What You Need To Know Before Investing in an Inground Swimming Pool

What You Need To Know Before Investing in an Inground Swimming Pool

Making the Pool-Buying or Pool-Building Commitment

From Pool FYI

Most people probably wouldn’t jump right into a $50,000-$150,000 investment without at least doing some homework, but swimming pools can me a mystifying entity.  Many people, believe it or not, will enter into this investment without a true understanding of how this investment will impact their home value, the ongoing costs of utilities and maintenance, or their duties as a swimming pool owner.  This post from Pool FYI explains these in detail, as well as the benefits that alot of pool owner may not realize before actually using their pool.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Buying or building a pool is a big investment, but one that can pay huge dividends. Before you decide to take the plunge, you should know exactly what is involved in owning a pool, as well as the benefits you can expect to enjoy. Costs of Pool Ownership In addition to the upfront cost of building the pool and remodeling the surrounding landscape, there are also ongoing costs to take into account. According to the Wall Street Journal and SwimmingPool.com, the costs of pool building are typically in the range of $25,000 to $50,000 for in-ground pools, and $2,500 to $7,500 for above-ground pools, depending on the size and design. Expect additional costs for decks, landscaping and other poolscape elements. You should also budget a few hundred dollars a year for chemicals to keep your pool clean and safe, plus up to $100 a month for the electricity to heat your pool and power the pump. You will also have occasional maintenance costs, such as the cost of replacing filters or repairing cracks in the lining.  

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