What is included in the initial cost of purchasing a pool?

Your new pool’s cost will include the materials and equipment based on the overall size of the pool area and features desired. Standard pricing will also vary based on ease of access, municipal requirements, ground topography and local permit costs. Much of the initial expense will be based on what is called the "hardscape". Hardscape is what is placed around the pool. The size and materials used in decks, patios, waterfalls, gazebos, planter walls and many other features can be simple or complex. You have the greatest influence on the total budget based on the design of your hardscape.