Cost of building a swimming pool in Kenya


The cost of building a swimming pool in Kenya depends on many factors. But if you want to build one, you must set aside more than Ksh 2 million. The cost can go to as high as Ksh 30 million. Below we will discuss some of the factors that affect the cost of building a swimming pool in Kenya.

—-Nature of the ground

If the ground is rocky, you’ll have to spend a lot of money to dig it.If it’s sloppy with huge roots, the work will also be a lot.

Most swimming pools are built on the ground and for it to cost less, the ground should be favourable.There are also roof top swimming pools which are relatively cheaper to construct.

—-Intended use

How are you going to use the swimming pool? The intended purpose will also determine the amount to spend in building it.A swimming pool intended for private use will be small and less costly. But for the public, hotel or any other business the cost will be higher.

—-Size of the swimming pool

The bigger the size, the higher the cost. Small sized normal swimming pools will cost less. If a swimming pool is 50 Mtrs X 25 Metres, it will cost you up to Ksh 30 million.

—Type and design of the swimming pool

The design of the swimming pool is also a major contributor to the total cost of building. A sophisticated swimming pool will cost more than the normal swimming pool.

—-Materials used

If you use cheap materials, you will definitely spend less to construct the swimming pool. But cheap is expensive. Always go for high quality materials.


The cost of building a swimming pool in Nairobi is higher than in Bungoma.There are extra costs involved like licensing and labour.

Below is a table of our swimming pool construction costs in Kenya shillings:

Size (Meters)Labor Contract
Full Contract
4 Mtrs X 8 Mtrs700,0002,000,000 – 2,500,000
10 Mtrs X 5 Mtrs800,0002,600,000 – 3,000,000
12 Mtrs X 6 Mtrs950,0003,000,000 – 3,500,000
15 Mtrs X 7.5 Mtrs1,200,0003,300,000 – 4,000,000
18 Mtrs X 9 Mtrs1,600,0005,000,000 – 5,600,000
20 Mtrs X 10 Mtrs1,800,0006,500,000 – 6,900,000
25 Mtrs X 12.5 Mtrs2,000,00012,00,000 – 15,000,000
50 Mtrs X 25 Mtrs3,000,00022,000,000 – 30,000,000


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