The total cost of building an indoor pool incorporates many aspects of the construction process. In essence, building a swimming pool is the same principle as paying for both an extension on your house, as well as the cost of the pool itself.

Listed below is a quick summary of some of the rough costings involved. However, these are subject to each client’s requirements and could exceed or fall below the prices listed, depending on what work is required:

  1. Building Costs.

The building costs involved are approximately £800 – £2,000 per m2 of the building area. It’s also important to bear in mind that the minimum building size will exceed the pool size by 1m in width and 2m in length, plus 9m2 for the plant room.

  1. Pool Cost.

The price of the pool itself ranges between £1,500 – £3,000 per m2 of the swim area. The price you pay will depend on a number of factors, including its specification, depth and pool type.

  1. Pool Cover.

The cover you choose for your pool is up to you, with prices ranging between £1,000 and £16,000. The choices range from a floating bubble cover through to an automatic floating safety cover. These are, however, mandatory as they stop moisture from damaging the building.

  1. Air Handling.

The air handling costs are approximately £175 – £250 per m3 of the building volume. This will depend on the amount of glass within the building and the required height of the building. It is possible to save money on air handling systems by using non-ducted units, which cost between £4,000 and £12,000. You can find out more about these here.

Cost Breakdown Example

The example below illustrates the price breakdown of a medium pool specification and building, built to a medium level of quality.

  1. Building

12m x 5m = 60m2

60m2 + 9m2 = 69m2

69m2 x £1,200 = £82,800.

  1. Pool

10m x 4m = 40m2

40m2 x £1,500 = £60,000.

  1. Cover

Floating white automatic safety cover = £12,000.

  1. Air handling

12m (L) x 5m (W) x 2.4m (H) = 144m3

144m3 x £175 = £25,200.

  1. Total Cost = £180,000.



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