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Amy Countrym…, Home Buyer in Alto Pass, IL

What is an approximate cost for installation, upkeep and maintenance on a "standard" size, caged, in ground pool?

Asked by Amy Countryman, Alto Pass, IL Wed May 4, 2011

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In Englewood, you will be in the range of $20,000 to $30,000 for a normal 13 x 26 pool, 5' deep, caged, normal pool equipment included. If you put a heat pump on it, it will be close to that $30,000 number. I would recommend a heat pump vs. the solar panels, as the solar panels tend to eventually cause damage to your roof. Good luck!
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Amy:
First thing, get several price quotes from at least 3 pool companies. You often get a better offer if the pool company uses their regular aluminum enclosure people than if you go trying to find separate contractors.

Also, even do upfront cost will be 1,000 to 1,500 more to have a Salt System (instead of a chlorine system) pool, go ahead and do it. It will pay for itself in savings and in ease of care in about a year....buying chlorine tablets gets expensive fast.

A basic pool will start at about 20K with screen, an average pool will be in the 25K range. We were very satisfied with Blue Haven Pools. Dixie pools did an awesome presentation also but we went with the other company. Were not impressed with Holland pools, even thought many builders use them...

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 4, 2011
Caged pool costs vary depending on your choices. A standard one would be around $30k. Upkeep and maintenance if you do it yourself is minimal. We have an automatic chlorinator and buy a bucket of chlorine tabs about every 6 months. We use muriatic acid weekly about 1-2 cups. We get that at Home Depot. We vacuum the pool once a month. We have a filter that runs at low speed and uses almost half the energy.
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I just had a client get three bids on a new pool and cage. The least expensive bid was $20,000 the highest was $32,000.. This did not account for root removal or tree trimming of the site. My client went with the $32,000 bid as it included the embellishments he wanted.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 4, 2011
You might try calling a local pool contractor. In Tampa Bay you can expect to pay about $30k for a "basic, smaller, shallow depth concrete pool with limited concrete decking" and then maintenance and electricity per month, about $30 if you buy the chemicals and clean the pool yourself. If you hire someone to come in weekly and add chemicals and brush the sides of the pool and vacuum it might cost you about $100 and electricity costs of $15/mo. If you buy a house with an existing pool it might cost you $10k-$20k extra depending on the pool. If the pool surface is the older marcite you may need to factor in the cost of resurfacing in a few years at a cost of $3k and up.

Hope this helps!

All the best,
Alma
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 4, 2011
The prospective buyer is not in Tampa Bay.
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