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6 Questions to Ask Yourself before Installing Your Home Pool

6 Questions to Ask Yourself before Installing Your Home Pool

Consider why you want an in-ground swimming pool before starting a pool construction project. It's a significant addition to your home and property, as well as a significant investment that may or may not pay off. According to Home Advisor, the typical price range is $38,707 to $69,656. A swimming pool or spa is not something you buy on the spur of the moment or to keep up with the Joneses. It completely changes the look of your outdoor living area. It can be a beneficial lifestyle change: more entertaining, more fun with your family, and more exercise.

Pool and spa installations frequently exceed expectations. Are you truly prepared to accept the risk? Here are some things to think about before you take the dive.

What are the benefits of having a pool, spa, or hot tub?

Host a "Getting in Touch With My Swimming Pool Needs and Desires" session, and gather your family, partner, and all household members. Everyone should make a list of why they want or don't want a pool, spa, or hot tub. Consider everyone's viewpoint, including the youngest at the table. Building a pool will cause major disruption in your life for several months.

What will I do with it?

Do you enjoy swimming and intend to swim laps? Was a therapeutic pool or hot tub recommended by your doctor? Do you have plans to host parties in and around your pool? Is it intended for your kids and their friends? Decide who in your family will use the pool and what they will do with it.

What kind of pool am I looking for?

There are many different styles out there, some of which you may not be aware of: various forms, sizes, and combinations. One of the most enjoyable components of the endeavor is going pool shopping. Visit home and garden or pool and patio exhibitions to view a few spas or hot tubs in operation and collect brochures from books, periodicals, and the internet.

What about dimensions and shapes?

If you have a large estate, consider yourself fortunate. The location of your swimming pool or spa on your expansive property is the most important consideration.

For those who live on smaller lots, it may require ingenuity, creative design, and sacrifice to make a swimming pool or spa work.

What is my economic situation?

That's right. "There's a pool to match any budget," say, pool builders and suppliers, which is a nice sales pitch but a sales pitch. Swimming pool financing is similar to other home improvements in that the funds come from the same places: home equity accounts or lines of credit, savings, inheritance, house loans, relatives, and so on. Expect to be unable to afford it after a vacation to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or your local casino.

Expect it to cost more than you anticipated or calculated, as with any home addition.

How do I maintain my pool?

Maintenance, oh, maintenance. The list of responsibilities is endless: heaters, chlorine, bromine, pumps, pool cleaners, and test kits. Are you willing to put in the time and money to maintain your pool? Can you afford to employ a monthly pool cleaning service to take care of the dirty work? Research local prices and learn everything there is to know about maintaining a pool, spa, or hot tub.

Will a pool increase my home’s value?

Everyone wishes for their backyard swimming pool. Then those who possessed them found them difficult to maintain and repair, and many abandoned their responsibilities. Consider the costs of construction, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, and if they will hinder or improve your home's value when it comes time to sell.