I am not afraid to admit that I put off updating our backyard for the longest time because I was intimidated by what I had heard about inground pool prices. We always knew that we wanted to add a pool to the backyard so that we could take advantage of our gorgeous ocean views, but wanted to make sure that we had figured out exactly what we wanted design-wise before we invested. We felt that the best inground pool for our property would be an ornately curved design that imitated the curve of the exterior of our home. We built it so that it would line up with the decks that we already had and still allow enough space for a small lawn behind it. I also love swimming pool ideas that have really awesome lighting systems because those touches really make the landscape look extraordinary for evening parties.
Now that I have become a little more knowledgable on inground pool prices, I am so curious what a gigantic hotel-style pool like this one costs. I guess the actual footprint of this design is fairly basic -- essentially it is just a large kidney shaped unit. The rest of the decorative elements like the rock walls, waterfalls, built in hot tub etc. is what makes these inground pool designs stand out from just about every other project I have seen. While I don't want an MTV cribs style pool like this, I would like to add a few small touches of higher end decor to our current more basic design. I think that adding a smaller rock feature simple to what is in these pool pictures would really jazz up our current design and make it look a lot more high end than it does right now.
Even though we are trying to keep our inground pool prices somewhat low, I really want to recreate the design in these photos that I have had saved for years now. I absolutely love mediterranean architecture and always knew that I would go with that style when we built our new home. This gorgeous swimming pool design has always been bookmarked to use as that basis for our final backyard plan once we got the rest of the house done. One of my favorite parts of the design is actually the patio paver deck. I really like the warm dusty beige tone of the pavers because it brings out the beautiful stucco on the house. I also think that it could make even a diy inground pool look super fancy with its high end look.
Inground pool prices can be pretty steep but I always think that they are worth it because of the value that they can add to your home as well as the pure fun that you can have with family and friends. It is not necessary to add all of the fancy pool ideas 2020 to make the place look good, you can definitely create an awesome design on a budget that will still look elegant and well thought out. The pool in this backyard was just your average rectangular design with non of the higher end bells and whistles that you see online these days. Even though this would be considered one of your more standard or 'plain" inground swimming pools, we were still able to make the outdoor entertaining space look fantastic by accenting the stone retaining walls and average cement deck with gorgeous evergreen bushes and shrubs that provide a nice contrast against the hardscaping elements.
If you are trying to avoid steep inground pool prices, there are a few tricks and tips that can keep things much more budget friendly. The biggest factor in hiking up the average cost of inground pool additions is unconventional and curvy designs that require custom fiberglass liners to be installed rather than your typical (and cheaper) cement form. Stick with a simple geometric design based around squares and rectangles to cut costs. This gorgeous home has a slightly more ornate rectangular design, but it was still able to come in at a lower price (even though it looks super high end). The other high cost item to consider is the liner material. Unless you are building small inground pools that don't have a lot of surface area, I would avoid costly lining options like tile because they can add up really quickly.
I am sure that we all know that inground pool prices are not cheap, but I certainly did not realize quite how much they could fluctuate or how high they could get. I went on a few websites that offer a free inground pool cost estimator and was surprised at the fairly large variation (I'm talking tens of thousands of dollars). Even though the prices are quite high, I still think that this is an investment that our family is going to make both in to the value of our home, but also our quality of life. I will say that I think we will actually increase our inground pool cost more than we had originally planned on budgeting for, so that we can add some cool features like these fountains and vibrant underwater lighting.