How Much Does a Swimming Pool Cost? (2023)

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?

Until recently, swimming pools were not really associated with gardens in the UK, mainly thanks to our poor weather and the high costs.

But an outdoor pool is actually pretty cheap when you compare it to the staggering cost of an indoor swimming pool!

An outdoor swimming pool is actually within the financial reach of many in the UK, with simple pools costing under £20,000, this is cheaper than many conservatory projects, and there are lots of options of cheap swimming pools for the garden!

However, a conservatory will likely add considerably to the value of your home when it comes to resale, whereas with a swimming pool, this is not always the case.

So, if you have the space and light, building a pool can be a valuable and useful extension to your dream home.

The average material cost of installing a garden pool will vary depending on what type of pool you decide to build.

Above the ground pools are cheapest as a standard kit can cost up to £3000.

Below-ground swimming pool material cost will depend on what type of tiles and the required piping system with material costs normally starting from around £10,000.

The more expensive insulated polyurethane panels and mosaic tiles can bring the materials costs up to around £25,000-£30,000 without installation costs.

Swimming Pool Prices

The lowest cost to have a pool professionally installed would be around £15,000, but this would be a small pool with a basic in-ground liner rather than attractive tiles.

A more attractive mosaic tiled concrete pool would cost a minimum of £25,000, but the average pool cost is somewhere in the region of £40,000.

In addition to the installation costs, you also need to consider the running costs.

Heating and treating a medium-sized pool in the UK, even in the summer, can cost around £5 per day.

Below are some estimated swimming pool installation costs of hiring a specialist to install a garden swimming pool:

SWIMMING POOL TYPECOSTDURATION
Above ground pool 12ft by 24ft£40001-2 weeks
Small pool with liner£20,0004-6 weeks
Medium concrete pool with mosaic tiles£30,0004-7 weeks
Large concrete pool with mosaic tiles£40,0006-8 weeks
Medium fibreglass pool£30,0001-2 weeks
Large fibreglass pool£45,0002-3 weeks
Medium overflow pool£25,0002-3 weeks
Large overflow pool£40,0003-4 weeks
Medium stainless-steel pool£40,0004-7 weeks
Large stainless-steel pool£60,0006-8 weeks

Table of Contents

  1. How much does it cost to build a swimming pool in the UK?
    • Swimming pool prices
    • Additional costs
  2. Labour costs and time frames
  3. Cost affecting factors of building a swimming pool
  4. What does building a garden swimming pool entail?
  5. DIY swimming pool building
  6. Swimming pool options
    • Concrete swimming pool costs
    • Fibreglass swimming pool costs
    • Overflow swimming pool costs
    • Stainless steel swimming pool costs
    • Blokit swimming pool costs
  7. Swimming pool maintenance costs
  8. Alternatives to a garden swimming pool
  9. Swimming pool regulations
  10. Cost of removing a swimming pool
  11. FAQs
  12. Sources

Additional Costs

Installing a swimming pool is a large-scale job for most gardens, so whilst undertaking this work, it may be worth looking into what else you can complete in your garden.

If you don't fancy the entrance and exit of your pool being welcome to grass, then it may be worth looking to install a patio for around £1800 or to install decking for around £1600.

You'll want your garden looking in top condition if you're hosting pool parties, it may be a perfect time to hire a regular gardener to take care of garden maintenance for up to £200 per day.

This can also include garden features to add a lovely decorative touch to your space; you can purchase an outdoor patio heater which will cost between £30-£40 per week to run, or spend some money on general garden decor which can add another £200-£300 onto your prices.

Cost Breakdown Calculator

Individual costs of a mid-range, underground swimming pool - Total Cost: £25,000

40%

Materials
£10,000

55%

Trademen
£13,750

5%

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Waste Material
£1,250

Labour Costs and Time Frames

The average swimming pool specialist will usually charge around £200 per day, although to construct a swimming pool a team of up to 4 tradesmen may be required. A standard above ground swimming pool is expected to take around 1 week to complete.

In contrast, a below ground swimming pool may take up to 4 or 5 weeks depending on the size and the complexity of the preparation work, i.e. if a tree needs removing.

