The cool refreshing look
of water on a hot summer's day can make any homeowner wish they had a pool in
their backyard, but making the decision about whether a pool is right for your
property is more complicated than buying an inflatable bed with a cup
holder. There is a lot of work and money
that goes into owning a pool, and here are a few things to consider before
calling in the excavating team.
Is Your Yard Big Enough
For A Pool?
While there are some small
properties that can benefit from a pool, usually if the pool is going to take
up more than 30% of the total yard space, installation can have a negative
effect on your home's value. You also
want to consider what other things you use your yard space for, or may want to
in the future, before going ahead.
Are You Prepared For The
Work And Cost?
Pools can be fun, but they
are also a lot of work and can be costly to maintain. Besides installation costs, pools require
considerable cleaning, a lot of additional products and tools to maintain, and,
depending on where you live, you may only get a few months of enjoyment from
them each year.
How Will A Pool Affect
Your Home's Value?
Depending on where you
live, the size of your property, and the existing value of your home, a pool
can either be an asset to your property's value or a considerable
liability. Large homes in warmer
climates tend to increase in value with the addition of a pool, but doing a bit
of research about the market in your particular area can help make this
decision a little easier, and will give you all the facts.
In general, if you are looking to install a pool because it will
likely give you and your family a great amount of enjoyment, considerations
such as the size of your yard and the effect it will have on your property
value may not be too important. But like
any decision you make about your home, it is always a good idea to know all the
facts before making the changes.