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Think You Can’t Afford A Backyard Pool? Think Again.

The cost of an in-ground pool can vary significantly depending on factors such as size, shape, materials, features, labor costs, and local market conditions. On average, however, you can expect to invest anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 or more for a professionally installed in-ground pool.

Consider one of these options for making your dream pool a reality:


Semi-Inground: A semi-inground pool is a type of pool that is partially installed into the ground while leaving a portion above ground level. They flexibility in design, allowing you to choose the depth and shape that best suits your preferences and backyard layout, and they are often more affordable than fully in-ground pools because they require less excavation and construction work. 

Plunge Pool: These are smaller, deeper pools designed for cooling off rather than swimming laps. They're often compact and can fit nicely into smaller spaces.

Spool: Also known as a "spa pool" or "cocktail pool," a spool is a hybrid between a spa and a pool. It's typically smaller than a traditional pool but larger than a hot tub. It provides the benefits of both, offering a relaxing soak and space for cooling off.

Cowboy Pool: A "cowboy pool" typically refers to a makeshift or improvised pool, often created using a large container like a stock tank or trough. These pools have gained popularity for their rustic, DIY aesthetic and can be a budget-friendly alternative to traditional in-ground or above-ground pools. Depending on preferences and budget, additional features like filtration systems, pumps, heaters, or even makeshift decking or seating areas may be added to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of the cowboy pool.

Do I need a permit for one of these pools?

Start by researching the specific requirements for pool permits in your county. This information is often available on the county government website or by contacting the appropriate department directly. Inground swimming pools, including concrete, vinyl, fiberglass, and above ground pools at least 4 ft may require a permit.

There are usually fees associated with obtaining a pool permit. These fees can vary depending on factors such as the size and type of pool you're installing.It's important to note that failure to obtain the necessary permits can result in fines and other penalties, so it's essential to follow the proper procedures. Additionally, local regulations may vary, so be sure to check with your county government for specific requirements and guidelines.



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