Buying a Swimming Pool in South Dakota

South Dakota has been called the gem American Midwest. The rolling plains of the prairies give way to the majestic Black Hills, home of the iconic Mt. Rushmore. South Dakota homeowners typically reside on much larger sized lots allowing for some seriously over the top inground swimming pools. However given that it’s one of our northern most states and it’s short summers you will only find 3 months in the calendar in which to fully enjoy an outdoor inground swimming pool in South Dakota. Still, that doesn’t stop South Dakota pool buyers from building residential pools to enjoy during the summer months. Researching South Dakota Pool Prices? Keep reading.

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Construction Costs: VERY LOW
Swimming Season: SHORT

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What do inground swimming pools cost in South Dakota? Let’s find out.

Short Swim Season

Whether you live in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or Aberdeen – odds are that if you live in South Dakota, you’ll be be able to use your pool typically from the end of May until around the end of August. Pool buyers in South Dakota typically opt to add on a pool heater to extend their swim season past Labor Day. We also see many homeowners adding on an automatic pool cover to protect their investment during the off-season. Other popular features South Dakota pool buyers add are hot tubs located within close proximity to the house for use during the winter months.

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


Construction costs for installing an inground swimming pool in South Dakota are much cheaper than what you’ll typically find around the rest of the country. A quick survey of South Dakota 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. Many homeowners opt to install an indoor swimming pool so that may pad costs a bit. The building permit process for installing a pool in South Dakota are easier in comparison to most states but there are special rules and regulations about installing a perimeter fence around your pool, so plan to spend a bit there as well. We hope you find these tips helpful but always consult with a professional swimming pool contractor first.

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

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