If you go to a fiberglass pool company website, you can find a list of sizes, shapes and maybe in some cases you can find a list of prices (of course this won’t include excavation and other extras), but how much does a gunite pool cost? Let me tell you that you won’t find a pool company that offers this service with a list of prices and I will explain you why.
Unlike all the pre made options (no matter the material), a gunite pool will have infinite variations because they are custom made, which means that the owners will decide the size, shape, type of tile, plaster, coping, size of patio, and water features like waterfall, grotto, slide, sun shelf, and so forth.
The other factor you need to consider when thinking about a custom gunite swimming pool is that is usually in ground, therefore, excavation is required and in San Antonio and Hill Country you will find different kind of surfaces, some more rocky than others, which affects the final price.
But let’s have an example of a swimming space with regular excavations process, for example a 12′ x 15′ rectangular shape, with the best equipment, first quality materials, cost efficient with nothing else additional. During this summer 2022, considering the crazy gas prices and the current inflation that has affected everything in the construction business, a plunge bath with this characteristics would cost close to $60,000 dollars in San Antonio and its surroundings. I don’t want to talk about US national price because every city and state is different and maybe in California you’ll find a more expensive space and in other cities can be cheaper.
Would you like waterfall or grotto, maybe a sun shelf? That’s extra. Basically a pool can be easily more expensive than a house if you think about that some of them are built to become a paradise inside the residence.
But of course, some of the features can wait, like a hot tub or a waterfall, but LED lights or any feature that requires electrical work or plumbing has to be donde from the very beginning.
The bright side is that a custom gunite pool will last many, many years and you can always update it, something that won’t happen with a pre made plunge. It’s a difficult choice, but if you and your family are planning to build your own water space, contact us and we can talk more about the design and your own needs and after this we’ll be happy to give you a quote.