Is a pool a good investment?

How do you know if building a swimming pool is a good investment? If you’re unaware of many of the benefits a pool can provide, let’s take a look at some, and see if the good can outweigh the cost in your particular situation.

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Does a Pool Add Value to my Home?

The answer is yes. The value of your home and property will go up if you install a swimming pool. However, it won’t increase as much as you spent on the pool. Don’t think of it as a one-to-one proposition. If you spend $40,000 on a pool, your home value won’t increase $40,000. It will increase, but not that much.

A few other things to think about? The length of the swimming season in your area. Adding a pool in North Dakota, for example, might not be the best way to spend your money. Another thing to think about is the neighborhood you live in. Do most of the houses around you have pools? I would strongly suggest getting one, then. Otherwise, the lack of a pool is going to be a knock on your property when it comes time to sell.

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Another tip: Keep up with the maintenance. When it comes time to sell and show off your property, a half-empty green pool covered in leaves and a filthy inflatable swan could probably do more harm than good.

You probably also want to consider pool heaters. Think about investing a little more money up front and getting higher quality equipment. You’ll notice the difference in cost between seasons, and it could save you a few hundred dollars a year.

Also, learn how to balance pool chemicals. Knowing the proper pH balance of your swimming pool will help you not only cut costs but it’ll help you keep your pool clean. If you’re worried about money, we recommend that you buy a chemical service kit.

Is it a good investment?

Having your own swimming pool means that during the summer everyone will want to hangout in your backyard. You can throw pool parties, and create great memories with friends and family. Your kids won’t be bored during summer break. They’ll be able to splash and play in the swimming pool.

Plus, it’s a great way to stay in shape! Swimming laps is a great way to work out in the summer. There are lots of other great exercises you can do in a pool, all from the comfort of your own home.

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How much should you spend?

It depends on 1) the value of your home now, and 2) the value you’re trying to achieve. Also, what do you want to get out of it? Are you going to have kids or teenagers visiting a lot? Do you want a lap pool for exercising? Do you want a calming waterfall or a grotto with a place to jump?

How about a slide? A spa? Do you want a calming atmosphere, a Tiki party vibe, an island resort? There are things you should think about, and they’re ALL available through Premier Pools & Spas.

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