- Ceramic pool tiles average at $15-$90 per square metre
- Glass pool tiles average at $70+ per square metre
- Natural stone tiles average at $70+ per square metre
- Mosaic tiles average at $35-$80 per square metre
(Prices according to OneFlare )
If the last few years of Australian heat has you considering your very own swimming pool, then let's swim through some ballpark figures, to be sure it fits within your budget.
The exact cost of a swimming pool in Australia will depend on a variety of things but the biggest difference is in comparing above ground vs. in-ground pools:
If you're looking to design a unique project and have a large budget, then it's absolutely worth hiring an architect to help you design the space you want.
Architects may charge between $70-$150+ per hour.
When looking at designing a pool these are the things you should take into consideration:
Lights are an affordable add-on to your pool project and bring pools a certain luxury appeal, especially at night. However ongoing costs are something to consider, so you want lights that are energy efficient.
You also might want to invest in add-ons like a water feature for your pool, which generally range from $1,500-$8,000 depending on the size and complexity of the system.
Excavating the space to put in your pool means digging up truckloads of your lawn, so you will have to consider lawn and yard replacement in addition to the actual excavation costs.
Excavation can cost you anywhere between $1,350 and $12,000 depending on your pool type, size, shape, access to your backyard, soil conditions and material disposal. However, this can become more costly depending on the complexity of your design choices and level of customisation.
It is an absolute necessity by law in Australia to install fencing around your swimming pool and expectedly price will be greater, as the size of the pool gets larger. Hipages offers fencing safety regulations, fencing options and expected quotes for each:
Landscaping also depends on how much lawn or garden you want to be left over after you install your pool and construct a BBQ or deck area, for example. As a frame of reference, you should expect to pay between $50-$70 per hour for landscaping work.
Decking & Furniture
According to quotes comparison site, ServiceSeeking, pool decking can cost between $3,600-$11,500, which again depends on the size and materials chosen.
Outdoor furniture like pool lounges for example can range from $500-$3,000, but you can also shop for second-hand or vintage pieces that will save you a chunk of money. If you’re looking for a luxury look try Outdoor Elegance or King living.
Time & Satisfaction
The most important piece of your pool building puzzle and the biggest cost will be your happiness at the end of the build. It’s super important you get several quotes from builders in your area, so you are sure your builder knows exactly what you want and works well with you.
In the meantime, find yourself some inspiration for your upcoming pool build project.