Guide to Inground Pools in Oklahoma

Considerations and Costs

The decision to install an inground pool in your home is a big one. As a new, permanent feature on your property, everything must be planned with precision from beginning to end. To make the right decisions, you must be informed about the process. Here is a guide to the considerations and costs associated with building an inground pool in Oklahoma.

Pool Design

Today, the design options when it comes to pools are limitless. Gone are the days when your choices are oval-and-blue or rectangle-and-blue. The design process for a brand new inground pool includes considerations of size, shape, depth, color, materials, and a variety of custom features.

One of the benefits of working with a professional pool designer is that you can get the pool of your dreams, without the restrictions of a ready-made pool shell. The costs are comparable, but the added enjoyment for you and your family is priceless.


At Nelson, we know that the location of your pool is of the utmost importance. The perfect spot must have the right amount of shade vs. sunshine that you and your family are looking for. You must think about a variety of situations that may occur in the future, such as how your pool might affect outdoor entertaining or the safety of younger family members.

Along with convenience and privacy, zoning and HOA restrictions must be researched. Nelson Landscaping takes care of this entire area, from logistics to buried utilities and more. If you have a previously installed sprinkler system, we can handle the relocation. Septic systems? Easements? Tree removals? No problem.  

Oklahoma Weather

The weather in Oklahoma is like nowhere else and provides unique challenges. During late fall and early winter, it is possible to keep your pool open through the use of a pool heater. In central Oklahoma communities like OKC, Edmond, and Nichols Hills, the harshest part of the winter usually arrives in February. During this time, your outdoor inground pool will need to be closed and covered. Our designers know about the unique nature of Oklahoma weather and will make sure you are well-prepared for every season. 

Inground Pool Costs

When you’ve never had a home pool before, it is difficult to estimate the costs associated with installation and maintenance. While online calculators can help you get a ballpark estimate, there’s no substitute for a professional quote.

As a family-owned local business, Nelson Landscaping knows the answers to many of the questions you have regarding costs. These figures can be easily calculated after a quick examination of your property and family needs. We will also examine variables like soil composition, wind exposure, and overall landscaping needs, giving you a complete estimate of associated expenses.

Saltwater vs. Chlorine Pools and More

For decades, most inground pools in Oklahoma have used chlorine to keep the water clean. This is still a popular option, but new technology has given way to some alternatives to consider. Saltwater pools use salt chlorine generators to eliminate the traditional chlorine/bromine smell and require different maintenance equipment. A variety of other cleaning systems are available, and Nelson’s pool installation experts can help you decide which is best for your family.

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