ideas for custom-built pools

ideas for custom-built pools

3 Things To Know Before Building A Swimming Pool

by Anton Leinonen

For many people having a swimming pool on their property is a dream come true. Pools can offer a lot of fun and recreation during the warmer months of the year. They are a great way to cool down when temperatures are hot and can also be a great way to exercise as well. Whether you want a pool for recreation or for exercise, there are a wide variety of options and styles available to you. There are also a few things that you should be aware of before building a swimming pool. Here are three things to keep in mind.

Your Budget

If you are adding a swimming pool to your property, the first thing that you will want to consider is your budget. Costs can vary significantly depending on the size of the pool you want and also the type of pool being built. A concrete pool ranges in price between $35,000 and $65,000 on average. Fiberglass pools cot between $20,000 and $60,000 on average. A vinyl-lined pool will typically set you back between $20,000 and $40,000. Additional features such as spas and other additions can add to the total cost.

Maintenance Costs

While there are a lot of benefits to having a pool, they do also require upkeep and maintenance. Knowing how much pool services will cost you is key. Swimming pool services will vary in price depending on how often you use your pool and the type of pool you have. For professional pool maintenance, you can expect to pay at least $80 to $120 per month. Pool repair will also likely be needed at some point. This costs on average between $221 and $959. Before having a pool installed, it's important to ensure that maintenance and repairs fit into your budget.

Pool Lifespan

Another thing to consider before installing a pool on your property is how long it will likely stay in place. Pool lifespan is dependent on the material used and how well it is cared for and maintained. Vinyl liners typically last between 15 and 20 years before replacement is needed. Concrete pools tend to require resurfacing every decade or so but are durable. The life expectancy of a fiberglass pool is right around 25 years.

If you are considering installing a pool on your property, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, costs can vary, but most pools will set you back thousands of dollars. Maintenance and repair costs are another thing to consider when determining whether or not to build a swimming pool. Pool lifespan can also vary depending on the material and how well it has been maintained. 

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About Me

ideas for custom-built pools

The only thing that was missing from the home that my husband and I bought was a swimming pool. I knew that I wanted one before we sold our last house and purchased the new one. Not having a pool wasn't enough to keep me from buying the new house because I knew I could customize a pool to be installed. If you are considering having a custom-built pool installed on your property, this blog can give you some ideas that will help you create a wonderful setting for you, your family and all of your friends to enjoy.