Cost To Build A Community Pool

Community pools are a great way for people to come together and enjoy themselves. They’re also a great way for people to learn how to swim, which can be a lifesaving skill. But building a community pool is not an easy task. It requires careful planning and the right tools.

First, you need to find out what materials are available in your area. Then you’ll have to make sure that they’re compatible with each other—if you mix cement with metal or plastic, it won’t work as well. Then, once you’ve figured out what materials are available, you should start building immediately so that your community can get their new swimming hole as soon as possible.

Once you’ve built the pool itself, it’s important that you build up security around it so that no one can get hurt by falling into it or having someone else fall into it accidentally (or on purpose). You’ll also want to make sure there are no potential hazards around the pool—this means checking for sharp objects like glass or metal nails from construction materials before using them on your project. Finally, make sure there isn’t anything harmful nearby like poison ivy or poison oak nearby where people might accidentally touch it while swimming past without realizing what happens.

The cost to build a community pool depends on several factors, including the size and shape of the structure. You should also consider site preparation costs and construction materials when budgeting for this project. A basic concrete-walled pool with no amenities can cost as little as \$20,000 to install, while an elaborate facility with multiple waterfalls and other features could cost upwards of \$1 million.

Overall pool cost

If you’re looking to build a public pool, the cost will vary depending on the size of the pool and any amenities it has. A community pool can cost anywhere from $50,000 to $1 million to install. This is just a rough estimate—the actual amount will largely depend on your city’s specifications for pools and what features you want yours to have. The average price of building a community pool is between $100,000 and $300,000, depending on how large/complex it is. A smaller neighborhood facility could be built for as little as $25 per square foot—or less than \$100K total with design fees included.

Site preparation

Site preparation is the first step in building a new pool, and can cost up to 25% of the total project cost. This refers to grading, drainage, and utilities (such as water lines) that are required to build on your property. It’s best to complete this before construction begins so that you don’t have to worry about footing or utility costs during construction.

While site prep will differ depending on the terrain of your property, here’s a look at some common steps in preparing for pool construction:

  • Grading: In order for there not be any problems with drainage when it rains or snows, grading is needed (i.e., leveling out high spots). This also ensures that all areas around your pool are flat enough for proper drainage—which protects against flooding—and prevents erosion from causing damage over time.
  • Draining: In addition to grading being done properly so that water drains away from the house instead of towards it, it may also be necessary for pipes or other underground utilities within a certain distance from where excavation will take place (usually within 50 feet). You’ll need permission from these entities before beginning any digging work.

Once these things have been taken care of ahead of time by professionals who know what they’re doing, then you’ll be ready when actual construction starts later on down this road…

Pool construction

The construction phase for your pool will be the most expensive part of building a pool. During this time, you’ll want to do some research on how much it’s going to cost you to build your community pool. You can find a rough approximation by looking at similar pools in your area, but keep in mind that the actual price will vary depending on the size and depth of your own pool.

The construction process generally takes between three and six months (or longer), so if possible, try not to start until after summer ends so that you don’t have any unexpected surprises come fall when everyone wants their backyard back again.

Pool fixtures and features

Fixtures and features can add up quickly. A spray deck alone can cost between $10,000 to $30,000. This includes the construction of an elevated deck with a surrounding fence and benches or chairs. Other popular features include a lazy river and water slide, which might cost you anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 for each.

In addition to these large-scale amenities that will make your pool stand out from the rest of the community’s pools, there are smaller additions that are worth considering as well:

  • Lighting around the pool area ($1,500)
  • Glass block retaining wall along one side of the pool ($2 per linear foot)

Doors, Windows, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Doors, windows and trim are a major part of any new construction and therefore should be included in the cost of building a community pool. When discussing the costs associated with doors, windows, and trimwork it’s important to note that these items are often customized based on each project’s specific needs.

Beyond this customization aspect, there is also some variation in terms of what exactly constitutes “doors” versus “windows.” In general terms, window installation can refer to anything from single-pane casements all the way up through full-scale bay windows. However, when we talk about doors we’re usually referring only to single-leaf entry doors that open into a house or business—not fully enclosed rooms like bathrooms or kitchens. This means that if you want fancy French doors inside your home then they’ll likely add more than just mere aesthetics: they’ll increase overall construction costs by quite a bit as well.

Likewise with cabinetry; while this word might conjure images of finely crafted desks made by hand centuries ago (and designed specifically for use with computers), it does not necessarily mean just one type or style of furniture—though there certainly is variety here too.

Interior Finishes

Interior finishes such as tile, stone, and wood can make a big difference in the look and feel of your pool. A well-finished pool floor or wall is attractive and comfortable to be around; it also helps keep the water clean. While most people choose tile for their interior surfaces because it’s durable and easy to clean, there are also other options available that might better suit your personal tastes:

  • Stone: Natural stone tiles such as travertine or flagstone add warmth to any space. They’re often used on walls because they can easily be cut into different shapes or sizes depending on how you want them installed.
  • Tile: Ceramic tiles come in many colors and styles so that you can find something that complements both the existing decor of your home as well as the color scheme of your pool area specifically. You might consider using several different kinds of tile as part of an overall design concept for an accent wall or flooring pattern (such as checkerboard).
  • Wood: Some homeowners prefer natural materials like cedar because they’re good at resisting mold growth – but this does mean cleaning them requires more effort than other alternatives like vinyl sheeting would require.

Drywall Insulation

Drywall insulation is a type of insulation that is installed in the walls of a house. Drywall insulation is made from a mixture of paper and glue. It is used to insulate the walls of a house and keep them warm during winter, while keeping them cool during summer.

You can use drywall insulation as an alternative to traditional fibreglass or rock wool insulation as it costs less but still provides excellent thermal performance when compared to other types of building materials.

HVAC, Humidity, and Lighting

HVAC: In addition to the heat produced by your pool, you’ll need a heating and cooling system. This will keep your pool water at an appropriate temperature and humidity levels consistent with those of public swimming pools. Humidity control is essential, as most people don’t want their hair to frizz or their clothes to wrinkle every time they get out of the water. Lighting: Making sure that your pool is well-lit will make it safer for swimmers and less likely that they’ll hurt themselves while swimming after dark.

Lighting costs depend on how much light you want in your pool area, but generally range between $2-$3 per square foot. If you need help calculating costs related specifically to lighting see “How Much Does Pool Lighting Cost?”


Plumbing is one of the most significant costs when building a community pool. The plumbing system you choose will depend on the size, shape, and type of pool that you want to build. A more complex system with features like waterfalls may cost more than $8,000; however, a basic system can be built for as little as $2,000.

A community pool can cost as much as \$1 million to install, generally.

A community pool can cost as much as \$1 million to install, generally. This is not a fixed price, but it’s a good starting point. Costs will vary depending on the size of the pool, its location, and other factors.


As you can see, building a community pool is not cheap. However, it can be very rewarding for the whole family and the community as well. The average construction cost of a swimming pool is \$1 million, but this will depend on its size and location. It’s also important to note that these estimates do not include landscaping costs or maintenance expenses. When planning your new backyard oasis, start with an idea of what level of quality and luxury you want before making any decisions about installation materials such as tile finishes or custom features like hot tubs or waterfalls.

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