Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a swimming pool cost? - Back to list of FAQ's

I sometimes see advertisements promising pools at very low prices. Is it really possible to get an inground pool at these prices?

Most of these “fantastic deals” are nothing more than bait-and-switch to get you to call. Or they use low quality equipment and materials and cut corners on workmanship to achieve these low prices. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

When looking to build your inground pool, you need to ensure that you’re comparing apples to apples. All the estimates should include the same equipment, same volume of water and the same features and accessories. You don't want to be surprised by hidden costs when you purchase your pool. Most importantly, pay attention to who’s going to do the work! Your pool company should have their people on site supervising the construction process.

Remember that your new pool should be built to last the lifetime of your home.
Working with a reputable pool builder who guarantees their craftsmanship is the key. Blue Diamond Pools stands behind our work 100%. Our standards are above "industry standards," regardless of the price of your pool. With over a total of 27 years of combined experience and more than 5000 pools under our belt, we will make sure you understand what you are getting and build your pool to your exacting specifications.

Your Blue Diamond design consultant will help you determine a budget and secure financing that works for you. We will design your swimming pool to fit within the financial parameters you set, and we will give you quality and beauty you can depend on.

What is included in the initial expense of purchasing a pool?

A Blue Diamond design consultant will give you a good understanding of all costs associated with building and owning an in-ground pool. They will also help you understand how the cost will be affected by the materials, water features, equipment, and overall size of the pool area.

Standard pricing will also vary based on ease of access, demolition needs prior to building the pool and local permit costs. Much of the initial expense will be based on what is called the "hardscape". Hardscape is what is placed around the pool. The size and materials used in decks, patios, waterfalls, gazebos, planter walls and many other features can be simple or sensational. You have the greatest influence on the total budget based on the design of your hardscape.

Why do cost estimates vary when pools seem to be the same?

The cost of a pool is determined by more than the size and shape of the pool. A lot of builders will cut corners on various aspects of the pool. Compromising on workmanship, quality of materials, design, underground strength, ease of maintenance, warranties, and service are easy places to lower your price—while lowering the quality of your investment at the same time! Be sure to get as much information as possible about how the pool will be built and exactly what equipment is being recommended. Also remember that Blue Diamond never submits low estimates with the intent to increase prices during construction. Blue Diamond estimates incorporate the highest quality materials, craftsmanship, design, and customer service.

How much will my utility bill increase if I get a pool?

Blue Diamond’s average estimates show utility bills range between $20 - $40 per month, depending on what area of the county you live in. Check with your local Blue Diamond design consultant for more accurate figures.


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