Labour costs will reach a considerably high price if you're choosing a large concrete or stainless-steel pool with a variety of finishes as this will take much longer to complete and acquire more workers.

Cost Affecting Factors of Building a Swimming Pool

Although we've estimated an average garden swimming pool price, there are many different factors that can add or lessen these costs.

Below are several things which may or may not affect your costs when installing a swimming pool.

Above Ground

If you're looking for a simple pool on a limited budget, an above-ground pool is by far the cheapest solution, and they are also the easiest to remove when it comes to selling the property.

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You can purchase a 12ft by 24ft above ground pool kit for under £3,000, and it is well within the scope of the average DIY enthusiast to put this up. Of course, when most people think of a swimming pool, they imagine a beautifully tiled pool set in the ground, not an above-ground oversized paddling pool!

However, aesthetics aside, above ground pools can provide most of the fun for a fraction of the price.

Underground

The traditional swimming pool is the in-ground type seen in luxury villas all around the world that allows you to plunge straight into the inviting waters.

Today there are many innovative and modern designs for gorgeous pools of all sizes, and you can even specify a hardcover to maximise your outside space when the pool is not in use.

In-ground swimming pools are of course much more expensive thanks mainly to the excavation costs.

This type of outdoor pool is also not suitable for the average DIY enthusiast either, so, even though kits are available for under £10,000, the installation costs will be high.

Type of Pool

There are several different types of swimming pools to choose from, which can alter costs drastically.

The specific types and advantages are listed below, but these include concrete, fibreglass, overflow, stainless steel, and blokit.

Prices can start at around £25,000, ranging to £70,000 depending on which swimming pool you choose.

Size

It may seem obvious, but yes, size is an extremely important factor when building a concrete garden swimming pool, and a larger pool can hike up your prices to about an extra £10,000.

A small garden pool can start off around the £20,000 price range, increasing by around an extra £15,000 for a medium pool, and a whopping extra £40,000 for a large pool.

Below is a table of other cost affecting factors that will alter the prices for swimming pool installation.

COST AFFECTING FACTORAVG. COST
Hiring an excavator/digger£450 per week
Supply costs minus materials£900
Paving bricks and slabs£200
Decking/patio installation£1600
Winter cover£350

What Does Building a Garden Swimming Pool Entail?

There are four main ways of building a swimming pool. The most common method by far is the traditional block and liner technique, which uses masonry blocks and a waterproof vinyl liner.

You can also use a gunite shell made up of a steel mesh frame onto which shotcrete or gunite is sprayed, a polymer or fibreglass preformed shell or polyurethane panels. Each will add to the cost of building a swimming pool.

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The traditional block and liner technique are the cheapest method but also the one most prone to failure due to cracking and liner failure.

The more expensive pool types with insulated polyurethane panels make a huge difference to the running costs of your pool, so are cheaper to run.

Below is a general guide of how a tradesman will install a garden swimming pool.

  • Planning the site and marking out the excavation area
  • Using the excavator to dig out the hole
  • Bottom channel gets placed down as well as panels and frames
  • Steps attached to the wall are installed and locked
  • Bottom of the pool gets screeded
  • The back of the pool panels are backfilled
  • The above-ground surrounding areas are built
  • Floor covering is set
  • Liner is placed, locked and creases are smoothed out
  • The pool is then filled with water, and the surrounding decking/decoration is installed

DIY Swimming Pool Building

It may seem pretty straightforward to simply dig a big hole, install a plastic liner then fill with water.

But there are countless horror stories on DIY forums from those who attempt this without the necessary building skills and experience.

Attempting to build a swimming pool without the right skills and experience can easily end up costing more in the long run than hiring a professional crew in the first place!

So, even though the labour costs will form a substantial part of the overall cost, get a professional contractor in to do the job right the first time!

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For peace of mind, choose professionals that are registered members of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association, so you'll get a warranty and be financially protected in case your chosen contractor does not complete the project.

The installation process for a DIY installation job is the same as detailed above.

DIY swimming pool kits/packages are a popular choice for experienced DIY experts as they come with all the essentials needed, such as polymer panels, shell equipment, steel reinforcing bars, piping, filters, ladder, liner, liner corners and lock, maintenance kit and pool chemicals.

