The cost of inground pool in Delaware will depend on a number of factors, ranging from the type of pool to the optional accessories and features. Until those factors have been resolved, the average cost can be anywhere between $15,000 and $50,000, not including the cost of decking. To get a more accurate average cost, you will have to decide which type of pool liner best meets your needs.
Vinyl Liner Pools
Joyce Pools of Delaware installs prefabricated vinyl liners that are placed inside a specially shaped hole. The company states that the average cost of a vinyl liner inground pool will be upward of $20,000 for a medium-sized pool. Once you have added in the incidental costs and optional accessories, the cost could easily reach as high as $30,000 for the medium pool and more than that for a larger size.
Fiberglas Pool Inserts
A Fiberglas insert is your next option. Like vinyl pools, Fiberglas ones use a prefab insert that is placed into a hole in the ground. Materials alone could cost upwards of $10,000, and the average cost of installing a medium-sized Fiberglas pool is going to be somewhere around $20,000 before optional costs and decking.
Concrete pools are the most expensive type of inground pool, but they are also the most durable and not as easily affected by the natural water table. You can expect a minimum installation to cost around $20,000 plus the deck and other costs. If you want to use special materials such as pebbles or tiles, the cost of a medium sized inground pool could easily begin at around $30,000 or more.
Additional Inground Pool Costs
Installing the pool is not the end of your costs, either. You will also need pool cleaning equipment, a filtration system and the necessary chemical treatments to keep your pool clean and healthy. The hardware may cost upward of $500, and you can expect the other supplies to cost somewhere around $800 annually. Starting out, it is a good idea to add $1,200 to your expected cost, and hope for a pleasant surprise if the costs are less than your estimate.
Decking Not Included
Pool decking is not included in the average cost of the pool, and may not be available through all pool installers. For example, a wooden deck may involve hiring an independent carpentry contractor. Your pool company will probably be able to provide you with some suggested contractors, and some will even have qualified personnel on the payroll. The exception is when you choose a concrete pool liner and deck, in which case the pool contractor will usually be able to handle both jobs and may even give you a discount for combining the jobs.