When it comes to building your inground swimming pool, our first step is educating you on the many details and pieces that go into making the best possible choice for your specific pool project.
TYPES OF POOLS
Making the best choice for your pool project starts with understanding and comparing the 3 main different types of pools and which one fits your vision for your backyard.
Easy to Clean Surface
Fastest to Install, Requires Lowest Level of Construction Skills
No Customization at All
No widths available over 25'4"
If Pool Leaks & Water Level Drops More Than 18" it Voids Warranty
Cannot be Drained, Walls May Collapse
Not Recommended as a Diving Pool, Only Meets Minimum Standard Depth
Access to Yard is Critical Otherwise Pool Must be Lifted in with Crane Over Top of House
SHOTCRETE (CONCRETE) POOL
The shotcrete (concrete) pool system is made up of a steel reinforcement cage with up to 12" of concrete applied through a hose to cover the steel cage.
Manufactured in Backyard
Fully Customizable Features,Lengths, Widths, & Depths
Customizable Circulation System
Anchor's Advanced Water Surface Filtration Available
Rough Floor Finish, Tough on Kids Toes
Most Expensive Construction
No Surface or Tile Warranty Available Due to Freeze-Thaw Exposure
Greater expense is Not Representative of a Greater Quality, but of Material Costs & Much Greater Labor Hours to Construct
ANCHOR'S HYBRID POOL SYSTEM
The hybrid pool system consists of a uniform manufactured polymer wall and brace system. The bracing system is every 3'-4' around the pool perimeter. All of the interior features (i.e. sun ledges, benches, steps, etc.) are manufactured using the same system so each feature is perfectly sized. The balance of the pool, floors, deep end walls, sun ledge surface, steps surface, and bench surface are all poured solid concrete.
POOL PROJECT COSTS
Along with understanding the 3 different types of pools, there are many additional factors that contribute to what the cost of your entire pool project will be.
Not only do you have to consider the type and size of the pool when determining pricing, but total cost will also include basic expenses that a pool requires, no matter who builds your pool.
ESTIMATED BASIC COSTS*
**Pricing varies depending on the distance from electric meter to filter system.
ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL PROJECT EXPENSES*
*Please note, price ranges are estimates based on average pricing for the 2022 season.
Your Budget Starting Point
This is a minimum based on the type of pool + estimates above for a small pool project.
Please note, pool prices below do not include necessary construction expenses. These estimates reflect the average cost pool contractors charge in the Northern Illinois Greater Chicago area. Be sure to check your region for accurate pool costs.
READY TO DIVE IN?
Download and fill out the Pool Budget Worksheet and Consultation Checklist.* This gives an idea of all fixed and possible expenses of an unground pool project.
Email your completed Worksheet & Checklist to set up your consultation call. These forms are required to schedule your call and must be filled out entirely.
An Anchor team member will schedule a comprehensive call with you to discuss your Worksheet and next steps for your pool project.
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