Below is a table of the average costs of a standard pool kit for different size swimming pools.

TYPE OF POOL KITAVG. COST
10ft x 20ft pool kit£7,500
12ft x 24ft pool kit£8,200
14ft x 28ft pool kit£9,000
16ft x 32 ft pool kit£11,000
20ft x 40ft pool kit£13,500
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Swimming Pool Options

There are a few choices when it comes to installing a garden swimming pool:

Concrete Swimming Pool Costs

A concrete swimming pool is a great option for anyone with a design eye who wants to customise their pool and can be placed anywhere within your garden.

Design possibilities can range from the length, height, shape, depth, entry and exit ways, and placement near the home.

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Concrete pools can also be finished in a variety of styles such as ceramic tiling, quartz, vinyl lining, pebbles, or mosaic tiles.

A typical concrete swimming pool can cost between £25,000-£30,000 and take several weeks to install.

Fibreglass Swimming Pool Costs

A fibreglass swimming pool is extremely easy to install and is the best option for garden areas which are harder to access.

They're durable, which makes them long-lasting and reliable, they can also take between one to two weeks to install, as the majority of the work is done prior to delivery.

There may be an opportunity to add water features or build in a spa pool with fibreglass.

A typical fibreglass swimming pool can cost between £30,000-£45,000.

Overflow Swimming Pool Costs

An overflow swimming pool is a popular choice and is also referred to as a deck level pool.

This where the whole perimeter is encircled by an overflow channel where the water line is level with the pool's edges.

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These are a common choice in public swimming pools as the water flows freely into the channel before being pushed into the filtrations system and pumped back into the pool.

A typical overflow swimming pool can cost between £25,000-£40,000 and can take 2-3 weeks to install.

Stainless Steel Swimming Pool Costs

A stainless-steel swimming pool is thoroughly sealed and watertight, making sure that there are absolutely no cracks or punctures to avoid losing water.

Stainless steel swimming pools are incredibly low maintenance and are protected for general wear and tear, including UV rays, weather conditions, water damage, and vandalism.

A typical stainless-steel swimming pool can cost between £35,000-£60,000.

Blokit Swimming Pool Costs

A blokit pool system is a cheaper alternative to a standard garden swimming pool.

It uses polystyrene blocks stocked with reinforced concrete.

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It provides thermal insulation for the pool once the concrete has been poured through the blokit units and can be assembled quickly whilst offering plenty of design opportunities. A typical blokit swimming pool can cost between £20,000-£25,000.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Costs

Most swimming pools use chlorine which breaks down over time so must be continually checked and topped up for safety reasons, as well as pH levels.

In hot weather, it should be checked several times per week, but there are automatic dosing systems which cut down on maintenance and all tasks are completely routine and do not require a specialist.

There are even mobile apps now that will help you monitor the pool pH and temperature levels.

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If you don't like chlorine pools, then you can install an alternative salt or pool purification system.

There are three main different types of pool filters, including sand filter, cartridge filter, and diatomaceous earth filters (DE).

Which one you choose will depend on the type of swimming pool you have and can typically cost between £50-£150.

Alternatives to a Garden Swimming Pool

Planning permission is not normally required unless you live in a listed building, where you would need to apply for consent, which would cost around £206.

A garden swimming pool may not be the best option for your household or location.

However, there are other opportunities for you to enjoy a water feature either inside or outside of your home if you cannot afford the cost of swimming pool.

Indoor Pool Cost

Indoor pools are a more popular choice in the UK where weather conditions are far more unpredictable.

However, they tend to come at a higher cost because of added heating and ventilation costs.

As with garden pools, indoor pools come in all shapes and sizes, and indoor swimming pool costs can range from around £60,000-£140,000.

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When budgeting down your costs, the building itself is a very important cost; if you already have a large space ready for a pool to be installed, then you'll save on money.

However, if you're also building an extension, this can add another £30,000 to project costs.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you can install an indoor/outdoor convertible pool cover which can cost £15,000-£25,000.

Lay Z Spa Cost

Lay Z Spa is a good alternative if you're after a more relaxing option as opposed to a competitive swimming unit.

