Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:30

Finding a Pool Builder

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Everything you need to know about finding a New Pool Builder

From Home Improvement Pages

Making the decision to install an inground swimming pool is really the easiest part of a long process.  Once the decision is made, the hard work begins.  One of the best ways to navigate through the morass of permits, designs, material choices, and unknown areas of construction is to find a pool designer and builder that one can trust.  This is sometimes easier said than done, which is where this post from Home Improvement Pages comes into play.  This post talks about new pools, the various processes and pitfalls that are present therein, and how to find a qualified contractor to help one navigate through the arduous process.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:39

Does A Pool Add Value To a Home?

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Can a swimming pool add or subtract from the value of your home?

From Home Improvement Pages

This is a very common question that is asked when people are contemplating an investment in an inground swimming pool:  Will the pool add value to my home, or make it harder to sell?  This post from Home Improvement Pages explores this question head-on using data and research, the only objective way to find the answer.  As with any investment, the costs and benefits always need to be weighed out in advance before making a final decision.  With a swimming pool, or any luxury item, there are many intangible assets such as memories and recreation that have to be weighed into the positive column, and are sometimes difficult to quantify in dollars and cents terms.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:08

Decorating Around Pool

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3 Styles to Decorate Around a Pool

From Buy Playa

One frequently overlooked area of swimming pool design and installation is also usually the final one to be undertaken.  Once construction is complete, the landscaping is done, and the pool is filled with water, the final step is outfitting the pool with furniture and decorations.  This post from Buy Playa provides three tropically-inspired design styles to use as a guideline for decorating around an inground pool, for those who would like to bring some of that island flavor home to their own backyard.

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Monday, 10 April 2017 10:12

Cost of Inground Pool

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How Much Does a Pool Cost?

From hi pages

Making the decision to install an inground swimming pool is the first step in a very long process.  There are myriad decisions to be made, materials to be chosen, designs, engineering, construction, etc.  Getting started is the hardest part, and even that step is riddled with decisions; What pool construction type, where will the pool be located, who will I turn to, are there municipal rules or restrictions, will I have pool fence and what type?  This post from Home Improvement Pages gives a great primer on getting the ball rolling, and helps the prospective pool owner with some often overlooked areas of concern.

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Friday, 07 April 2017 09:20

Gunite Pool Cost

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Gunite Concrete Pool Costs

From How Much

Trying to budget for an inground swimming pool can be a challenge, especially because of the different costs in the different geographic markets.  Labor, Materials, Taxes and Fuel can vary greatly in different regions of the U.S.  This post from How Much gives the cost of an average small gunite pool for many of the major markets around the country.  Be careful when dealing with averages, however, as the article also points out.  There are always additional costs and considerations such as taxes, permit fees, engineering, customization, site clearing and preparation, material choices and quantities, etc., which the article is also careful to point out.  

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