So You’re Planning on Getting a Swimming Pool

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As we wander into the summer months, pool season is officially upon us. If you’ve been planning on putting one in your backyard, there are some important things you should consider before you make your decision.

Pool Type

There are several different types of swimming pools. Vinyl, fiberglass, and concrete are among the three most popular choices. Unless there are specific needs that require a different material, fiberglass will typically be recommended by experts in the industry. It is the easiest to install, and as you’ll see below, the cheapest to maintain.


In-ground pools can range anywhere from $25,000 to $100,000 depending on the size, swimming pool type, and whether you are hiring a contractor or attempting this as a DIY project. For the record, vinyl is typically the cheapest of the three, followed by fiberglass and then concrete.

Ongoing Costs

Just like many other household amenities, pools need upkeep! Make sure to factor in ongoing costs ranging from $3,500 (fiberglass) to about $25,000 (concrete) over a 10-year period. That’s not to mention the cost of chlorine, pool supplies, and heightened utility bills as well.


Permit requirements will vary depending on your city, county, and state. Most of the time, your contractor will be able to guide you through this process. If you decide to work on the pool yourself, however, contact your local government so they can assist you with anything you may need before you break ground.

Other Expenses

One last thing to look into is costs beyond the pool construction itself. Will you need a fence around it? Construction dumpster rental? Will you be changing the landscape around it? Will you need to have electrical work done? These things, though not as fun as thinking about your brand new swimming pool, are often overlooked and can be a costly addition at the end of construction.

So, now you’re all set to get to work on your backyard oasis, right? Well, almost. Another thing you should keep in mind is where you’ll be putting all the debris from construction. A roll-off dumpster is the perfect addition to your pool project when standard receptacles just won’t cut it. ASAP Services offers many different sizes of dumpsters at the most competitive rates around, and we are always happy to lend a hand. Just order through the website or give us a call to get your rate locked in!

Turning your yard into a poolside paradise is exciting, but it’s also a lot of hard work. Much preparation and research needs to be done, and we know this can be stressful. We’re here to help however we can to make your swimming pool construction process smooth as possible.

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