It is also the most popular choice for hot tubs due to its reliability, quality and choice range.

Different types of Lay Z Spas include Lay Z Spa Paris for £599, Lay Z Spa Vegas for £499, Lay Z Spa Miami for £399, Lay Z Spa Palm Springs £399, and the Lazy Spa Monaco for £699.

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Once any of these options are set up, they will cost between £10-£40 to run per month.

These costs can be reduced by making sure the spa is well-maintained, keeping the hottub at a warm heat, and providing a good quality and well-insulated cover.

You'll also have to take into account the placement of your hot tub, and if it needs decking, you can install a patio for around £1800, or install decking for around £1600.

Swimming Pool Regulations

Outdoor swimming pools generally do not need planning permission before building work takes place.

However, if your building or house is considered a listed building or belongs within a conservation area, then you will need permission for any changes to the property.

If you're unsure on this, then you can check with your local council or authority before planning your job.

If you're looking to install an indoor swimming pool, then it is more than likely you'll require planning permission and building control applications.

There are regulations that an outdoor swimming pool will have to adhere to.

This means making sure that your pool is not considered an indoor swimming pool, to do this you'll have to ensure the pool is unenclosed and have no heated air surrounding the area.

Any fixed structure which encloses the pool will automatically turn it into an indoor pool which will require building regulations such as insulation and ventilation.

Cost of Removing a Swimming Pool

People may want to remove their swimming pool for many reasons including lack of usage, amplified remodelling costs, want more space, high maintenance costs or safety hazards as they can be difficult to fix.

It can cost up to £10,000 to remove an outdoor swimming pool including the costs of complete demolition and filling in the ground.

You can either hire a contractor or take on the large task of DIY removal to reduce the costs, this job is possible for an advanced DIYer but can be very dangerous if done incorrectly.

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Removing a garden swimming pool, yourself will require you to hire and operate an excavator, and possible a skid steer as well.

Below is a general step by step guide on how to remove an outdoor swimming pool yourself with the correct machinery and equipment.

Hiring & Ordering Materials

You'll have to hire an excavator which has rubber tracks and a blade.

A 5-ton mini-digger can typically cost between £50-£100 per day, and £350-£450 for a week.

A top tip to keep costs low is to ensure you have all your materials before hiring an excavator as delay in delivery will cause you to waste money on your digger per day.

To make sure you have the right type and amount of filling material, you should figure out your pool's cubic yard volume.

You can do this by measuring the width, length and depth of the pool in ft, multiply them together and divide them by 27 - this will amount to the complete yardage of the pool.

When ordering your material, an average dirt filling can cost between £5-£8 per cubic yard.

Preparation

Prior to excavation, the bottom base of the pool should be broken or torn apart to make sure it's drained sufficiently; you can do this with the excavator's bucket or rent a jackhammer/concrete break for around £40 per day.

If you don't have either of these machines, you can drill several holes into the bottom of a concrete pool.

Excavate Pool

Once the pool has been thoroughly drained, you can operate the excavator and use the bucket to tear out each side of the pool and ensure that the sides,liner and materials are not embedded into the ground as they will need to be transported to a removal site.

Using an excavator should only be carried out by an experienced professional as it's easy for injuries to occur, including the machine falling into the ground.

Filling

Once the pool's ground and walls have been successfully removed, you'll need to start filling in the empty ground.

If you've hired an excavator for removing the walls, you can take advantage of the machine's blade which can move your dirt/filling into the hole.

If this isn't possible, then you may need to hire a skid steer for around £50-£80 per hour. It's wise to push the soil together as tightly as possible to alleviate possible dirt settling.

Finishing and Planting

As the filling nears the top of the ground, you should drive the machine over the area so you can make sure the soil is tight and firm.

When there's a foot left between the filling and the top of the ground, it's time to add the topsoil to ensure grass will grow.

Once the topsoil has been placed, you can finish up by adding grass seed, fertiliser and chopped hay.

This is a very brief outline of what it takes to remove a garden swimming pool yourself.

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You should not take on this task if you have no previous experience or help from a professional.

FAQs

What is a comfortable temperature for a swimming pool?

