Summertime in Louisiana is brutally hot and humid, so what better way to cool off than a dip in your very own backyard swimming pool? If you’re considering having a gunite swimming pool installed in your backyard, you’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost. A lot of factors can affect the cost of your swimming pool installation and in this blog post, we’ll give you some insights on what to expect.
How Much Will it Cost to Build?
Gunite swimming pools are a popular choice for homeowners in Louisiana. This type of pool is made by mixing cement, sand, and water together, and then spraying the mixture onto a steel or wire frame in the shape of the pool. One of the advantages of gunite pools is that they can be customized to fit any shape or size you want. However, customization comes at a cost. Depending on the size and shape of your pool, you can expect to pay anywhere from $55,000 to $75,000 (or more) for a gunite swimming pool.
The next factor to consider is the additional features that you’d like your pool to have. This can include lighting, hot tubs, waterfalls, slides, and special finishes. Adding these features can increase the cost of your pool by another $5,000 to $10,000 or more. If you want to heat your pool or have an automated cleaning system, that will add to the cost as well.
Factor in Maintenance
Another thing to keep in mind is the cost of ongoing maintenance. Having a pool requires regular maintenance to keep it clean and safe. This includes buying chemicals, cleaning equipment, and hiring a professional to take care of the maintenance if you don’t want to do it yourself. On average, homeowners in Louisiana can expect to spend around $500 to $1,000 per year on pool maintenance services.
The cost of your pool installation can also vary depending on the location of your property. Access to your backyard can affect the cost of the installation, especially if there are obstacles like trees or retaining walls that need to be removed. If the site is hard to access, it can add another $2,000 to $5,000 or more to your pool installation cost.
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A gunite swimming pool can be a worthwhile investment for homeowners in Louisiana who want to add value to their property and have a fun way to cool off during the hot summer months. However, it’s important to keep in mind the various factors that can affect the installation cost of your pool. But if you’re ready to take the plunge, contact the experts at Bella-Aqua Pools & Spas today to schedule a consultation. Financing is available!