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A pool loan calculator can show you potential monthly payments and total interest costs, based on the loan amount, interest rate and repayment term you choose.
Use this calculator to see your monthly pool loan payments and determine what an affordable loan looks like.
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Pool loan calculator
Pool loan calculation examples
Here are two pool loan examples. The amount, repayment term and APR you input will give you different monthly payments, total interest and total amount repaid.
Understanding your pool loan calculator results
Monthly payment: What you can expect to pay each month. A longer term can lower your monthly payments, but it will also increase the total interest.
Estimated total interest: The total amount of interest you’ll pay over the lifetime of the loan. Your interest rate is based primarily on things like your credit score, income and debts. The loan’s amount, term and purpose can also affect the rate.
Total amount repaid: The amount of money you'll have repaid at the end of the loan. This number depends on the amount you borrow and your interest rate.
How much does it cost to build a pool?
An in-ground pool costs $35,000 or more on average, according to HomeAdvisor, while an above-ground pool can run you from $700 to $3,600. The price can vary based on the size of the pool and the materials you use.
Pool loan rates
When you finance with a personal loan, your annual percentage rate can be anywhere from 6% to 36%, and some lenders will finance up to $100,000 over a two- to 12-year repayment term.
Your credit score is an important factor lenders consider when they decide your loan amount and rate. Lenders also review your income and existing debt when you apply for a loan.
How's your credit?
How to compare pool loans
Here are a few features to consider as you compare offers.
APRs: A loan’s APR is the best apples-to-apples comparison for personal loans because it includes the interest rate and other fees a lender charges. Use this number to compare offers between loans or to compare a personal loan with another financing option, like a home equity loan.
Repayment terms: Most personal loan terms span from about two to seven years, but some lenders offer extended repayment terms on home improvement loans. Your repayment term determines your monthly payment and the loan’s total interest costs.
Funding time: Many lenders say they can fund a loan the day your application is approved or the following day. Most loans are funded within a week.
Ability to pre-qualify: A lender may let you pre-qualify to see your potential rate, loan amount and repayment term without affecting your credit score. You can pre-qualify with multiple lenders at once on NerdWallet to gather estimates of your monthly pool loan payments.
More on home improvement financing
Learn more about financing options: Home equity vs. personal loans: What's the difference?
Which financing option is right for me? Use our decision tool to find the best way to pay for your home improvement project
What rate should you expect? Learn about loan options based on your credit score