Various bacteria and algae tend to flourish in warm water which is not ideal for swimming conditions within a garden pool garden swimming pool. A UK recreational swimming pool typically runs between 27°C to 30°C.

How much does a swimming pool cost to run?

To ensure your pool is heated efficiently, you can install an air source heat pump for around £9000 which will usually cost around £5 per day to run; this is a typical price for swimming pool cost UK.

How much space do you need for a garden swimming pool?

This will completely depend on your specific situation and garden space. However, the most popular size for a swimming pool is 30ft x 15ft (9.2m x 4.5m). You'll also need to take into consideration the area surrounding the pool and whether you want to add any furniture or decorative features.

Do I need planning permission for a garden swimming pool?

Outdoor swimming pools don't need planning permission unless the house is in a conservation area or is a listed building. Indoor pools, however, generally do need permission. In any case, always check with the local authority before commencing any building project.

How do I heat the water in the pool?

Swimming pools require a significant amount of heating to keep them warm; even the best UK summer weather will leave the water too cold for most to endure!
Pool heaters are essentially just like the boilers in your home and can run off the same fuel (oil, electricity or gas). The problem with pools is the lack of insulation; they need continual heating to maintain a comfortable temperature as the heat is rapidly lost to the atmosphere.

Budget for around £3 to £4 per day just for heating when in use. You can reduce the costs somewhat by using a solar and debris blanket to cover the pool and minimise losses or invest in some form of renewable energy system using a heat exchanger to heat the water (for example ground-source and air-source heat pumps or solar heating).

What size of pool can I have?

Swimming pools come in a variety of sizes with the smallest usually around 6m x 3m, but the most common small size pool in the UK is probably 10m x 5m or 12m x 6m. You can, of course, have a bespoke size pool if you wish, but this will cost a lot more than simply buying "off the shelf".

When choosing a size remember to allow extra space around the pool, a minimum of around 2m, plus space for a plant and filtration kit (which can be hidden in a small garden shed).

What is the maintenance like with an outdoor swimming pool?

Outdoor weather conditions add a risk of airborne dirt, debris, and rubbish landing into the pool. To help with this, the majority of pools are provided with a maintenance kit which can help with this.

You can also purchase a filter which will help keep the pool clean.

How to Find & Hire a Swimming Pool Installer

Installing a swimming pool is a rather costly job, so you want to make sure you have the best person for the job as you want to get the most for your money and protect your home.

Speak to several different contractors for quotes so you can compare prices and get the right fit for your specific job.

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You should make sure that your contractor:

  • Is a registered member of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association
  • Has experience in this type of job (with proof)
  • Will offer prior referrals and customer experiences with pictures
  • Is licensed and insured
  • Visits your site before any quotes are agreed in
  • Ask what their prices include (skip hire, decking, excavation, water fill)

Sources

https://www.compass-pools.co.uk/learning-centre/faqs/how-much-does-it-cost-to-build-a-swimming-pool/
https://www.grilloservices.com/grillo-blog/an-easy-cost-effective-way-to-fill-in-your-old-swimming-pool/

FAQs

How much does a swimming pool cost in UK? ›

The average cost of building a swimming pool in a garden ranges from about £1000-£3000 for a small, cheap, above-ground swimming pool installation. Usually, they're even cheaper if you don't mind a DIY version. In comparison, for a medium-sized in-ground swimming pool installation, a DIY kit starts at around £5000.

How much is a pool? ›

Inground pool costs differ depending on the pool's material as well as its shape and size. The total cost of an inground pool ranges from $28,000 to $55,000, or about $50 to $125 per square foot.
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Inground Pool Cost Estimator.
Type of CostAmount
Average Cost$35,000
Highest Cost$55,000
Lowest Cost$28,000
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Is it worth having a swimming pool? ›

A pool can increase not only your social worth but also the value of your home. However, the increase is probably not as much as you think. According to HouseLogic, there's no real guarantee that you'll make your money back. In fact, adding a swimming pool may only increase your home's value by 7%.

How much does an indoor pool cost UK? ›

Indoor swimming pool costs

An indoor pool will cost between £60,000 – £175,000 to construct. The average cost to build an indoor swimming pool is £115,000.

