Are you interested in installing a home pool? You have probably thought about this option before and never fully committed but now you’re ready to take the plunge, so to speak. Well, if that’s the case, then there are a few key points that you should keep in mind.

Maintenance

First, you need to ensure that you are maintaining your property the right way. This could include options like a pump repair to fixing the tiles which are going to get damaged overtime no matter how careful you are with the pool. This is particularly true if you have kids who may not handle the pool precisely the way that you suggest. So, that’s one issue. Another problem is that pools have weekly and monthly maintenance costs too. As such, it’s important to ensure that you are adding all this to your budget.

Property Value

Next, you should think about how the pool is going to impact your property value. The good news is that a pool will usually add as much as 25% onto the value of your property which is fantastic but it’s important to be realistic here and understand that this only makes sense if it works for your area. If no other homes in your area have a pool it could be a unique selling point or it could mean that you are outpricing the people who would be interested in buying a property in that location in the future.

Safety

It’s also worth thinking about safety elements for your home. Without the right safety choices, then your pool can become a hazard and this is absolutely true if you have younger kids who may not understand the finer details of pool safety. To ensure that your pool is safe, you should make sure that it is enclosed with a gate for access. Don’t forget, this isn’t just important if you have younger children. You need to think about any pets you may have too and also wildlife. Alternatively, you could design the pool so it’s easy to get in and out.

Choices

Finally, you should consider all the different choices that you have when you are deciding to add a pool to your home. There are lots of possibilities that are worth considering here. For instance, you might want to think about getting a fibreglass pool. This is one of the most budget friendly choices and it still provides a high level of longevity. It does however limit your options when it comes to the level of customisation that is available and that is something that you need to keep in mind.

We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you should consider before you decide to install a pool in your home. Remember, there are both pros and cons of this possibility. As such, it’s important to explore options with a clear mind and complete understanding of what this is going to mean for both your family and the future of your property.


Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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