Costs to Consider when Building a Swimming Pool

When you’ve contacted the pool builders and stared thinking about your swimming pool, one of the most important things to consider is the cost. You need to make sure that you have the budget for the pool of your dreams. You should also know what it takes to maintain your pool.

Here are some of the costs to consider while you plan for your pool:

Pool Installation

The most expensive part of paying for the pool is the actual installation. The cost will vary depending on the materials that are used to build your pool. On average, vinyl pool liners will cost around $18,000, fiberglass pool liners will cost around $20,000, and the concrete and gunite pools can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000. The cost of installation won’t only cover the liner or other materials; it also covers the costs of excavating the land, creating the pool wall, adding the gravel backfill, the plumbing, and more.


You can’t build a pool without considering the land directly around your pool. You’ll need to have the decking installed, which is typically done by the company which builds your pool. Then, you’ll need to have a fence put around the pool to protect small children from falling in and prevent animals from getting into your pool, too. Then, you can consider landscaping the area with flowers, bushes, and other plants. The price of all of these things will vary depending on the types that you choose.

Pool Accessories

Pool accessories can cost you several hundred or even several thousand dollars, depending on what you decide to buy. For starters, you’ll need to purchase pool pumps, ladders, filters, cleaning tools, and brushes. You should have a cover to place over your pool, especially during the winter. You can choose to add handrails, thermometers, lighting, and heaters, too.


In order to maintain your pool, you’re going to have to purchase chemicals to help keep your pool in great condition. For example, you’ll need to purchase chlorine and brome to help keep the pool clean. You’ll also need pH testing strips to help you determine what chemicals you’ll need to keep the water at the right levels. There are other chemicals that you can use to prepare your pool for winter, remove stains, and help with other issues in your pool.


When installing your pool, you may want to add features, such as a diving board or slide. You may want to add lounge chairs and umbrellas to enjoy around your pool. You could also purchase pool toys, such as diving sticks, inner tubes, beach balls, or other items that your household and your guests can use when playing in the pool.

When your budget is ready to create the pool of your dreams, you can contact the pool builders to discuss your vision for your pool. At Hilltop Pools and Spas, we offer financing options to help you pay for your pool. Give us a call to find out more about our specials and financing plans that can help you figure out how to pay for all of the costs associated with building a swimming pool at your home.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”