Most homeowners make the mistake of setting a pool budget based exclusively on the cost of building. There are other costs that you need to be aware of. Let’s take a look at some.

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Naturally, the bigger your pool, the higher the price. If you don’t want to spend too much, think about a small pool. You can always incorporate more features later on, like an outdoor kitchen or a spa. Your pool’s shape can raise the overall pool budget as well. If you want to have a pool that’s anything but square, be ready to increase your budget.

Chemical costs

Your pool type will determine how much you’ll spend on chemicals, as well as the amount of water in your pool. The deeper and larger the pool, the more you need to put aside in the pool budget. Many homeowners will need to expect to spend anywhere from $20 – $50 for chemicals monthly. This price is relatively very little considering the amount of usage you will get from your backyard oasis.

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Your preferred pool surface

The pool surface is essential. Not only can it set your pool’s tone, but it will also be the first thing people see when they look at your pool. Your choices include pebbles, plaster, tile, vinyl, concrete, etc. When choosing the interior surface, know your selection will have a big impact on your overall pool budget.

Custom features

Modern-day swimming pools are being designed with some spectacular innovation and features. Most integrate luxurious style like fountains and waterfalls, while others follow basics. When you’re creating your pool budget, you need to take into consideration any custom features you want to have in your pool design. Ask your expert pool builder for the latest prices if you’re not sure.

Cost of maintenance

When you’re planning the pool budget, consider whether or not you will need a maintenance service provider to come and clean up the pool or if you will do it yourself. If you’re considering hiring a cleaning company, you’re likely to pay anywhere from $50 – $300 monthly.

If you will be carrying out the maintenance yourself, you’ll have to get the proper cleaning equipment. You should also take into consideration the time you will be putting into pool maintenance. For most pool owners, this moment actually is a fun experience.

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Need help with your pool budget?

If you want a pool installed on your property, you need to think of the logistics, which include planning the pool budget. Premier Pool builders have many pool types and designs to suit your needs. Call us today to get started!

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