An above ground pool can be installed pretty easily without seeking help from the experts. The process is quite time consuming but if one has all the equipment and right tools, they can do it by themselves. But then again, one can call a professional for the installation of the pool just to make sure that everything is perfect and their pool will last longer.
Above ground pools are available in different varieties of shape, size and etc. and so their cost also varies accordingly.
People mostly go for the 19’ in diameter above ground pool that costs at $13 per square foot. Now obviously if you add other features with the pool, this cost can go up to around $30 dollars per square foot. The features basically include vinyl covers, fence, material and labor cost.
The line cost of typical above ground swimming pool bought at $13 per square foot will be $3700 and the one bought at $30 per square foot will cost you around $8400.
The installation of the pool provides all the equipment, labor, transport, pool related material and a stylish finish to your backyard above ground swimming pool. The whole filter system and pumping is also included in this installation package.
Extra considerations and charges
– The above ground pools are mostly limited to circular, oval and rectangle shapes only.
– The oval shaped pools are comparatively cheap.
– Taxes and other fees should be kept in mind as well.
– Design of liners, filter system, pumps and thickness of the pool are a couple of things you need to consider as they can affect the price.
– The preparation of the ground for the pool that includes cleaning, getting rid of trees and bushes, clearing the land and etc. can cost around 1 to 1.5 dollars per square foot.
– You need to get an approval from the local legal consultants.
– In some states and countries, fences are a must and their height varies from state to state, some rules say that it should be at least 4.5’ to 5’. Child proof latches are perfect as safety rules should be followed as well.
– There are different options available for the fencing of the pools. There are removable fences available as well but that requires a robust pool cover too. And when you add a feature, it increases the cost.
– There are other accessories you need to buy as well that include the cleaning tools. There are different brushes, vacuum systems (automatic and manual), covers and the necessary chemicals like chlorine to keep the pool water clean. All these tools and items can cost from $300 to a couple of thousand dollars.
– People usually buy pool heaters as well which work very efficiently and give awesome swimming experiences even in the colder months.
– Chemicals are a must have for the pool owners, weather it is an above ground one or the in-ground one. Usually people need to spend around $70 to $90 a month on chemicals that include, chlorine, testing equipment and etc.