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7 Proven Ways to Save On Your In-Ground Pool Installation

7 Proven Ways to Save On Your In-Ground Pool Installation

So finally, it is happening! The plan, the design, your secret list of in-ground pool ideas, and all the required documents for your in-ground pool are ready just in time for summer, and soon you will have a stunning pool in our yard, ready to help blow off some steam whenever you need.

But we know that no matter how badly you want a pool, the cost of construction that is burning a hole in your pocket is bothering you.

So how would you like to know a few hacks using which you can save some costs on your pool without compromising quality? Well, that is exactly what we are going to discuss today. proven ways to save on the construction of your in-ground pool.

Let us get started!

1. Consider Multiple Bids

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The first step is basic yet very important. Do not just stick to that one construction company you were recommended by someone or came across online; consider multiple bidders and see who has the best to offer.

Sometimes, small-scale companies do the same work as a reputed company will do but at a much lesser cost. Consider all these factors and make you negotiate with the company before deciding upon a price.

2. Keep the Design Simple

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Let us say you are on a tight budget, but with summer rolling in, you desperately want a pool. In that case, another way to save is to keep the design simple. A plain rectangular pool costs much less than pools in a particular design or with lots of curves. Please keep it simple and small and in your yard because constructing a pool inside your house requires more hassle and work, increasing the price.

3. Keep the Materials Under Check

What kind of material does a pool need? Tiles? Stairs? Well, you can save a lot on these things if you choose to stick to the basic materials. You do not need an exotic set of tiles on the pool floor, and you do not need stairs to get into the water.

None of these things will have any impact on how well you can enjoy your swim. Factors like this matter only when you have a huge budget, but these things can take a back seat when on a tight budget. It is the pool and the water that will give you respite from the scorching heat, not the floor.

4. Extra Décor Items Can Wait

Extra Décor Items in Inground Pool

What can make a pool really fancy? A waterfall? An infinity-edge? Well, the list goes on, and it all depends on how creative you and your construction company can get, but what you must keep in mind is that the more décor items you add, the more your cost increases.

A waterfall or a small pool within your pool can wait; you can always add them later. But right now, what matters is to start with a basic pool in your current budget. There is no shame in upgrading to a better pool a couple of years later.

5. Learn to Maintain the Pool on Your Own

Pools are a luxurious addition to your property that needs a lot of care and maintenance, which again costs a bomb. On average, the monthly maintenance cost for a pool is somewhere around $130 to $300 if you take the help of a professional to get it done. However, you do not always need a professional.

There are certain things that you can learn on your own, just like pool maintenance. You will need to buy some equipment and take time out of your schedule to learn the process. The benefit of buying the equipment is that it is a one-time investment. Once you have bought it, you will not have to spend a huge amount every month.

6. Select the Location of The Pool Wisely

You might be surprised to know that the location of the pool on your property decides a huge part of the amount that you will be required to invest in the pool. For example, if your pool is closer to the house, then you will be saving a lot on your electricity and water bill because, in that case, the water from the source will not have to travel a big distance. Again, let us say you want a respite from the scorching heat, so a place to build your pool is under a covered patio (if you have one) 

7. Order at The Right Time

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Here is another trick to reduce the costs of your in-ground pool installation. You might only need the pool in summer, but that does not mean that you cannot get it constructed during the fall or winter.

During these two seasons, the demand for pool construction is less, and just how any business works, when the demand is less and business is down, the price of the supplies automatically go down. You can take advantage of this situation and order your pool to get a cheaper deal.

So, these were the top 7 ways in which you can save money on the construction of your pool. Remember, just like any other project, before you plunge into your pool installation plans, all that you need to do is take a step back and sketch out a plan first.

We hope this article was helpful and all your doubts were cleared, but if you have any further queries, feel free to reach out to us in the comment section below.

Dave Petty
Dave Petty earned his Master’s in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, focusing his 20-year career on inground pool construction and hydraulic systems. Since joining our website as a freelancer in 2020, Dave has provided insights into custom pool designs, construction techniques, and sustainability in pool maintenance. His background includes roles in architectural engineering and as a water feature designer. Beyond work, Dave is a mountain biking enthusiast and a volunteer in local water conservation projects.

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