With Summer just around the corner, we are already thinking of ways to cool down. What better way than to have a pool installed in your backyard? Well before we jump into such a big investment, let’s weigh the pros and cons.
It is often easy to overlook all of the could be negatives when we start to think about all of the fun. Of course, once you own a pool, your backyard will become the hangout place. Just think of all the memories. Additionally, with a pool in your backyard, you will be more likely to do a few laps everyday. Built in health benefits and a cool place to hang out. What could go wrong?
As soon as your pool is installed, you will need to notify insurance. You will automatically face increased premiums because of the increase liability. Opting out of notifying your insurance is definitely not an option. With the increased liability, you will want to have increased coverage.
Pools do not clean themselves. They require alot of time and money to maintain their beauty and cleanliness. You can always hire a third party to maintain the pool for you but this will come at a cost. Whichever way you decide to go, know that the pool expense does not end at the construction. Additionally, your utilities will go up as well. The power to run the pump continuously along with any other extra features such as lighting or a hot tub will add to the ongoing expense.
The construction does not end at a giant hole in the ground. You will likely need to build a patio area and perhaps even retaining walls. For safety, fences and other security measures will need to be put in place. A cover is another consideration for both safety and maintaining cleanliness.
With all of these things in mind, you can now make a more informed decision about whether or not you want to go forward with a pool. For many families the extra expense is well worth the benefit received.
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