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From Backyard Fantasy to Reality

Trust the Swimming Pool Experts at
Energy Center-Manhattan Pool

Building an inground pool in your backyard is a fantastic decision, and the experts at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool are with you for every step. The addition of a backyard pool transforms your home into a unique space where you can spend time with friends or unwind in solitude. You have the creative freedom to design a pool that perfectly complements your yard, choosing from a variety of shapes, sizes, and enticing features. Regardless of your style, be it classic or contemporary or somewhere in between, our team can help you Design, Build, and Enjoy an impressive inground pool that aligns with both your preferences and your budget.


Ready to design your dream backyard?

Step one is to meet with our team of experts, or some future pool owners choose to have a consultation by phone. Let them know what ideas you have (it’s okay if you’re not sure) and they’ll work with you to start turning your dream backyard into reality. Next, there will be a site visit to your backyard to determine where the pool will be, the elevation variations in your yard, and the necessary accessibility for our equipment.

The next step is creating a proposal to confirm you’re interested in furthering the conversation. We’ll take your favorite shapes, colors, and features… combine those with the information we found during our site visit… and we’ll create an incredible 3D rendering showing what your backyard will look like. This process can take some time, so we ask for a small deposit to hold your place in line. 

We’ll continue to work together – you and our team members – to fine-tune the 3D rendering until we have a final agreement and your deposit will be applied to the build contract. This 3D rendering is so accurate that it’s used as construction plans for the project.


The construction process for an inground pool.

A vinyl-liner pool, on average, takes 4-8 weeks to build. A concrete pool, sometimes called a shotcrete or gunite pool, takes approximately 8-16 weeks to build. As with any construction project, the time it takes varies based on the complexity of the project and – as Kansas residents know all too well – the weather.

Our team of experts will walk you through the choice of a vinyl liner pool compared to a concrete pool, making sure the final product matches your wishes and your budget. There are lots of steps to building a backyard swimming pool, from excavation to plumbing/electrical, pouring pads for all of the equipment, and even the decks/patios and landscaping that happens later.

You will work with a dedicated Energy Center-Manhattan Pool project manager for the duration of your pool project, so you know who to contact anytime you have any questions or concerns. Our team will stay in constant communication through fencing and landscaping, and we’ll even show you how to use your brand new swimming pool.


Locally owned and here for you.

It’s easy to enjoy your brand new swimming pool when you’re backed by a local team of experts. The team at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool is made up of Kansas residents whose specialty is in swimming pools. Our certified technicians have the latest tools and resources to take care of your pool if you want us to handle the maintenance. But, if you prefer, we can also teach you how to do it yourself – you get to decide how much you want to be involved. No matter what you choose, we’re here to stay. We’ve been in Manhattan since the 1970s, and we’ll be here for anything you need for your swimming pool in the future.

Types of Swimming Pools at
Energy Center-Manhattan Pool

These are the different types of pools we build

Inground Pools

Inground pools come in various shapes, sizes, designs, and finishes. They are customized to fit the preferences, budget, and space available.

Semi-Inground Pools

A semi-inground pool is partly buried, blending the strength of inground pools with the flexibility of above-ground pools. These pools are ideal for yards that may require a retaining wall or in yards with slopes.

Above Ground Pools

An above-ground pool is placed on the surface of your yard, providing an affordable option for backyard swimming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most frequently asked swimming pool questions.

Do I need a permit to install a pool?

Yes, generally you will need a permit to install an inground, semi-inground pool, or above-ground pool. Our team can walk you through this process.

Above-ground pools come in various depths, ranging from around 48 inches to 54 inches. The depth depends on the specific model and design.

Safety regulations vary by location but expect that a fence will be required for your new swimming pool. We can help make sure you comply with local building codes.

Absolutely! With industry-leading financing options with assistance from HFS Financial, you can easily and affordably get the pool of your dreams. And the great news is that financing for your backyard project doesn’t end with your pool. Package your whole project together in one loan for the optimal financing solutions for your entire space. Check out our financing page for details.

Swimming pools are versatile and, because we offer different types of pools, we can install them on various surfaces, including grass, gravel, concrete, and even some types of decking. What’s important for all pool types is that the ground is level and can provide adequate support.

If DIY is your specialty, an above ground pool from Energy Center-Manhattan Pool can be installed yourself. If not, we have professionals ready to install your beautiful above ground pool. Not only will this ensure that the job is done correctly, it also reduces your liability if an accident or injury occurs during installation. Our team of experienced technicians can help you set up your pool to get started on all of the amazing memories that await.

Pools should be cleaned weekly to remove debris, skim the surface, brush the walls, and vacuum the floor. Regular maintenance also includes checking and adjusting chemical levels, inspecting pool equipment, and ensuring proper water circulation for optimal cleanliness.

The cost of pool maintenance includes chemicals, equipment, water, and electricity. Additionally, budget for occasional repairs, seasonal opening and closing expenses, and unexpected issues. Regular maintenance can help prevent major repairs and keep overall costs manageable.

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Memberships, Certifications, Recognitions

Trust the Certified Professionals at
Energy Center-Manhattan Pool

Energy Center-Manhattan Pool not only employs Certified Builder Professionals, but our team also holds certifications and pursues ongoing education through Watershape University, Essential Fluid Engineering, Advanced Fluid Engineering, and Advanced Pool Construction. Our expertise extends to multiple elements such as pool hydraulics, filter and pump flow rates, and pool chemistry.

Aqua 100

Energy Center-Manhattan Pool is proud to announce it has been inducted into the AQUA 100 in 2023, an exclusive honor bestowed to just 10 North American pool and spa retailers each year.

The AQUA 100, presented by AQUA Magazine, is an industry-leading competition designed to honor excellence in pool and spa retail. “This national competition evaluates each business on a variety of measures, and the blind scoring of the judges ensures a truly worthy winner,” says AQUA Magazine Executive Editor Scott Webb. “It is quite the honor to be selected as an AQUA 100 winner, especially in today’s market.”

The application process was rigorous, requiring entrants to provide detailed information on company history, customer service, store design, digital presence, marketing and community involvement, complete with supporting documents. Applicants were judged by an independent panel of retail experts.

“We are so grateful and appreciative of this honorable induction! Thank you to our customers and Aqua Magazine!” -Kimberly and Brian Weber

United Aqua Group

As a member of United Aqua Group, Energy Center-Manhattan Pool gains access to exclusive training and learning opportunities designed to enhance our industry expertise. Our team participates in educational symposiums, networking events, peer support programs, and the annual conference. Only the best of the best are selected to build knowledge among this elite group of pool professionals.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance

Energy Center-Manhattan Pool is a proud member of The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). This is the oldest and largest association that represents swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs companies. For over 50 years, PHTA has been helping its members and the public by providing important information about the industry. Since 1983, PHTA is the only industry organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the recognized Standards Development Organization to promote and develop the nation’s standards for swimming pools and hot tubs.

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Watershape University

Watershape University (WU) provides educational programs and credentials that cover all critical aspects of designing, engineering, and constructing recreational and decorative aquatic systems. It is established on the principle that teamwork surpasses individual achievement.

WU advocates for principled leadership, honesty, integrity, a supportive culture, and altruism, asserting that these values will foster both personal growth and professional advancement.

Watershape University embodies the collective decades of experience from some of the industry's most distinguished professionals and educators. Its courses are meticulously crafted to impart essential knowledge through an in-depth exploration of technical, artistic, and business disciplines.

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