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How much does a Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool Cost?

Posted by Chris Varholick on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 03:02 PM

When looking to purchase a Swimming Pool for your Home, it is a lot like buying a new car or truck.  You can buy a very simple and less expensive pool, just like you can buy a very simple and less expensive vehicle.  If we were to look at the Chevrolet Full size pick up truck you could purchase starting in the low $20,000.00. This would be a very basic truck with the least amount of options and smallest engine.  From there you could easily spend over $50,000.00, depending on the options that you choose.

 Such options could be any of the following:  

  • Automatic Transmission
  • Larger Engine
  • Diesel Engine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows and Door Locks
  • Cruise Control
  • Extended Cab or Crew Cab
  • Leather Interior
  • Power Seats, Heated Seats
  • 8' Bed
  • 4 Wheel Drive 
  • Towing Package
  • Bed Liner or Coating
  • Cap, Running Boards
  • Two Tone Paint or Custom Striping
  • Aluminum or Polished Wheels
  • Nicer Tires
  • Different Bumpers
  • etc.
You have a lot of choices on how you want your vehicle,  most people will opt for several of the options above on their new vehicle.
There are several reasons why we want these options:
  • They are usually less expensive to purchase upfront. 
  • You want the better driving experience and comfort. 
  • It will hold its value in the long run. 
  • Better looking apperance
  • etc.
Purchasing a pool is very similair.  A basic Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool will cost around the low $20,000.00 with basic installation.  Th
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is usually includes the following: a very small amount of concrete decking or no decking, small white inexpensive entry step or no entry step, 20 mil standard vinyl liner, white aluminum coping (concrete deck edging), one Skimmer, Two wall returns, 1 1/2" plumbing, very inexpensive pump and filter. 

You can add the following:
Vinyl Liner Swimming Pools North CarolinaThere is a lot more to consider that just the price of the pool. Unfortuneatly most only compare price and really do not understand what all is involved with having a Swimming Pool built in their backyard.  The Cheapest Pool Builder is usually not your best choice.  Mosts times your cheapest price will be due to one of the following reasons:
  1. Just started to build pools in the last few years, trying to establish a cliental.  Usually these companies will have the least amount of experience and will try to cut corners to keep the prices low. 
  2. They will use inferior products and cheap unexperinced labor
  3. Will not stand behind their warranty. Once they are paid very difficult to get them to come out and stand behind their product.
  4. Will not finsh the job at all or in a timely manner
  5. Hidden Charges or Change Orders. There can be a lot of hidden charges that you were not expecting and your price could increase accordingly to the price or more so of the Competitent Pool Company. 
  6. A Side line of their real business. They may be a Landscaper, Home Builder, Home Remodling Company, etc.  It is always best to use a contractor that specializes in the product that you want "you wouldn't want your kitchen remodeled by a concrete company"
When looking for a Quality Pool Contractor you should look for and ask the following questions:
  1. How long has your company been in Business?  This can be verified with the Better Business Bureau. 
  2. What is your Contractor's License number. This can be verified with your States General Contractor's License Board.  
  3. Ask for a copy of General Liability Insurance and Workman's Comp Insurance
  4. Ask for a list of at least 10 Customers that they have built pools for in your area.  The list should contain the following:  5 pools that are at least 5 years old, Pools that are pictured on their website (you would be suprised how many websites have pictures of pools that were not built by their company), Pools that are currently being built. 
  5. Ask to go on several job sites that are under construction and meet the customer.  ( you will get an idea of what your yard will look like and if the customer is happy with the builder)
  6. A list of what if any hidden charges should be expected, or exclusions
  7. Written Warranties from the Manufacture and the Pool Contractor
  8. Make sure that the Pool Contractor will be responsible for any and all Permits.  Whoever pulls the permit is responsible for the job. 
  9. A copy of their Legal and Binding Contract.  Make sure you question anything that you are not comfortable with. 
  10. A complete list of all the equipment with Manufactures names and model numbers
  11. Look at their listing and reviews on Houzz
  12. Have a written Timeline that holds them accountable. 
Having a Swimming Pool built for your family to enjoy can be a great experience!  
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