If you’re in the market for an inground pool, one of the first things you’ll do is get quotes from swimming pool contractors. When comparing estimates from various pool installers, it’s important to understand what each quote includes, and what each contractor is offering. Be also aware of what is not included, so that you can properly compare quotes and not be surprised with the total bill that is much higher than what you had initially budgeted for your swimming pool.
As we have outlined in our article on how much it costs to install an inground pool in Ontario, there are base fixed costs (e.g. the pool itself) and variable costs (e.g. pool spas, landscaping) for pool installations. But within each of these are a lot of components that may or may not be spelled out in your pool quote. When comparing estimates from various pool installers, it is important to know upfront what are included in these quotes and what items are potential extra expenses so that you don’t get surprised after the digging has begun.