Are you envisioning yourself Owning a Pool?
I can see it now: Owning a Pool in a sweltering summer afternoon filled with iced tea, tanning oil, and oversized beach balls all while relaxing poolside not at a resort or the community pool, but right in my own backyard.
That is the first decision to make. Above ground pools are a lot less expensive, but do not add as much to your property both aesthetically and price value wise. Many of the same considerations for both an above and in ground pool need to be taken, but for sake of confusion I will address the good and bad aspects of an in ground pool.
The cost with Owning a Pool
First and foremost, let’s consider the cost of a pool. You have a couple of different options when you chose to build a pool. Fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl-liner are your choices in regards to the material and type of pool to build.
Fiberglass pools are the most expensive and will require the least maintenance than the two latter, while vinyl- liner pools generally require the least upfront costs, but need the most maintenance. Other costs to consider besides materials and labor for the building of the pool area landscaping, permit costs, and yearly maintenance.
In a social setting having a pool can make your house the place to be in the summertime. This can be both a good and bad thing. Having a great setting to host parties for both yourself and your children can be a lot of fun. Gives you more quality time to spend with your friends and family.
Needing a weekend by yourself and some time to relax without worrying about hosting a poolside BBQ?
The summer can fly by fast when your weekends are consumed by being the host of your pool events. By adding a pool to your backyard you often are volunteering yourself as the neighborhood hang out.
If you have younger children, a pool may seem like more of a burden than fun. As for children, a pool in the backyard can entice your teenagers to spend more time at home. Can be a great thing, but also think about the moments when you may have to lay down the law.
It might be worth it to hold off on building a pool when your empty nest needs a new project and you won’t have to worry about neither the safety nor the wildness of your guests.
These couple points of thought are just a starting point in the conversation you need to have with yourself. Your family before committing to the lifestyle of having a pool in the backyard. I hope this information was helpful.
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