Slipping into your own private oasis to enjoy cool water is an alluring idea for many homeowners, and with the ready availability of professional pool contractors, this dream can easily become a reality. The biggest question homeowners tend to have about in-ground pool installation is the costs involved. While you may be able to narrow down a specific cost for things like materials and the pool itself, there are factors that can affect the cost of your in-ground pool installation that do have to be taken into consideration. Here are a few of the biggest factors that could cause the price you pay for pool installation to be slightly higher.
Your pool installation may be more if you have a lot of landscaping.
Trees, shrubs, and even plants and flowers will all be things that will get in the way during pool installation. Tree roots may have to be removed from the ground and trees removed and shrubs may have to be relocated or excavated as well. All of this work will require a lot of time and effort, which will most likely mean a higher end cost. Additionally, if your planned pool area is surrounded by trees, it can make maneuvering excavation equipment more difficult.
You may pay more for pool installation if your ground is hard to excavate.
The geological makeup of ground changes from one place to the next and can even vary somewhat within the same neighborhood. Therefore, you can never fully rely on what a neighbor paid for in-ground pool installation. If the ground where the pool will be placed is especially difficult to maneuver and excavate because of a heavy density or a lot of rock, you will probably be paying more in the end for your new pool. Likewise, it can be more costly for the rock to be hauled off than the dirt.
Pool installation can be more costly if your property is not already level.
Pools can be installed by professionals like those at Contemporary Pools Inc just about anywhere with enough preparation and groundwork. For example, if you live on a property that is slightly sloped, an in-ground pool can be installed only after a substantial amount of work is performed to level out an area for the pool to be placed. Therefore, if you do not have a level area where a pool could logically be placed already, you should expect the installation process to be both more time-consuming and more expensive.