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Installing a pool in your backyard is an exciting — but costly — adventure. Choosing the right company to work with is important to save money and ensure your new purchase lasts. We researched the best pool builders in Kansas City to help make your relaxation dream a reality.

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Blue World Pools
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  • Installation services included
  • Econoline, Midline & Classic pools
  • Several different financing options available

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Jandy Pro Series
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  • Professional grade pool equipment
  • Product warranties available
  • Reach customer support via chat, phone or email
  • Register your products online for best customer service

Jandy Pro Series is a pool and spa product brand headquartered in Vista, California and founded in1958. In 2007, Jandy became a member of the Zodiac Pool Systems family of brands. Jandy offers a full line of professional-grade pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, valves, lights, automation systems and more.

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Pool design and installation in Kansas City

Kansas City skyline

The first major decision when deciding to install a pool is choosing between an inground pool or above ground pool. There are multiple factors to consider, including the long-term value, how often you’ll use the pool and the size of your yard.

If you live in a Kansas City suburb such as Overland Park or Parkville, you’re likely to have more yard space to install an inground pool. Because these pools are often larger, they can become a social hub for families in your neighborhood. Inground pools also give your property value a significant boost, especially for big homes such as those in the Ward Parkway neighborhood.

If you live in KC metro, however, an above ground pool may be a better option because of its smaller size less permanent construction. Other pros and cons of the two types are:

Inground pools vs. above ground pools in Kansas City

Inground pool Above ground pool
  • More variety in styles and options
  • Longer-lasting
  • Cheaper and faster installation
  • Easily maintained/repaired
  • More expensive to build
  • Requires more maintenance
  • Not as customizable
  • Generally smaller
Best for
  • Adding long-term value to your home
  • Creating a centerpiece for your backyard
  • Nonpermanent installation
  • Wading/relaxing
  • Diving boards
  • Patio areas
  • Wrap-around decks
  • Ladders
Average cost $25,000 - $100,000 $1,000 - $10,000

A pool builder works directly with you to figure out what options are best for your home and budget, whether that be an above ground pool with a wrap-around deck or an extensively landscaped inground pool that becomes the focal point of your backyard.

Inground pools can be built with a variety of materials, which vary in cost, durability and ease of maintenance.

Inground pool construction materials in Kansas City

  • Concrete pools are the easiest to customize to fit your landscaping vision but are also the costliest. They’re very durable, but because concrete is a porous material, these pools require the most work to maintain a safe pH balance and remove algae.
  • Fiberglass pools are prebuilt by the manufacturer and have very few customization options, but they do come in many shapes and sizes. These pools require less maintenance because of their virtually nonporous design. They can also be quickly installed and are very durable.
  • Vinyl pools are the cheapest option for homeowners and are fairly customizable. However, they’re less durable — vinyl liners must be replaced every four to seven years, which adds more long-term costs than other options. There is also room for algae growth where the plastic attaches to vinyl, which requires more hands-on cleaning.

Once your pool is built or installed, you may have additional costs for extra features. Some options, such as building a wrap-around deck for an above ground pool or landscaping for an inground pool, are optional. Most Kansas City counties require you to have a barrier around the pool, so you may need to pay for a fence.

Maintaining a pool in Kansas City

Maintenance costs for pools vary based on the type. Above ground pools are generally smaller and less complex, which makes them much easier to maintain. In general, both inground and above ground pools require skimming and vacuuming the water for insects and leaves. You’ll also need to maintain a chemical balance that is safe for swimming.

Materials and supplies you’ll need to maintain your pool include:

  • Chemical test kit and balancers
  • Telescoping pole
  • Pool net and leaf rake
  • Vacuum (head and hose)
  • Algae brush
  • Pool cover

Choosing a pool contractor in Kansas City

Because of the expense involved in installing a pool, it’s important to work with a reliable company that you trust. Once you decide which style of pool you want, check Kansas City companies to see who specializes in building that type. Customer reviews are excellent resources — if a company has a history of bad quality or customer service, it shows in the reviews.

If you’re unsure what type of pool would work best for you, many companies in Kansas City perform site evaluations and provide advice to help you decide. When you’re talking to pool builders, be sure to ask:

  • How much experience do you have building swimming pools?
  • Is my property better suited for an inground or above ground pool?
  • How much maintenance will this pool require?
  • Will an inground pool increase my property value?
  • Do you provide landscaping services or work with companies that do?
  • Do you have a portfolio of previous projects I can view?

Pool construction requires a building permit, but most contractors handle the paperwork for you — another reason why finding a reliable Kansas City pool builder who does quality work without cutting corners is essential. Working with a company you trust pays dividends in the long run by saving money, reducing stress and getting you into your new pool as quickly as possible.

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Blue World Pools

Blue World Pools has been offering above ground pools for every budget since 2001. Customers have the option to finance their pools to help pay the upfront costs, and the company can install your new pool in a matter of days. Kansas City residents praise the company’s pools for their easy maintenance and high durability.

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Jandy Pro Series

If you already have a pool in your home, Jandy Pro Series can help keep it maintained and running with a minimum of hassle. The company’s qualified pool professionals are familiar with Kansas City codes, and its products come with a limited warranty. Reviews from Kansas City recommend the company for its knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Blue Haven Pools

Blue Haven Designs has built more than 80,000 inground pools for homeowners across the nation in the past 20 years. Blue Haven builds pools of any size or complexity and offers financing and loan options. Kansas City residents say the company’s employees are professional and responsive to all questions.

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Aqua Blue Designs

Aqua Blue Designs has 15 years of experience installing fiberglass pools and spas in the Kansas City area. The company is fully licensed, bonded and insured. Aqua Blue Designs provides warranties on installation and all products. Kanas City customers say the company’s employees offer helpful, excellent service throughout the entire process.

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Northland Pool Management

Northland Pool Management offers both concrete and vinyl liner inground pools for residents in the Kansas City area. Its managers have more than 73 years of combined experience, and the company has been in business for over 14 years. The company is open seven days a week to answer any questions and provide service.

Northland Pool Management

K.C. Gunite

K.C. Gunite is a full-range service provider for aquatic projects in the Kansas City area. From conception through construction, K.C. Gunite offers exceptional customer service and highly skilled craftsmanship. Additional offerings include wave generators and slides, plus state-of-the-art filtration and sanitization technologies.

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