There is “NO” way I can afford a pool.
It is a lot easier than you think to own a pool. Not only are there many different pricing options for adding a pool to your home, but the type of pool, materials, accessories and landscaping you choose determine the overall cost of the project. Also keep in mind that owning your own pool will help reduce costs of vacationing. Instead of traveling and paying membership dues for a community pool, you have the choice of stepping into your backyard for a personal getaway.
Installation of a pool takes too long and there will always be movers around.
A full complete understanding of the designing and installation process a pool takes to be complete will give you a better idea of exactly how long it will take. While most pools are completed in under a few months, permit delays and weather conditions sometimes make the building process seem longer. No matter the issue, a good pool builder will communicate directly with you to give you a an accurate schedule.
I hear a pool becomes my job away from my job.
Maintaining a pool actually is a lot easier and less time consuming than caring for your lawn or car.
My electric bill is high enough…the pool will increase my bill even more.
Your utility bill is determined mostly on who your provider is and the location of where you live. Average estimates show that at most your utility bill increases to only $50, or less. Compared to the expenses of entertainment, trips to the community pool, gas, food, or vacations, that’s nothing!
I am worried about the additional risk and liability with pool ownership.
Ensuring adult supervision at all times, carefully reading/following safety materials, and having a contract with a reputable pool builder should eliminate most of your worries. Keep in mind that you should also check with insurance brokers and look around for the best coverage available to completely rid yourself of worries.
There is so much repair work associated with a pool.
Proper maintenance and cleaning prevent pools from unscheduled refurbishing. Also, researching your pool builder’s work and asking questions about maintaining different pool types will give you a better understanding of expectations.
There are many negative things I hear about dishonest pool builders.
Always, view samples of the builder’s work and ask for additional references. With any building project, you should always check their professional credentials.
"I’ve been told that the real estate market’s appeal decreases, instead of increases, while owning a pool."
Did you know that banks and other financial lenders actually favor swimming pools. They consider it an improvement to the home, which increases the current, and resale value, of homes.