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If you are looking for the best in ground swimming pool builder in the state of Michigan you have come to the right place. www.bluehawaiianpoolsofmichigan.com Is Michigan’s 1st choice when it comes to creating a beautiful back yard paradise. I am here to help build the best in ground swimming pool project for you and your family. You as my customer are the single most important person when it comes to planning and building your dream swimming pool project. I want to take the time to help you choose the perfect swimming pool just for you.

There are three main types of in ground swimming pools. The first type of swimming pool I am going to talk about is Fiberglass. The biggest benefit of owning an inground fiberglass swimming pool is the time it takes to maintain the pool shell, and the cost associated with the maintenance. Fiberglass swimming pools have all the custom steps, benches, and ledges built in so you don’t have the costly add on like you do with vinyl and concrete/gunite. Over the first 15 year’s of owning an in ground fiberglass swimming pool you will save between $15,000 and $25,000 compared to owning an in ground vinyl liner or an in ground concrete swimming pool. Fiberglass is the perfect pool for customers who like low maintenance and low cost. The biggest down fall of owning a fiberglass swimming pool is there are only a limited amount of shapes and sizes each manufacture has around 50 or so shells to choose from, these sizes will range from as small as a 10′ wide by 20′ long (Small), to a 16′ wide by 40′ long (Large). The cost associated for a basic fiberglass installation will includes: planning and permits (some townships require engineered drawing for an additional cost), scheduling, excavation work, back fill materials, hauling out the spoils, setting and leveling the fiberglass shell, Water tanker to fill the pool, installing the pump, filter, lights, chlorine feeder, equipment pad, and plumbing from the swimming pool to the equipment pad, electrical hook up 90’of run, scheduling inspections, rough grade, and 3’concrete surround. Fiberglass swimming pools with this basic install package will range in cost from $35,000.00 to $55,000.00 depending on the size of the fiberglass shell and the topography of your yard.

The next in ground swimming pool we are going to talk about is an in ground vinyl liner swimming pool. The biggest advantage of building an inground vinyl liner swimming pool is the initial cost of the vinyl kit. An inground vinyl liner kit will cost $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 less than a fiberglass shell depending on size. This is where you will save big money in the beginning. The next huge advantage is that you have endless design capability! If you can dream it we can build it. Most common sizes for an in ground vinyl liner swimming pool are 14’x28′, 16’x32′, 18’x36′ and 20’x40′ but are not limited to these sizes. The biggest down fall to vinyl liner swimming pools is that you will have to replace the liner every 10 years give or take a few years depending on how well you keep up on the pool chemistry. The cost associated for a basic vinyl liner installation will includes: planning and permits (some townships require engineered drawing for an additional cost), scheduling, excavation work, installing steel or polymer walls, Concrete footing around the base of the pool walls, concrete custom floor, back fill materials, hauling out the spoils, ordering and installing vinyl liner, Water tanker to fill the pool, installing the pump, filter, lights, chlorine feeder, equipment pad, and plumbing from the swimming pool to the equipment pad, electrical hook up 90’of run, scheduling inspections, rough grade, and 3’concrete surround. Vinyl liner swimming pools with this basic install package will range in cost from $30,000.00 to $45,000.00 depending on the size, design, and depth of the swimming pool. The topography of your yard will always play a factor.

The last type of in ground swimming pool we are going to talk about is an in ground Gunite/Concrete swimming pool.
I tell my customer gunite swimming pools are the custom pool projects that have endless design and feature capability. Concrete/Gunite swimming pools are you best option if you want a bar inside your swimming pool. Concrete swimming pools will give you the WOW factor with all the different options you can add to make it unique. The biggest down fall of owning an inground gunite/concrete swimming pool is the maintenance, Heating, and resurfacing cost witch can be substantial. There are no typical sizes for a concrete/gunite swimming pool because they are all custom built to spec. The cost associated for a basic concrete/gunite swimming pool installation will includes: planning and permits (some townships require engineered drawing for an additional cost), scheduling, excavation work, back fill materials, hauling out the spoils, installing #3 rebar 1’x1′ squares and reinforced steps and corners, Gunite installed to spec. 8″ walls 12″ floor and coping, custom tile, Water tanker to fill the pool, installing the pump, filter, lights, chlorine feeder, equipment pad, and plumbing from the swimming pool to the equipment pad, electrical hook up 90’of run, scheduling inspections, rough grade, and 3’concrete surround. Gunite/concrete swimming pools with this basic installation package will range in cost from $45,000.00 to $65,000.00 depending on the size depth and options added to the gunite shell. The topography of your yard and soil conditions. Call 248-525-9503 for your estimate.