Commercial pools are like any other pool in that costs can vary widely depending on what you have in mind. That said, there are some aspects of the commercial pool building process that tend to be more of an investment than others. The team from San Diego Pools, the experts in new swimming pool construction San Diego residents and business owners have trusted for forty years, dive into this topic further to give you an idea of what to expect as you have your own commercial pool built.
Costs associated with the actual pool itself can vary based on your preferred size and design. Even so, materials and installation are typically the most expensive parts of building a commercial pool. This often involves excavation if you go with an in-ground commercial pool. A retaining wall may be necessary as well if nearby areas become unstable following excavation. Plus, commercial pools tend to be larger than residential ones, which can further add to costs.
A concrete commercial pool will set you back a bit more than a fiberglass one. This is because concrete pools are built on-site. It’s also common for vinyl liners to be added to provide protection against the harder concrete surfaces. Because the work is done at your location, it can take a few weeks or more to fully complete the job, which adds to costs for labor.
Costs for pool materials can be curbed by about $5,000 or so if you opt for a fiberglass commercial pool. These are manufactured at factories prior to installation based on customers’ preferences and location specifications. The actual installation costs may be a bit lower, since not as much labor is required. However, you’ll still need to factor in costs for excavation and other prep work.
“Hidden” or unexpected costs can add up if you fail to consider certain things as you budget for your commercial pool. If you’ve already factored pool equipment into your budget, you’re off to a good start. But don’t forget about other possible unanticipated costs that could increase your budget. Some of the common ones include:
• Extra material needed for the pool deck—the area immediately around your pool
• Dirt hauling—if not included as part of the excavation process
• Landscaping for the area around where your commercial pool will be located
Fencing is another potential cost that could become expensive. During the initial design process, check with your local municipality to see what requirements need to be met for fencing around a commercial pool.
A commercial pool doesn’t have to put a major strain on your budget. Be actively involved with the design process and you’ll have more control over costs. A reputable pool builder will gladly offer recommendations that allow you to achieve your goals while still keeping costs reasonable. The builder will also identify all anticipated costs ahead of time, which can provide some added peace of mind as you move forward with your pool plans.
If you’re considering adding a pool to your commercial space, make sure to work with the finest commercial pool builder in Southern California. The expert team from San Diego Pools specializes in every aspect of pool and spa construction, from custom design and expert building techniques to installing slides, waterfalls, and in-ground spas. Call us today at 888-707-7786 for a complimentary consultation.