What is a good size swimming pool? ›

Six to eight people will comfortably share an 18-foot by 36-foot pool. This pool size is spacious for larger groups with enough room for games. Five or fewer people would fit a 16-foot by 32-foot pool. This pool size allows for swimming and casual use.

How long does it take to build swimming pool? ›

Total Time to Build a Pool: 8 to 12 Weeks on Average

After designing, acquiring permits, excavating, installing the shell or gunite, and finishing with a deck or patio, you can finally enjoy your backyard oasis!

How much is a pool table? ›

Let us help you answer the question of "How Much Does a Pool Table Cost?" The Average Pool Table costs around $3500 however, the costs can vary. A Toy Table (and other semi-permanent types) start at around $500, but a fully customized Billiards Table can reach $20,000.

Do pools increase home value? ›

The experts are a split on how much a pool can contribute to a home's value. One HouseLogic study suggests an increase of 7 percent, at most, under ideal conditions, while HGTV reports that the average in-ground pool can up your property's value by 5 to 8 percent.

How much should I spend on a pool? ›

The average cost to install an inground pool is $35,000 with most homeowners spending between $28,000 and $55,000. The additional cost of pool ownership for basic maintenance, increased utilities, and repairs add $2,500 to $5,000 every year.

Why do people buy pools? ›

With your own pool, you have the freedom to enjoy your pool any day, any time. Say that it's a Thursday evening and you want to swim laps, but your community pool is shut down for swimming lessons, a water aerobics class or it's just plain crowded. With your own pool, you can do what you want, whenever you want!

Why having a pool is good? ›

PROS: Swimming pools are a great way to get exercise for adults and children. The added benefit of no impact exercising on the body is a plus over impact filled activities. Kids and adults alike, enjoy playing and relaxing around a pool.

How long is a standard swimming pool UK? ›

These days, swimming competitions in England are held in either 25m or 50m pools and are referred to as short course (25m) and long course (50m) competitions.

Does a swimming pool add value to a house UK? ›

Swimming pools

Surprising as it may seem, in the UK swimming pools add very little to a property and may even deduct from its value. In this country, it's unlikely that you'll be able to use an outdoor swimming pool for a significant amount of the year, but they still require a lot of maintenance that can be costly.

What is the most popular pool size? ›

The most common pool size and shape is a 16 by 32-foot rectangle. That's the minimum size you need for an 8-foot deep end. That gives you 8 feet of the shallow end. Bump up to a 16 by 40-foot pool, and you double your shallow end to 16 feet.

What size pool do I need for a family of 5? ›

For a family of 1-2 people, we recommend a minimum pool size of 14 x 25ft. For a family of 3-5 people, we recommend a minimum pool size of 16 x 32ft. For a family of 6-8 people, we recommend a minimum pool size of 18 x 36ft.

What size pool is too small? ›

Any swimming pool smaller than 12 by 14 feet will probably be too small for swimming, playing, and exercising. Some tiny pools are made specifically for relaxing and cooling off in the summer, but you won't get the traditional inground pool experience with anything smaller than 12x14 (or 400 square feet).

What is the average pool size? ›

For a lap pool, the average size is about 10 feet wide and 50 feet long, which is pretty large. However, the average size for a smaller in-ground pool can range from 10 feet by 20 feet, and a larger pool is about 20 feet by 40 feet.

How long do inground pools last? ›

Pools with vinyl liners will last more than 20 years, as long as you replace your liner every 6-12 years. Concrete pools have exceptional longevity, but you need to resurface the concrete every 10 years or so. Fiberglass pools have the longest lifespans of any in-ground pool, often easily surpassing 30 years.

Can you put a pool on concrete? ›

Many wonder though if above ground pools are exclusively used over grass, sand, or soil only and if installing it over concrete is impossible (for fear of it getting punctured). The good news is, yes, you can install your above ground pool on concrete if a sand or soil base is not possible.

What can I use as a pool? ›

People have made temporary pools from beer crates, dumpsters, truck beds, bricks, cardboard and giant tires. Keep in mind that any pool without a filter will become stagnant and can quickly attract mosquitos and other pests, so these alternative pools are best used for a weekend then drained.

