Common Questions People Have about Owning a Pool
Everyone loves the idea of having their own pool all to themselves. It provides a great focal point to any social gathering and promises to be a hit with your family. However, it’s also a very big decision meaning people generally have some common questions before committing to the idea. Below are some examples.
How Much Do Pools Cost?
The cost of a pool depends on many factors, so it’s difficult to nail down a quote without knowing more about the kind you want and your property. Most in-ground pools begin at around $8,000 with above-ground pools starting at about $5,000. However, this is at the very low end of the spectrum. Just preparing your land for a pool will usually cost a good chunk of change.
Never trust an installer who gives you a quote without looking at your land and discussing the exact pool you have in mind. There’s no possible way they could be confident in the number they provided and they may be trying to swindle you.
How Long Will It Take to Install?
Again, this will depend on a number of factors. However, from the time all the parts arrive for your pool, installation should take about two weeks. That being said, if bad weather occurs or the ground we’re installing the pool in has a few surprises for us, it could take longer. We’ll always keep you informed of the deadline though.
How Big Does My Pool Need to Be?
Your pool’s dimensions are largely up to you, but you will need to check with local laws. Some building codes will necessitate certain dimensions yours must fall into.
Also, if you want to add a diving board to your pool, you’ll need to make sure it’s at least 7.5 feet deep, 15 feet wide and 28 feet long. This will ensure anyone who uses the diving board isn’t at serious risk of injury.
How Much Maintenance Will My Pool Need?
Think of your pool like a room in your home. It definitely requires some upkeep, but it’s worth it in the end. Unlike other rooms in your home, though, your pool can provide countless hours of fun when everything is maintained properly.
For the most part, your pool will probably take about an hour of maintenance each week to keep it working well. This will mean skimming the surface for debris, measuring the makeup of the water, etc. Some weeks will take more than others.
This will also depend on where you live and where your pool goes. If you have a lot of vegetation around your pool, the pump and filter will probably need a little extra help to get rid of foliage and other debris that winds up getting stuck in it.
What Kind of Add-Ons Are Available?
There is no shortage of ways you can customize your pool these days. Whether you just want to have more fun with it or less work, pool add-ons come in a wide range. For example, you could add a slide for a more enjoyable way of entering the pool. Once inside, you can have a basketball hoop waiting for you and your family.
On the more pragmatic end of the spectrum, you can pick from a whole host of lights to make swimming at night easy and safe. There are also safety covers to choose from and all manner of sanitation products to keep your pool nice and clean (and save you some work).
While you may have a number of other questions involving the realities of installing and owning a pool, the ones above should cover most of the basics. For more information, check out information on these various topics on our the Pleasure Pools website or call (504) 888-6660.