Many people are interested in the idea of owning a swimming pool at home. If you are one of them, be aware that the estimates to be expected for such an installation vary. They depend on the type of pool you need. The possibilities are wide and cover most budgets.
The prices of the different equipment of a swimming pool
Estimating the budget to be taken into account to build your future swimming pool is not impossible. The main thing you need to know is the price of each piece of equipment and the cost of construction work.
Earthworks and filtration
Earthworks and filtration represent the two most prominent elements for setting up a swimming pool.
The cost of earthworks depends on the volume of the hole and the type of soil. You should plan between 25 and 30 € for each volume removed. In other words, to dig a hole 8 meters long, 4 meters wide and 1.5 meters high, plan between 1,300 and 2,000 €.
As for filtration, it is basically represented by a pump and a filter. The price of a filter depends on its category. Cartridge filters, for example, cost between $ 100 and $ 900. The price of sand filters is between 140 and 1,000 €. Diatomaceous earth filters cost around € 1,000.
The price of a pump will depend on its maximum flow rate, its type of electricity supply and its power. The capacity of a swimming pool filtration pump determines its price. It is between 150 and 300 € for a flow rate of 5 to 10 m3 / h. It costs between 200 and 400 € for a flow of 10 to 15 m3 / h and 350 to 700 € for a flow of 15 to 20 m3 / h.
These are the electrical box, the technical room and the liner.
The electrical box
The basic electrical box is equipped with a circuit breaker and secondary protection which will protect the pump and the filters from unforeseeable power cuts. It costs between € 85 and € 200. The combined electrical box contains the electrical devices that control the filtration, but also devices for powering projectors. It costs between € 180 and € 600.
The technical room
The physical space where the electrical box, pump, filter and other equipment are located is called the technical room. You can build the technical room for your swimming pool or order a prefabricated room. A prefabricated technical room that can be partially or totally buried can cost between € 450 and € 1,300
The liner is important for the waterproofing and the basin of your swimming pool. The cost of the liner varies from 180 to 1,000 € for an above-ground swimming pool. If it is an in-ground swimming pool, the price will be between 12 € and 30 € per m2.
The price of a swimming pool according to the type of construction
The overall price to spend on a swimming pool can also depend on the type of construction. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, go for a removable above-ground pool. The budget to have this type of pool is from 100 €.
The budget for a fixed above-ground swimming pool can be between € 1,500 and € 10,000 on average. An in-ground swimming pool requires a larger budget. You should plan between € 1,500 and € 10,000 for this type of pool.