There's nothing quite as refreshing as taking a dip in your own backyard pool. In 2021, over 190,000 permits were submitted for pool installations in Canada.
If you're wondering whether you should get a custom in-ground pool, there are some vital things to consider.
Read on for a list of five things to keep in mind before you decide to get an in-ground pool of your own.
1. Start With Your Budget
Pool construction comes with a price, and it's typically more expensive for an in-ground pool. The price to install these types of pools varies, but it's usually between around $20,00o to $50,000.
An above-ground pool costs less, coming in at around $2,000 to $8,000, on average. If you want something more luxurious and you have the money, a custom in-ground pool is the way to go. Make sure you budget the project and have the ability to pay for the upgrade before you schedule a pool installer.
2. Maintenance for an In-Ground Pool
From checking the chemical levels to filters, pool maintenance is crucial to keep your swimming area in good condition. Not only does this maintenance take time, but it also costs money.
Plan to spend around $2,000 to $3,000 per year for the maintenance, pool repair, and pool services for your in-ground pool. Make sure that you understand what type of maintenance your pool will need to keep it clean and in good working order.
3. Added Features
Part of what makes a swimming pool custom is the special features you choose to add. This can include anything from a faux waterfall to a slide or a relaxing spillover spa.
Each of these features will make your custom pool unique and enjoyable. Look at all of your options to determine which features you think you'll want to include.
4. Resale Value
Many homeowners wonder whether their new custom in-ground pool will add more resale value to the home. The figure really depends on a few things including the current market, where you live, and the demand for pools.
If you have a large backyard, an in-ground pool can be a great asset. If your yard is smaller, the pool could take up too much space which might make some potential homebuyers wary, so keep that in mind.
5. How Often Will You Use the Pool?
Having your very own private pool is a great way to relax, spend time with family and friends, and get some exercise. Make sure that you're planning to use the pool as often as possible to get the best return on investment.
If you're getting a custom pool because you love to swim, then it's a great choice. Think about how much you and your family will likely use the new pool before you commit to contacting a pool installer.
Start Swimming Today
Remember these factors before you decide whether a custom in-ground pool is right for you. With some careful planning, you can enjoy taking a nice dip in your very own backyard pool this summer.
If you're interested in learning more about our pool services and installation, contact the team at Scott's Landscaping today!