WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRIPOSTED ONTHURSDAY, 18 JUNE 2020 05:00
It’s hot, the kids were bored well before summer even officially began, and you’re not loving the idea of hanging out at the community pool this year. Sure, you could build your own pool. But you don’t exactly have an extra 75k burning a hole in your pocket.
What’s a swimmer to do? We have ideas.
A “normal” in-ground pool can be pricey, “depending on the pool type, shape, size of the pool, and degree of customization for your pool,” said HomeGuide.
You can save a ton of money by going small. Enter the spool, also known as a cocktail pool. According to HomeAdvisor, “The average cost to install an in-ground spool is $22,650 including labor, but this can vary depending on the type you choose.”
Because $20,000 of that $22,650 is in materials, you can cut your cost dramatically by choosing something more affordable. Fiberglass costs $5,000 less than gunite on a typical 350-square-foot spool, and you can cut your materials cost in half by using vinyl.