Young swimmer reaching for dollar bill underwater Home swimming pools are often viewed as the height of luxury. Because of the stature that’s often associated with pools, many people assume pool installation comes with a hefty price tag. You might be surprised to learn that custom swimming pool design and construction from B&B Custom Pools may cost less than you think. Here, we detail the factors that go into swimming pool costs and the strategic tactics we use to keep costs down for our customers.

Factors Affecting Swimming Pool Cost

Several factors contribute to the overall price tag of a swimming pool. These are the primary considerations:


One of the most significant aspects impacting pool cost is size. In most cases, the bigger the swimming pool, the more you can expect it to cost. The reason for the price increase is that as the size of the swimming pool increases, so does the need for materials. Additionally, more excavation and soil removal may be necessary to accommodate the larger pool size, which can increase costs.

Ground Condition

The area where you plan to have your swimming pool installed plays a role in determining costs. Before swimming pool contractors break ground, they will inspect the condition of the job site. This prep work is intended to identify any potential obstacles that could impact construction. If there are any trees or large boulders that would impede the installation of the pool, they must be removed, which raises costs. If the ground slopes, this can also increase the price of swimming pool installation.

Additional Features

Customers can choose a wide variety of additional features to include in their swimming pool design. These add-ons help enhance a customer’s experience and make their new swimming pool unique to their needs. Choosing to outfit your new pool with more features will increase overall costs.


Many customers choose to upgrade their landscaping when having a pool installed. Doing so helps to create a cohesive design that flows naturally. Customers can opt to embellish their property with numerous landscaping enhancements, such as these:

If you choose to add any of these landscaping upgrades, you can expect the price tag to increase.

Our Cost-Effective Strategies

At B&B Custom Pools, we strive to make swimming pools affordable for all clients. Our team possesses the expertise to ensure every step of the project goes right, which helps to avoid any unexpected costs. In addition, we employ various techniques to keep costs down:

Using Gunite

B&B Custom Pools uses gunite to create a pool shell in almost any shape desired. Gunite is a substance made from a mixture of cement, water, and sand. Unlike pool materials that are created using pre-constructed molds in a warehouse or factory, gunite pools are made on-site. Gunite pools also don’t require a pool liner, which helps keep costs down.

CAD Design

To speed up the design process, our team uses computer-aided design (CAD) software. This advanced tool allows our team to create accurate renderings of what a client’s property could look like. The software eliminates the threat of design errors, helping make the process go quicker and smoother.

Acquisition of Permits

Part of our process involves securing all necessary approvals and permits. Our staff handles documentation and makes certain all paperwork is in order. This allows the project to proceed efficiently.

Pool Installation You Can Trust at B&B Custom Pools

B&B Custom Pools serves residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and the greater Wyoming Valley areas in Pennsylvania. We also serve Warren County, New Jersey. Committed to keeping swimming pool costs down, we offer convenient financing to help make costs more manageable. For more information regarding the costs of pool installation, or about our services, contact us today.