Thursday, 06 April 2017 09:33

Pool Planning Step-by-Step

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6 Steps to the Perfect Inground Pool

From Popular Mechanics

There's nothing like installing a concrete swimming pool to one-up your neighbor's aboveground version. But planning your dream pool can be harder than it first seems. Consider your options and obligations before breaking ground, and inground pool construction will proceed swimmingly.

So, you've decided to take the pluge, (pun intended), and finally put an inground swimming pool in your backyard.  You can envision years of splashing, barbeques, parties, and family memories being made already.  What you haven't spent alot of time thinking about is how to get started and where to turn for the next step.  Fear not, as this post from Popular Mechanics presents a step-by-step guide to planning the perfect swimming pool environment for your backyard.

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:51

How Much Does It Cost To Own A Pool?

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The Real Cost of Owning a Swimming Pool

From U.S. News Money

Installing a pool can cost nearly $40,000. Here's a look at costs to consider before diving in.

Swimming pools are literally the symbol of success.  As with most items or amenities in that category, sucess comes with a price tag.  Simply installing the pool, which can in many cases be the second largest purchase a homeowner will ever make, is really just the beginning.  This post from U.S.News money report outlines the real costs of pool ownership that are often overlooked or misunderstood.

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:12

How Much Does A Pool Cost?

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How Much Does a Pool Cost? 93 Real World Examples

From INYO pools

We have posted numerous articles that talk about costs of inground pools.  Usually the post will focus on types of construction, and use general terms that often lead a researcher confused and no closer to being able to budget than before.  This post from INYO pools is unique in this respect, and extremely helpful:  Pictures of finished pool projects are labeled with a price tag.  

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Monday, 03 April 2017 08:35

Swimming Pool Cost Analysis

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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Pool?

From Angie's List

Shopping for a swimming pool has some similarities to shopping for a car.  If you are a luxury car person, you will be looking for a luxury brand.  Similarly with swimming pools, the different types of pools will carry different price tags, and have different levels of expected performance.  This post from Angie's list talks about 4 major swimming pool types and some reasonable expectations of costs.  

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Friday, 31 March 2017 08:29

Cost to Build Pool

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?

From Home Advisor

Home Advisor is an extremely popular website that pairs qualified home professionals with consumers.  It stands to reason, therefore, that when Home Advisor polls their members about certain topics, the information is likely relevant and somewhat accurate.  This post from Home Advisor aimed to figure out how much an inground pool will cost to install.  Granted, this survey does not adjust for geography, nor for construction type, but it does set a realistic framework for the consumer when they are beginning their research.

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