Swimming pools make any house feel more like home. Having one in your backyard adds to the general ambiance of your home and creates a place to build many wonderful memories. If you’ve been thinking about building a pool in your backyard, you may be surprised to see an increase in price from what it was even a year ago. But don’t let that deter you. A custom pool is a smart investment with a big return. 

Why Are Pool Prices Increasing?
Perhaps the biggest reason for the increase in pool prices is increased demand putting a strain on an already limited amount of materials. With everyone adjusting to the world’s new normal, the amount of vacations and travel people are taking has declined drastically. These days, people want to stay at home more and want to create a space for “escape” in their own backyard. To make their homes as comfortable as they can be, many are turning to a swimming pool as it is high on the “comfort-providing products” in a home. 

Factor in industry-wide supply shortages, manufacturing delays, and logistical issues along with the big rise in demand for pools, and you end up with higher prices for materials, and therefore, higher costs to build a new pool. So it’s simple supply and demand. Without that changing anytime soon, we are expecting prices to only get higher. It’s important to note that starting on your pool as soon as possible could save you a lot of money. 

A few years back, the average price of an inground swimming pool in a residential area was dependent on factors such as the location of the house, pool site, type, size, shape, and features. Permits and similar considerations also came into play in determining the exact figure. 

However, this year, across the board shortages of materials are adding another big consideration when determining the final cost.  

Increase in Pool Prices
With so many people building pools, the shortage of pool-related materials is impacting the entire industry. The scarcity of everything from pumps and heaters to steel and gunite is leading to a dramatic increase in costs. 

The Big Picture
The only way to get ahead of the price increases is to start on your pool as soon as possible. As demand rises even further the closer we get to spring, the more you can plan on spending. But also remember that a pool is a big investment. Jumping at a low price or promise to get it done in an unrealistic timeline will only lead to headaches and long-term costs that make a “good” deal end up as a bad decision. 

Building a pool is a great decision for your family. Built right by a trusted and experienced pool builder, it will be a source of fun and togetherness for years and years to come. So if you want a pool, we highly encourage you to start right now. Both to get it done sooner and to not have to pay as much. The best first step you can is to give the pool building experts at The Blue Lagoons a call today. 

About the Company 

The Blue Lagoons in Dallas takes a personalized approach to designing and building your pool. During the design and construction process you have the peace of mind that you can call one of the owners directly to answer any questions that come up. Our pools are designed with a lifetime structural warranty and a focus on reducing maintenance costs for our customers.

For over 14 years, Dallas pool builder The Blue Lagoons has served the areas of Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine, and other cities in the DFW Metroplex. They have a unique process that ensures smooth and easy new pool construction that will result in the backyard of your dreams. 

When you work with The Blue Lagoons you work directly with the owners. This ensures every detail of your project is done meticulously and only to the highest standards. The Blue Lagoons also offers pool repairs and renovations and weekly pool service. Contact The Blue Lagoons in Dallas today for a FREE quote on your new Dallas area swimming pool.