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The Cost of Constructing a Luxury Inground Pool

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The Cost of Constructing a Luxury Inground Pool

Luxury inground pools are indisputably great sources of fun and relaxation. Even so, these breathtaking features can take a toll on your budget. Luxury inground pools are slightly more expensive compared to regular pools. This is because they are more customized and incorporate a broad spectrum of water features. Therefore, if you are constructing a luxury inground pool, it would be best to prepare yourself mentally and financially.

The Cost of Constructing a Luxury Inground Pool

Furthermore, it is crucial to employ a reputable pool construction company to turn your pool dreams into reality. Keep in mind that one mistake during construction can cost a fortune. Therefore, be careful with the contractor you choose to handle your luxury inground pool project. 

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Costs of constructing a luxury inground pool

Typically, the costs of installing a luxury inground pool varies depending on various factors. Some of these factors include the pool size, the pool type, and the design. The bigger the pool, the more you should expect to spend. But generally, expect to pay approximately $35,000 to $100,000 when constructing a luxury inground pool. These costs could be more or less depending on the pool type. Vinyl pools are the cheapest, while concrete pools are the most expensive. At the end of the day, always install a swimming pool that matches your requirements.

Luxury inground pool cost

Luxury inground pools often come with additional costs due to extra water features. So, always add about $2,000 to $10,000 on water features when constructing a luxury inground pool. Needless to say, the total costs will utterly depend on the size of the pool, location, and material.

How much do water features in luxury inground pools cost?

Beach Entry 

The cost of a beach entry pool often varies depending on your pool contractor. But most people end up spending about $50 to $125 per square foot. A beach entry modifies your pool into a first-class haven. Besides, it makes swimming experiences fun. These features resemble a gradual slope descending into the pool. Here, you can walk into the pool as you would walk into the beach. At the end of the day, beach entries are worth the cost.

Lap Pool Cost

If you wish to install a lap pool, expect to spend about $20,000 to $70,000. Lap pools are often considered luxury inground pools. These pools deliver excellent functionality and aesthetics. Professional swimmers use lap pools to practice for upcoming competitions. Like most pools, you can spice it up using a wide range of water features. So, the cost of a lap pool depends on the water features installed and the size.

Backyard Lagoon Pool Costs

Building a lagoon pool in your backyard will cost you approximately $50,000 to $150,000. The price range depends on the design you choose. Lagoon pools transform your yard into a first-class destination resort; that’s why they are costly. If you are looking for a tropical addition to your landscape, consider installing a lagoon pool.

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Inground Pool with Hot Tub Prices

One of the most luxurious water features you can add to your pool is a hot tub. Hot tubs are increasingly becoming more popular among most homeowners. These features offer excellent functionality since they enable you to destress and unwind after a grueling day. Installing a pool with a hot tub costs approximately $30,000 to $70,000. This price varies based on the size of the hot tub. If you want to add a hot tub separately or on an existing pool, expect to spend about $6,000 to $15,000.

Inground Pool Lights

Pool lighting is common in most luxury inground pools. Today, there are many types of inground pool lights, from LED to halogen. Pool owners should expect to spend approximately $700 to $1,800 on pool light installation. Although Led lights are the most expensive, they offer the highest durability. Therefore, never fail to install pool lighting on a luxury inground pool.

Waterfalls or Water Features

Rock waterfalls are unquestionably fantastic features to install in your pool. However, a rock waterfall costs approximately $1,500 to $15,000. The costs can be lower or higher; it all depends on the size and design of the waterfall. The more complex the design of the waterfall, the more expensive it will be.

Diving Board or Slide

Pool slides can keep your children occupied during the summer holidays. So, consider installing this feature in your luxury inground pool. It costs about $900 to $20,000 to install a pool slide. Although expensive, these features offer value for money.

Summary

The cost of constructing a luxury inground pool varies between $35,000 to $100,000. However, the price varies depending on the pool type, design, and additional water features. If you want to add extra water features, expect to ad $2,000 to $10,000 on top of the pool construction costs.

