How Much Does a Custom Pool Cost in 2023?

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How Much Does a Custom Pool Cost in 2023?

What does your dream pool look like? With a custom pool from Orange County Pools and Spas, we can design and build exactly what you’re looking for. Choose from endless design options that will meet your family’s swimming needs and personal preferences. So, exactly how much does a custom pool cost in 2023? While total cost can vary greatly depending on your design choices, the average custom pool cost can range from $50,000 to $150,000+*. Here are a few of the factors that can determine the final pool cost.

Custom Pool Cost vs. Total Project Cost

When you’re picturing your dream pool, is it only the pool you’re envisioning or your entire backyard space as a whole with a pool in it? We’re guessing it’s the latter. 

A custom pool project is always more than just the pool; it’s the installation, equipment, coping, hardscaping, landscaping, fence and so much more. Even little miscellaneous items like pool chemicals and pool toys.

At Orange County Pools and Spas, our pool package includes the pool, equipment, installation, and basic coping. Anything additional, like hardscaping and landscaping, is up to the customer, so you will need to plan ahead for those projects, as well.

Landscaping often costs around $30 per square foot. So for a 1,000-square-foot space, that’s $30,000. Then, hardscaping can add $20,000 to $40,000 or more on top of that.

Vinyl Liner Pool Cost

A standard vinyl pool package is $50,000 to $75,000. Add on the other expenses like hardscaping, landscaping, and fencing and you’re looking at a total cost of $100,000 to $120,000 for a vinyl liner pool.

Fiberglass Pool Cost

A fiberglass pool package is around $70,000 to $90,000. Altogether with hardscaping and landscaping, your total cost may come in at around $150,000 or above. 

Gunite Pool Cost

A gunite pool package is $100,000 to $150,000. Add on everything else, and the total cost is now going to be closer to $200,000 and above. 

Other Cost Considerations for a Custom Pool

Pool Dimensions

A great starting point when planning for a custom pool is to determine what dimensions you want and what your backyard space is capable of holding. Pool dimensions include both the size and shape. At Orange County Pools and Spas, we can create nearly any shape including oval, rectangle, square, oblong, L-shape, kidney shape, and free form. 

For pool size, it’s best to think through both your backyard space and what your typical user load will be. A typical rule of thumb is that your pool should use no more than 25 to 35% of your total backyard space. Obviously, the larger the pool, the more your custom pool cost will be.

Fun Custom Pool Additions 

There is no doubt you and your family will have fun in a backyard pool. And, with the addition of some fun features, you can have even more fun! Choose from a slide, diving board, grotto, basketball goal, volleyball net, and more! You can also add fun water features such as fountains, laminar jets, or a waterfall. 

Lighting Features

Keeping your pool well-lit not only creates a stunning look, but it also makes your pool area safer. Our team at Orange County Pools and Spas can add lighting in the water, around the pool deck, and highlight water features. You can even choose from fun color lighting options. Just keep in mind, lighting requires electrical work, so budget accordingly for your custom pool cost. At minimum, we recommend you add adequate lighting for safety. 

Other Miscellaneous Features and Accessories

You should also consider these pool features and accessories when building a custom pool:

  • Pool decking options
  • Outdoor furniture
  • A fence around your pool area, as required by state law

Build Your Custom Pool in 2023

Are you ready to build a custom pool for your backyard? At Orange County Pools and Spas, we work hard to make the process as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We will also be upfront about custom pool cost and work to keep you on budget. You will first meet with our design team for both inspiration and planning. Soon after, we will visit your backyard to access your property. You will then receive both 2D and 3D renderings of your custom pool design. 

Choose the best custom pool builder in the Hudson Valley with Orange County Pools and Spas. You can check out our gallery of past projects for ideas and inspiration. Contact us today to get started!


*Average prices as of February 2023. Prices subject to change.

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