Buying a Swimming Pool in Alaska

Alaska is not your typical market for buying or building swimming pools. In a state with few warm and sunny days, it’s difficult to justify buying a pool. However, Alaska home buyers are finding that with proper heating, you can experience the health and exercise benefits of pool ownership that many homeowners throughout the rest of the United States enjoy with their inground swimming pools. Researching Alaska Pool Prices? Keep reading.

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Construction Costs: LOW
Swimming Season: VERY SHORT

Find out what inground swimming pools cost in Alaska
Find out what inground swimming pools cost in Alaska

Very Short Swim Season

You’ll find that you won’t experience many summer days over 60 degrees on average. Most people consider appropriate swimming weather to be 80+ degrees. While outdoor swimming pools are not very popular in Alaska, indoor inground pools and hot tubs certainly are. There’s no feeling in the world like slipping into 100 degree water on a snowy winter day. If you’re installing an outdoor swimming pool, it makes sense to add a hot tub that shares a heating and circulation system with the pool. As a matter of fact, many homeowners in Alaska opt to build a “Spool” or small pool in lieu of larger pools. Small pools all more economical heating usage and if you install water jets you can still swim in them – perhaps you’ve heard of endless pools, plunge pools, or swim spas. There are many different names for essentially the same product.

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How Much Does it Typically Cost to Install an Inground Swimming Pool in Alaska?

While labor costs in Alaska are typically cheaper than found throughout the rest of the country building an outdoor pool will require additional equipment. A quick survey of Alaska pool builders in multiple cities came back with prices that start in the $38,000-$50,000 range which sounds about right for an Inground Swimming Pool in this area of the country. Pool building permits are easy to come by and there are no specific laws pertaining to mandatory fencing – but costs for building a pool in Alaska could be typically higher if you factor in the following: Alaska Pool Buyers find that adding on essential elements such as heating units, automatic pool covers, and wind breaks can significantly drive up the price in the total cost of building an inground pool in Alaska. If you’re planning to build an indoor swimming pool, expect to pay 20% more on the total cost of your pool installation.

Average Alaska Pool Prices start at $38,000-$50,000 for a basic inground pool. Check prices from local pool contractors below.

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