Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:47

In Ground Pool Cost

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UNDERGROUND VS ABOVEGROUND POOLS: COSTS AND COMPARISONS

From River Pools and Spas

Truth be told, this is not even a fair comparision, as the above ground pool is so different from the concrete inground pool that they are not even in the same ballpark.  The inground vinyl liner pool is a closer cousin to the above ground pool, but even the vinyl liner has so many key differences than an above ground pool that it really is a stretch to compare them. Nevertheless, this post from River Pools and Spas does do a great job in presenting the key differences between these vastly different products, and sheds some light on the entire subject admirably.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:14

How Much Does it Cost To Build A Pool?

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What Do Inground Pool Costs? – How to Determine the Price of your Pool

From Premier Pools & Spas

The old addage that originated with the upper class snobbery of the gilded age goes something like this: "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it".  Well folks, this just isn't true in today's modern age.  The proliferation of available information everywhere makes this sentiment completely obsolete.  Whats interesting, however, is that the cost of a swimming pool project still perplexes even the most connected modern consumer.  This post from Premier Pools & Spas talks about the factors that determine the costs, and thereby eliminating the need to ask this sometimes embarrassing question.

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Monday, 22 May 2017 08:21

Who Peed in the Pool?

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Come On In. The Water’s Fine (Mostly).

From The New York Times

This is a subject that is like an elephant in the room, but it is actually more serious than most people think.  This article about uriniating in the pool is both surprising and scary.  It seems like an innocent act, and according to studies, most people do it.  Unfortunately, there can be serious health consequences from doing so.  

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SWIMMING POOL COST

From Landscaping Network

One often wonders when one has decided to install an inground swimming pool, "What will this cost, and will I recoup my investment?"  This post from the Landscaping Network addresses this issue head-on with some possibly surprising revelations.  The method of construction utilized matters not only for the cost of the item, but also how much of the cost may be recouped from the sale of the house.  

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:37

How Much Value Does A Pool Add?

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Taking a Bath on Your Pool

From WSJ

Most potential pool owners wonder if the effort and expense of installing an inground pool is worth it.  This is a complicated question, and involves many factors besides money.  Eventually, however, the question of whether a pool will add or detract from a home's value will be addressed.  This article from the Wall Street Journal talks about this subject in great detail, with some surprising conclusions. 

How's the pool?

You're probably getting a lot of use out of it this sweltering summer. But how much is it really costing you?

If you don't have one you may be wondering–are they worth the expense or is a pool just a money pit with floating...

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