How do u swim? ›

Learn To Swim | Swimming Confidence For Beginners - YouTube

Can I make my own pool? ›

Can You Build Your Own DIY Pool? The short answer to this question is yes. If you wanted to, you could dig a big hole in your backyard and, with a little effort, turn it into a swimming pool. So instead of asking this question, you need to ask yourself a different question instead.

How many balls are in pool? ›

Pool is played on a pocket billiard table with one white cue ball and 15 numbered object balls. It can be played by two individuals, pairs or teams. Points are scored for pocketing designated balls in designated pockets.

How do you hold a pool stick? ›

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How much is a round of pool? ›

Above Ground Pool Prices Installed
SizePoolInstallation
12' Round$1,100$750
18' Round$1,500$950
24' Round$1,800$1,200
30' Round$2,400$1,800
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Are houses with pools harder to sell? ›

It won't be easy since a swimming pool can actually make your home harder to sell. Many buyers consider it a liability rather than a luxury. Under the right circumstances, however, a pool could boost your home's value by as much as 7%, Houselogic estimates.

What add the most value to a home? ›

What Home Improvements Add the Most Value?
  1. Kitchen Improvements. If adding value to your home is the goal, the kitchen is likely the place to start. ...
  2. Bathrooms Improvements. Updated bathrooms are key for adding value to your home. ...
  3. Lighting Improvements. ...
  4. Energy Efficiency Improvements. ...
  5. Curb Appeal Improvements.
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What is the cheapest price for an inground pool? ›

Most affordable inground pools – Vinyl Pools

Generally, vinyl liner pools have the lowest initial costs. Thus, you will spend the least amount of money purchasing a vinyl liner pool. On average, vinyl liner pools cost $35,000 to $65,000 to install. Homeowners can customize this pool into various shapes and designs.

Why are swimming pools so expensive? ›

Why is having a new pool installed so expensive anyway? The answer, quite simply, is that it is an appreciably large construction project with many different stages, expensive components, utility provisions such as gas, electrical and plumbing being needed.

How hard is it to take care of a pool? ›

So, how difficult is it to maintain a swimming pool properly? While it's definitely doable, and a lot of people even enjoy it, it can become a chore. You have to stay on top of things like water chemistry, filtration, cleaning, water circulation, and more. It can be a lot to handle if you're a busy person.

Do pools attract mosquitoes? ›

A clean pool isn't inviting mosquitoes. However if they're not properly maintained, swimming pools can quickly become mosquito breeding sites, creating a nuisance for both yourself and your neighbors.

What are 5 benefits of swimming? ›

Swimming has many other benefits including:
  • being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise.
  • alleviating stress.
  • improving coordination, balance and posture.
  • improving flexibility.
  • providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions.
  • providing a pleasant way to cool down on a hot day.

What are the 10 benefits of swimming? ›

10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming
  • Swimming Improves Social Well Being. ...
  • Swimming Teaches Goal Orientation. ...
  • Kids Who Swim Become Active Adults. ...
  • Swimming Makes You Smarter. ...
  • Swimming Teaches Team-Building Skills. ...
  • Swimming Burns More Calories than Jogging. ...
  • Swimming Slows Down Aging. ...
  • Swimming is Good for Asthma.

What happens if you swim 3 times a week? ›

Just 30 minutes of swimming three times per week can boost your energy levels through increased metabolic rate. Exercising without the sweat. If sweating puts you off other forms of exercise, fear not!

Is a 6m pool too small? ›

An average small pool has dimensions of approximately 6m x 3m, although sizes can vary greatly. Lengths can range from as little as 2.8 metres to up to 7 metres. Small pools tend to be built into the ground of your property, just like their larger versions.

Is swimming good to lose weight? ›

Swimming can absolutely help you lose weight, as it'll increase your heart rate and tone muscles,” says Gagne. Swimming truly is a full-body workout, and each stroke uses the muscles in different ways. You're constantly using your core to stay up in the water, so it incorporates arms, legs, and core equally.