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Tesla Pool – Automaker Adds Swimming Pool To Charger Station

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One of the primary reasons consumers opt to purchase a Tesla is the robust availability of convenient charging stations. Recently, the automaker has experimented with adding amenities to its charging stations. New cube lounges at a Supercharger station in Germany come equipped with automated coffee, food, and more. Tesla is also adding other options and fun activities for drivers to enjoy while they wait for their vehicles to charge. The newest amenity they’re currently experimenting with is an above ground swimming pool.

A clip of the pool being installed prior to launch was shared with news sources.

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The swimming pool can be used by up to 4 people at a time for 10 minutes, giving folks just enough time to change into their swim suits and enjoy a quick dip while their vehicle charges. There are even Tesla-branded beach balls to play with while they’re swimming in the shipping container style above ground pool.

This promotional popup will open at the Tesla charging station in Hilden, Germany; which incidentally is one of the largest in the country with 40 chargers and 8 superchargers. The pool will be open from Thursday until Sunday. Tesla owners can drop in for a swim from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

What do you think about this idea? Is this something you’d like to see in the United States? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

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Pool Rental App Swimply Is The New Side Hustle For Homeowners

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Pool Rental App Swimply Is The New Side Hustle For Homeowners

Pool rental marketplace Swimply has created the ultimate side hustle for homeowners. Spending upwards of $100,000 to create the ultimate luxury outdoor living area is an investment some are willing to make. This is especially true if one can be confident they will recoup that investment quickly. Renting the pool to friends and neighbors is one smart way to do just that.

The Pool Rental Concept

Pool rentals are sweeping the nation and the innovative online marketplace Swimply is leading the charge. Described as “Airbnb of swimming pools,” Swimply debuted last year. According to the firm, there are over 20,000 swimming pools in all 50 states, as well as in Canada and Australia.

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After recently raising $40M in funding from AirBnB and Lime co-founders last year, Swimply is poised for tremendous growth moving into 2023. The service has been rapidly gaining traction with consumers who are attracted by the ability to rent a swimming pool by the hour.

Renting a pool by the hour may can be very profitable. Swimply has created the marketplace for renting a pool.
Renting a pool by the hour may can be very profitable. Swimply has created the marketplace for renting a pool.

Swimply’s Business Model is Unique

In the sharing economy, Swimply, definitely deserves recognition for their offering. Providing a marketplace that allows buyers and sellers to connect and rent a pool is at the core of the company’s business plan. The model is simple, Swimply takes 15% of the booking fee from hosts and 10% from guests.

Swimply’s pool rental marketplace can be lucrative for hosts and may not be as weird as it sounds. As water recreational facilities were shut down by COVID in the last two years, Swimply has emerged to fill the vacuum. Consequently, the company has grown exponentially.

We spoke with Swimply Co-Founder and COO Asher Weinberger last year about the revolutionary new technology which is connecting homeowners with an open marketplace of consumers looking to rent a backyard for a few hours.

Listen to our conversation on the Pool Magazine podcast:

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Pool Rental Marketplace Grew 5,000% During Covid

After a soft launch back in 2019, Weinberger quickly realized that the public was elated with their offering. “There was a tremendous amount of interest and at the time we could only meet 10 to 15% of the demand,” said Weinberger. “That helped set the stage for us because we learned a lot about what people wanted and how they were using the platform.”

“We caught huge tailwinds in light of Covid and grew roughly 5,000% year over year,” said Weinberger. Since then, Swimply’s marketplace has exploded with consumers searching for a safe recreational experience with friends and loved ones in an open outdoor setting. This has been true both on the guest side and the host side.

Homeowners Look To Monetize Their Pool

It appears that word has definitely begun to spread that renting your pool is a sweet new side hustle. One man in particular recently made the news after he reportedly netted $177,000 just by renting out his pool and backyard.

Jim Battan of West Linn, Oregon, told news sources, “I love to say that the pool has paid for itself and more. I built a man cave last year, and also credit that to my Swimply pool.”

Swimply As a Side Hustle

Being a Swimply host isn’t for everyone, according to Battan. The side hustle does require a fair amount of work on the part of the host. Maintaining the pool between guests involves much more than simply setting out fresh towels. His 26-foot by 18-foot pool and its accompanying pool house has cost him roughly $37,000 in maintenance over the last decade. On a typical week, Battan estimates that he and his wife Lisa spend approximately 12 to 14 hours cleaning and testing the water’s chemicals as well as managing all of their bookings.

