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Affordable Alternatives To A Standard In-ground Pool

Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Whats a swimmer to do? We have ideas.


A normal in-ground pool can be pricey, depending on thenbsp;poolnbsp;type, shape, size of thenbsp;pool, and degree of customization for yournbsp;pool, said HomeGuide.nbsp;

You can save a ton of money by going small. Enter the spool, also known as a cocktail pool. According to HomeAdvisor, The average cost to install an in-ground spool isnbsp;22,650nbsp;including labor, but this can vary depending on the type you choose.nbsp;

Because 20,000 of that 22,650 is in materials, you can cut your cost dramatically by choosing something more affordable. Fiberglass costs 5,000 less than gunite on a typical 350-square-foot spool, and you can cut your materials cost in half by using vinyl.nbsp;

Shipping container

As the shipping container have grown in popularity as a viable housing form, so, too, has it grown in popularity as a pool form. Modpools is a well-known shipping container pool company that offers a variety of solutions with one big benefit. Unlike conventional pools that can take weeks to pour and cure, your Modpool can be up and running the day of its arrival, they said.nbsp;

Prices range from 16,500 for an 8x12 pool to 39,900 for an 8x40 pool.

Stock tank

This is one of the hottest trends in outdoor enjoyment because its a cheap and easy way to create a small swimming area. The stock tank itself will cost you just a few hundred dollars. Add a small filter and chlorine tabs to keep it from becoming a mosquito haven for another hundred or so, and youve got a small pool in a day for what it would cost to you for a couple of runs to Costco.nbsp;

Backyard pond

Want a more natural look for your water feature? If youve got some decent DIY skills, you can build your own backyard pond for as little as 2,000. Ask most American swimming-pool contractors to build a backyard pool and chances are theyll roll out a long list of goods, including rebar, gunite, fiberglass, chlorine and an energy-sapping filtration system. But in recent years, a few builders and a growing number of homeowners have learned how to build pools without >

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