Costs & Considerations for Building a Pool in Osa, Costa Rica

Whether you are a lodging provider or homeowner in Uvita or the greater Costa Ballena region, having a pool can be a deciding factor for prospective guests or renters. When deciding whether or not to install a pool on your property, it’s important to take some specifics into consideration before actually starting with the construction of the pool.

Location of the pool

Firstly and most importantly, you need to consider where the pool will be installed. The location is important because if there is a lot of rainfall in the area and flooding can be an issue, so it’s crucial to ensure that there is proper elevation to protect the pool from hazards such as flooding.

Likewise, depending on the location of the property and the elevation, or lack of elevation present, it’s possible that there will need to be some modifications to the land prior to starting the pool construction process, or consider a specific type of pool. For example, if there the property where the pool is to be installed is at or near sea level, it’s very possible that an above-ground or partially above-ground pool will be the best option.

Pool size

The size of the pool will be in-part determined by the area designated for the pool as well as any land-specific characteristics such as elevation, which could play a factor in the depth of the pool.

The budget will also play a role in determining the size of the pool, because not only will construction costs increase with its size, so will ongoing operational and maintenance costs. While the manual labor costs of maintenance shouldn’t fluctuate too much, the operational costs are likely to increase significantly with the size of the pool. Operational costs to account for include, the electricity usage from the water pump, the amount of water, and any chemical products.

Costa Rica swimming pool
Swimming pool

Pool safety

Pool safety is a major issue, especially if the pool is going to be available to guests, renters, and more so the public at large.

Investing in pool safety equipment and caution signs are highly recommended. Perhaps one of the most important steps in the prevention of pool accidents is to inform its users of the pool rules, proper pool use, and risks associated with its use.

Cost of installing a pool in Uvita

The cost of installing a swimming pool at your home or lodge will depend on a number of factors, including location, size, and the type of pool to be installed (prefabricated vs custom build). But to give you an idea a 12 square meter (4m x 3m) custom built pool can range between $12,000 and $15,000 US dollars.

If you are looking to build in Uvita, we are an experienced construction company that has installed custom built pools for home and business owners alike. Contact us if you have any questions about pool installation or building in Uvita.

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