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On average, how much do they cost?
Not too sure if there are different types.
But, if there are, can you please tell me the difference also.
What is better and are they that much different from an above ground.
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There are many different types of inground swimming pools.
Gunite pools (concrete) are probably the most expensive – these are the ones that you most often see in Pool magazines that have huge waterfalls, slides, etc with them. The contractor will come in and dig a hole, put down rebar and spray the gunite in.
Fiberglass pools come preformed – they get delivered to your house and placed in the hole that you have predug. They come in many shapes and sizes, but you pay extra for those choices.
Vinyl-lined pools are the cheapest (outside of aboveground poosl) and come in a few different options: steel, polymer (plastic) and wood. Steel allows the most customization and is fairly cheap, but it will eventually corrode. Polymer is slightly more expensive than steel (usually around $500), has less customization options (depends on the mold the manufacturer uses when making the panels) but will never corrode. This option will outlast us all. The third option is wood – they bend the wood into the correct shape and cover it with a liner. The most inexpensive, but not the best in terms of durability.
Gunite pools are tough on feet and may scratch you up pretty bad (due to the surface) and you must use caustic chemicals to clean them. Fiberglass pools must be resurfaced eventually. Vinyl liners wear out and must be replaced, but they usually last 8 to 10 years and only cost about $1000 to $1500 for a replacement. You can drop a new liner in with a couple of friends over the weekend.
We sell vinyl-lined polymer inground pool kits at DIY Pools – many handy homeowners will buy a kit from us, install part of it themselves and farm out the work that they can’t do (excavating, concrete, etc.)
Gunite can cost between 25k to 100k+
Fiberglass – don’t really know, but I think they are 30k+
Vinyl-lined pools – if you get a contractor to install, you’re looking at about 30k+, depending on size. If you are willing to do some of the work yourself, you can save 10k+ on the cost.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you (or anyone else) have questions!
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