What is the smallest pool you can swim in? ›

Most of the smallest in-ground pools across all pool types, on average, are around 12' by 24', 10' by 15', or even a 10' x 10' Spool/Cocktail pool!

Do I need planning permission for a swimming pool in England? ›

Planning permission is not usually required to install an outdoor domestic swimming pool as a pool is often considered as a garden project.

How many UK homes have a swimming pool? ›

Appropriately 250,000 homes in the UK have private swimming pools and almost 2,500 pools are installed annually.

What home improvements add the least value? ›

10 Home Improvement Projects That Lose Money on Resale
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  2. Going Big in the Bathroom. ...
  3. Installing a Sunroom Addition. ...
  4. Building Spaces for Your Hobbies. ...
  5. Designing the Perfect Kitchen. ...
  6. Replacing the Carpeting. ...
  7. Expanding or Adding to a Garage. ...
  8. Installing High-End Landscaping.
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How can I keep my pool warm at night? ›

Solar heaters and pump heaters are economical and effective ways to heat your pool water.
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How to Reduce Pool Heating Cost
  1. Use a Liquid Solar Cover to Reduce Pool Heating Cost: ...
  2. Solar Blanket: ...
  3. Solar Sun Rings: ...
  4. Install Wind Blocks: ...
  5. Install a Pool Cover:
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Do black garbage bags warm up a pool? ›

Float Some Black Trash Bags

One way of putting this concept into practice is to float large black trash bags (yes, trash bags) in your pool. The bags will absorb heat and transfer it to the pool water, warming it up, while also serving as a barrier that prevents warm water at the surface of the pool from evaporating.

How do you warm up a pool? ›

The fastest way to heat your pool is to use a gas pool heater and a solar cover. It's like heating up your coffee in the microwave and putting a lid on it. No matter how you plan to heat your pool, you should at least have a solar cover (or liquid solar cover) to help you retain the heat.

Does a swimming pool add value to a house UK? ›

Swimming pools

Surprising as it may seem, in the UK swimming pools add very little to a property and may even deduct from its value. In this country, it's unlikely that you'll be able to use an outdoor swimming pool for a significant amount of the year, but they still require a lot of maintenance that can be costly.

Do you need planning permission for a swimming pool UK? ›

Planning permission is not usually required to install an outdoor domestic swimming pool as a pool is often considered as a garden project.

Do swimming pools devalue your home? ›

How much value does a pool add to a home? The experts are a split on how much a pool can contribute to a home's value. One HouseLogic study suggests an increase of 7 percent, at most, under ideal conditions, while HGTV reports that the average in-ground pool can up your property's value by 5 to 8 percent.

Does a pool devalue your home? ›

Real estate experts estimate that an average 14x28-foot inground concrete pool potentially adds 5 to 8 percent to the real estate value of your home. If your property is worth $400,000, you'll realize a boost to the value of your property of about $20,000 to $32,000.

How many UK homes have a swimming pool? ›

Appropriately 250,000 homes in the UK have private swimming pools and almost 2,500 pools are installed annually.

How close to Neighbour can I build a pool? ›

A good rule to follow is to place the pool at least 1,000 millimetres from the boundary line, and the landscape between the boundary line and the pool to enhance the overall appearance of the space. Ultimately, you'll be spending more time enjoying the view of your pool than swimming in it.

Where can I drain my pool water UK? ›

You will need authorisation to dispose of pool water into sewers, surface waters or ground waters. Usually you will have to store the water in a vented storage pool to allow chlorine to disperse before disposal. This can take at least 5 days, depending on the volume of water.

Can I build a swimming pool in my garden? ›

This depends on the type of pool. Generally speaking, if the pool is not attached to your home then you don't usually need planning permission for an outdoor pool. In fact you probably won't even need to report it to any authorities.

How do you build a budget pool? ›

How to Build an Inground Pool on a Budget
  1. Choose a Vinyl Liner Pool. Vinyl swimming pools are cheaper than fiberglass and concrete. ...
  2. Go with a Smaller Design. ...
  3. Install a Pool During the Fall Season. ...
  4. Keep it Basic. ...
  5. Work with a Qualified Pool Contractor. ...
  6. Purchase Energy Efficient Equipment.
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