When you think of inground swimming pools, Michigan is not the first state that comes to mind. That’s because the Great Lake state features one of the coldest lowest average temperatures in the whole country – still that doesn’t stop Michigan home owners from enjoying their pool during the summer months. An abbreviated swim season is probably why so many Michigan pool buyers opt to add on an additional pool heater during their pool construction. Researching Michigan Pool Prices? Keep reading.
Construction Costs: HIGH
Swimming Season: SHORT
Compared to other states (even in the MidWest) warmer temperatures are short lived in Michigan. Swim season normally begins somewhere around June and (depending on your tolerance for chilly water) ends around Labor Day. Still, Michigan is known for it’s Indian Summers so you may see some years where you’re able to use your pool well into October.
Prices for pool installation in Michigan can vary dramatically from area to area. Labor costs for pool construction remain comparatively low in conjunction with the rest of the country.
A quick survey of Michigan 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. Obtaining permits can be tricky, the exact permit process differs from city to city – so check with a seasoned pool builder that has experience in this regard. There are also specific laws in regards to fencing. For Michigan residential inground pools must have a fencing enclosure at least 5 feet tall, so you’ll definitely want to factor this additional cost as well.
Average Michigan Pool Prices start at $38,000-$50,000 for a basic inground pool. Check prices from local pool contractors below.
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