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Find the Best Pool Builders and Pool Companies in Madison, WI

If you’re looking to install a pool at your home, it’s smart to team up with a licensed, experienced pool builder. Madison.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing the consumer reviews and local availability of 18 businesses and choosing four favorites from the top pool builders in Madison.

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How to find a good pool company in Madison

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When installing a pool in Madison, Wisconsin, it’s a good idea to partner with a pool contractor that can design and build the exact type of pool you want. Many pool contractors are also able to renovate old pools for a more modern look.

Begin by searching online for licensed and insured contractors in the Madison area. If you know what type of pool you want, you can filter your search to exclude companies that don’t have experience doing that kind of work. Residential pools are either inground or above ground, and common pool material choices include vinyl, concrete and fiberglass.

Then, ask each company for a quote. This lets you not only shop around and compare prices but also ask questions and see which company is a good fit for your needs.

Madison pool costs

The average cost for building a pool in Wisconsin is about $40,000, but this average isn’t necessarily representative of what you can expect to pay. Several factors affect costs, especially the type of pool you decide to install. For instance, an above ground metal frame pool that you install can cost as low as $1,500, while having a state-of-the-art inground pool built with numerous features can total well over $100,000.

To reduce the price of building a pool, consider selecting a less expensive pool material, such as vinyl, or opting for an above ground pool. You can also identify areas of the installation process that you can do to save money on labor.

Madison pool regulations and requirements

Madison residents are required to obtain a permit prior to building a pool. That means you must draw up plans with the assistance of a licensed pool builder and submit those plans to the town before paying the required fees and being approved for a permit.

The town has strict requirements for pool placement and fencing that you can see on the permit page linked above. Be sure to review these restrictions prior to submitting your plans. A final inspection is also required before the pool can be considered complete.

Madison pool builder FAQ

How much does an inground pool cost?

The cost of an inground pool price ranges from $25,000 to $75,000, on average. Your cost depends on the size of your pool, what materials you choose and the labor required.

How much do above ground pools cost?

On average, above ground pools cost $10,000 to $15,000, plus installation and ongoing costs for pool chemicals and maintenance. However, you can usually find above ground pools for as low as $1,500.

How many gallons are in a pool?

A pool’s volume is a product of its dimensions, but for reference, a 16-foot by 32-foot rectangular pool with an average depth of 4.5 feet holds about 17,280 gallons of water.

What is a fiberglass pool?

A fiberglass pool is a type of inground or above ground pool made from a mold and shipped to its final location. This is why they are also referred to as “one-piece swimming pools.”

How can I build a cheap swimming pool?

Beyond opting for a vinyl pool, you can build a cheap swimming pool by ordering and installing an above ground pool kit.

Madison pool builders company information

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Jandy Pro Series

Jandy Pro Series, owned by Zodiac Pool Systems, is a line of pool and spa products and equipment for commercial and residential use. Jandy Pro Series sells practically everything you need to maintain and operate your pool, and its products are covered by a limited warranty.

Jandy Pro Series

Bachmann Pools, Spas & Saunas

Bachmann Pools, Spas & Saunas sells Watkins Manufacturing, Bioguard, Helo Sauna, Steam and Infrared products, and it is also a Watkins Dealer and Warranty Service Center. Comprehensive product warranties are available, as well as financing options, including 0% interest for 60 months. Bachmann Pools, Spas & Saunas also offers free in-home consultations. The company is located at 2225 S. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53716.

Bachmann Pools, Spas & Saunas

New Wave Pools

New Wave Pools offers residential and commercial swimming pool services, including seasonal openings and closings, inspections and chemical deliveries. The company is an authorized warranty service provider for multiple swimming pool manufacturers. All New Wave Pools technicians complete an Association of Pool and Spa Professionals Certification Process. The company also provides vinyl liner replacement services. New Wave Pools is located at 623 Post Road, Madison, WI 53713.

New Wave Pools

Farwell Pools & Spas

Farwell Pools & Spas is a pool designer and builder providing construction and maintenance services across Southern Wisconsin. The company also sells La-Z-Boy spas and Nordic hot tubs and provides additional services, including free water testing, pool cleanings and repairs. Financing options are available through GreenSky Financing. Farwell Pools & Spas is located at 3818 County Road AB, Madison, WI 53718.

Farwell Pools & Spas