“I love the income, but I generally caution people from it,” Battan told reporters. “Unless you’re retired or don’t have a day job, it takes a lot of time to learn about pool chemistry and management. It’s not good enough to just rely on a once-a-week service to come out look at your stuff. I look at my pool chemicals probably five to 10 times a day.”

Renting Your Pool By The Hour Can Be Profitable

It’s also important to note that Battan’s pool represents the best-case scenario. Currently, he’s Swimply’s top earner out of 25,000 pools in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The average host earnings are between $10,000 to $20,000 per year.

Ned Gilardino is another top earner from Aurora, Colorado who is cashing in on the lucrative side hustle. Last year he rented his pool out roughly 500 times clearing close to $50,000 in the process.

“Not only has the extra money paid for the cost of maintaining the pool,” Gilardino told news sources, “it has actually brought in an entire new revenue stream for my family.”

Pool rentals vary by price and can be filtered to meet price, features, and amenities. - Photo Credit: Swimply
Pool rentals vary by price and can be filtered to meet price, features, and amenities. – Photo Credits: Swimply

Homeowners who are looking for MSI’s (multiple sources of income) can certainly put Swimply on their list of resources. Typically most swimming pools on the platform rent between $15 and $75 an hour. However, there appears to be no limit on how much hosts can earn. We’ve seen some pools in premium areas such as Beverly Hills rent for as much as $200 an hour. Those with luxury amenities in their backyard obviously can charge towards the higher end of the spectrum.

Guests can search for an ideal backyard in their price range to throw a pool party and even filter their search to show properties that have specific amenities. Finding a backyard with a fire pit, or an outdoor grilling area, or one that allows pets, is easy. Swimply made it simple to narrow down selections with the ideal features consumers are looking for.

The interface is simple and intuitive to use on both ends. Swimply also made it super easy for homeowners to track their reservations, communicate with guests and quickly get their pool rental up in their easy-to-use marketplace.

Swimply’s Contribution To The Shared Economy

Given that public pools are closing at an alarming rate, Swimply has also started filling a gap in underserved communities, much the way Uber and other sharing economy platforms have.

While the shared economy is a young concept itself; Swimply’s arrival simply ushers something we will undoubtedly see even more of in years to come. Though unexpected and a newcomer; one thing is certain, homeowners and consumers have embraced the concept of renting a pool by the hour.

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Sinkhole in Swimming Pool Kills Man, Swallows Guests

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A man was found dead after being swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up in a private swimming pool. The incident transpired in Israel where authorities are still trying to figure out what caused two men to be swept away by the receding water after a sinkhole sprang up within an inground swimming pool at a private property in central Israel. One was recovered dead at the scene on Thursday afternoon.

The body was located by search crews in the town of Karmei Yosef after a four-hour recovery operation conducted by rescue personnel who were lowered deep underground. The search was hampered by concerns that tunnels extending from the sinkhole could lead to a second collapse.

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It took rescuers several hours of searching before they were able to uncover the body of the man who had gone missing. The other 34-year-old man who had been trapped for some time, was saved and treated for minor injuries to his lower body.

Rescuers worked for hours to find the missing victims body. - Photo Credits: Fire and Rescue Services
Rescuers worked for hours to find the missing victims body. – Photo Credits: Fire and Rescue Services

Employees of a private company were having a pool party when the incident occurred. About 50 people were present at the time of the accident, according to one guest.

“The water level suddenly started receding and a hole opened up, creating a vortex that swept two people inside,” the guest told news sources.

She said a sinkhole opened a vortex formed which swallowed up the victim in a matter of seconds. She yelled at her coworkers to get out of the pool as the sinkhole emerged, but they initially assumed it was a game. Authorities say, fortunately, there were only 6 people in the pool at the time or injuries and casualties could have been far greater.

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“Seconds later, the ground just dropped… I watched two people just disappear,” she added.

According to police, an investigtion into the incident is currently underway, and they plan to find out if the pool was operating with the proper license.

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