For a luxurious pool like the one at the right, you have the option of several bells and whistles. The coping around the edge can be done in a classy, rounded “bullnose” shape that’s easy on the hands. A glass perimeter and water auto-leveller together achieve the illusion of a true infinity edge. A raised “tanning shelf” a foot below the surface gives you the option of putting patio furniture right in the pool so you can catch some rays while surrounded by water. A cabana for changing is a nice final touch.
Concrete pool (specifically, dry gunite): $100,000
Limestone coping: $10,000
“Visual infinity edge”: $7,000
Tiled tanning shelf: $10,000
Pebble Tec premium finish: $9,000
Pool subtotal: $136,000
Plus around $50,000 for custom patio constructed in acid-washed concrete and artificial turf.
Total: $190,000 (approx.)