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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Pool?

If you are interested in installing a pool at your home, there are a ton options to choose from. The costs associated with a swimming pool often depend on the material type and design. Check out some of your options below:

Types of Swimming Pools to Build

There are several options if you are interested in building an in-ground pool. These three basic types differ in the materials used to construct them.

Concrete or Gunite

Perhaps the most common type of in-ground pool is a concrete or gunite pool. These pools are reinforced with steel and covered with plaster to create a shell.


Vinyl pools are commonly used for in-ground pools. The supporting walls are created out of plastic, aluminum, or steel for a frame and then covered with a vinyl liner.


A fiberglass pool is pre-formed, which means it is an easier option for installation. The shell is lowered into a previously excavated hole, and you can choose between a few models and sizes. This type of pool is not as easily customizable as other types such as concrete.

Types of Luxury Pool Designs

If you want to turn your backyard into an incredible, one-of-the-kind area for entertaining, you might consider a custom-built luxury pool. These pool types can be customized to meet just about any wish.

Infinity Pool

Infinity pools allow you to take advantage of the astounding views surrounding your property. They are characterized by a disappearing edge that gives the illusion of a drop off beyond the water’s edge.

Architectural Pool

An architectural pool is made to suit and match the style of a residence.

Recreational Pool

Recreational pools are a type of architectural pool that is a favorite for families with younger children. They can customized with many features including water slides to add extra fun for the whole family.

Lap Pool

For the simmer that enjoys fitness and exercise, a lap pool is a great option. These pools are usually very long to allow for longer laps when training.

Freeform Pool

For the homeowner looking for a truly customizable pool, a freeform pool can come in many amazing shapes. The flowing curves and lines of a freeform pool can accentuate the natural parts of a backyard or home’s architectural features.

Beach-style Pool

This type of pool has one end designed like a natural coastline of a beach. The beach-style pool is called a zero-entry pool with a gradually sloped entry, making it a great option for the homeowner that has children.

Lagoon-style Pool

A lagoon-style pool is a variation on a freeform pool, but with more elements that add to the illusion of a lagoon. Features such as caves, waterfalls, rock designs and grottos can be added.

Other Luxury Design Features for Pools

Consider other ways to maximize your pool’s potential, including incredible design features. Your customizations are only limited by your imagination. You can add natural rock features and decor, fire pits, tanning shelves, and much more to a customized design.

Average Price for a Luxury Swimming Pool

An in-ground pool construction can cost between $45,000 and $65,000 on average, but some pools can be upwards of $100,000 or more. These prices typically change based on several factors.

Custom features and add-ons are generally the number one reason for an increased price. Along with the depth of the pool and build style that is chosen as it will require more excavation and more material to build the pool’s structure.

Professional Pool Installation Suited To Your Wishes & Desires

If you’re in the greater New Orleans area, get in touch with Couvillion’s Landscapes today to schedule a consultation for your next custom swimming pool build.

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