Every homeowner wants to know how much he/she will spend to construct a complete swimming pool enclosure. The truth is, an average cost of pool enclosure construction varies from state to state. Have a look at this data:
It is therefore important to know how to estimate these costs even before hiring a professional pool builder. So, how can you go about this when in the U.S.?
How to estimate costs of swimming pool enclosure construction
First, before you seek an advice from a professional swimming pool enclosure contractor, you can use the online calculators. A good example is the HomeAdvisor Online calculator. Based on your exact location (using a zip code), this calculator will give you a detailed information in terms of:
- Low cost
- High cost
- Average costs
- Most common range, i.e. amount of money most homeowners spend on swimming pool enclosures.
With this information, you can draft a possible budget for your new investment – swimming pool enclosure.
There are a number of factors that determine how much you will spend to own an enclosure of choice. They include:
- Project location
- Size of the enclosure
- Cost of material in the local market
- Labor costs
- Features of pool enclosure
So, how do they affect an estimate cost of pool enclosure construction?
Project location or where you want to install the enclosure
Where exactly do you wish to install the swimming pool enclosure? This could be indoors or outdoors.
Again, the weather within that location plays a significant role. Say for instance, an area prone to strong wind may require additional reinforcement thus, higher construction cost.
In cold places such as Verkhoyansk, Oymyakon or Yakutsk; may require double-walled polycarbonate sheet. This is quite different from regions around the equator where the temperature is relatively warm.
The intensity of work required to prepare the area around the swimming pool will determine the cost of construction. That is, where the swimming pool enclosure will slide.
So, first you need to begin by assessing the exact location where you need to install your swimming pool enclosure.
Size of swimming pool enclosure
Size is also an important factor that affects the cost of pool enclosure construction. Broadly, there are 3 sizes:
- Small size (3m by 6m) costs $4,000
- Medium size (4m by 8m) costs $6,000
- Large size (5m by 10m) costs $8,000
The size of a pool enclosure will depend on the exact measurements of the deck. Generally, swimming pools with a smaller deck will require a small enclosure thus, lower cost and vice versa. A small pool enclosure implies less materials to complete the project.
Material required for the construction
Materials cost will be dependent on the size of your enclosure. Large enclosures will require more materials while small enclosures will require less materials. First, you need to list all materials you will require for the entire project.
The choice of materials will also depend on climatic conditions within a geographical area you want to install an enclosure. Polycarbonate sheets, wood, vinyl and aluminum are commonly used to construct the pool enclosure.
For people who live in areas with harsh weather conditions such as Arizona and Florida, going for a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate is a better idea. The cost of material may vary thou, it could be around $6.54 to $10.5 per square feet.
The cost of hiring a contractor or labor costs
In most cases, contractors may quote between $321 and $384, for about 9 hours to 11 hours. The total cost of pool enclosure construction in the U.S. will be determined by labor costs. Therefore, if you happen to buy construction equipment and hire technicians from the same company, definitely you could get a discount. Still do research to get the best price available in the market.
Features of the pool enclosure
In most cases, homeowners want to have swimming pool enclosures with other amenities. These may include HVAC, electrical wiring, special lighting systems or ornamental styles. Remember, any special feature you add will increase the cost of pool enclosure construction.
It is important you have a budget that should act as a guideline throughout the construction process. Start with only the basic features that you really need. More importantly, all these estimations should be based on the current market prices.