled customer service that we have offered since the summer of 1952. Call your local office to schedule a free in-home consultation with California Pools. You’ll be so glad you did!