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    New Pool Cost - North Texas

    My husband and I are considering a new pool and made a few calls to local pool companies but were surprised to hear that the starting cost was $40k and above.... can anyone tell me if this is about average for the area? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

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    Any pool cost is going to be greatly dependent on size, material, and extras (like decking). Lots of TX builds going on in the Construction area so you can likely find some costs listed.
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Thank you jblizzle for the response. We thought the same about size and such but were told by two builders that the base cost was 40k. I'll keep looking at the forum and see if I can find anything but so far don't see anyone listing their cost.

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    Could be that they are so busy they would not be interested is building a smaller pool with fewer upgrades for less money.
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    It strikes me as weird that the PBs were even quoting a rough price without first knowing some basic details like size and layout (decking, etc). You are calling right at the height of the busy build season so I suspect they may be trying to push you off if they have a lot of work booked.

    Question - what was your price expectations? What kind of pool are you looking for?


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    I actually contacted them about 3 months ago and they stated that they start in the $40's and when I mentioned the size of our yard we were told they have a basic beginning size so even if we build smaller than that the cost wouldn't change, wouldn't be worth it for their contractors to come out for anything less. I guess we were thinking somewhere around 25k to 30k may be a starting point. I really would like a basic rectangular pool with attached spa, nothing deeper than 5 ft. I don't remember my yard size at the moment but don't think I need anything bigger than a 8x20? not sure really, I just want something I can cool off in and swim a few laps for exercise, plus my husband wants the spa/hot tub.

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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Well, adding a spa increases the cost a good bit since then you need a larger pump, heater, gas/electric supply to the heater, etc.
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Unfortunately, asking how much to have a pool built is like asking how much to build a house. There are soooooo many variables it's not funny. I like to consider a few things when considering a pool:
    - What will be the swimmer load?
    - What is the purpose of the pool (lap swimming, games, lounging, etc) which helps to determine shape and size - then price
    - Type of "additional" features you may want (waterfall, fountains, bubblers, type filtration, auto-timers, etc)
    - Just a pool, or spa spill-over too?

    So many things to consider that effect your price. Keep good notes, do some searching on this site for new builds, and you'll be more prepared to discuss appropriately with the builder. Good luck!
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Yep...$40K is about the going rate in these parts for a relatively basic pool. I considered building a sports pool at my former house. We had priced in a few options such as a gas heater, waterfall, and PebbleTec surface and we were in the upper 40's for that configuration about 5 years ago. So a $40K base seems entirely plausible.
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Wow, I am glad I am not in the market to have a pool built
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    jblizzle, I have a feeling I won't be getting one

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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    DIY an aboveground pool.
    And a separate hot tub for the husband.
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    You could always put out bids in the off-season when they should be slower, more accommodating to your needs/wants, and more flexible on price. I would target the October - December timeframe.
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    I was wondering if pricing would be different in the off season, may be something to seriously consider. Thanks for the idea!

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    Our pool was built 3 years ago just under 40k. No spa. Spa adds at least 10k to the price. We added a standalone tub 18 months ago on a covered patio for about 5500. More comfortable, energy efficient, closer to the house, all around better in our opinion. We use our hot tub at least 5 days a week, rain or snow or shine.

    Call Reber Pools to see what a basic starting price is these days. They have been our neighbor for 9 years and built our pool 3 years ago.
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    Thank you pooldv, do you have pictures posted somewhere on here I can look at? May I ask where you got your hot tub and what kind did you get?

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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by dawn72471 View Post
    My husband and I are considering a new pool and made a few calls to local pool companies but were surprised to hear that the starting cost was $40k and above.... can anyone tell me if this is about average for the area? Thanks in advance!
    Very average for something pretty basic. Out here you can add 20 to that unless you want a spa. Add 30k if you do. We are short on builders here, even with the slow down.
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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

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    Thank you pooldv, do you have pictures posted somewhere on here I can look at? May I ask where you got your hot tub and what kind did you get?
    We got our tub at Coleman Backyards, Swim Spas, Hot Spring Spa Hot Tubs Texas They have been in business in DFW for a long time. We got the Freeflow Monterrey.

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    Re: New Pool Cost - North Texas

    Here in Houston - I interviewed quite a few builders and they were all VERY similar. Basically 30K for pool 10K for spa (minimal decking, not fun stuff, white lights, plain plaster, basic equipment). Everything you add - bumps the price up and up and up. For a normal pool and spa that you see---you are looking at about $50 (extra decking, pebbletec, spillover) - then if you want rocks and waterfalls and slides - the sky is the limit.
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