The Summer is here and temperatures are reaching into the 30`s. Unless you have central air conditioning the heat and humidity for some might be unbearable. Many home owners opt for a pool. There are many variables to consider when choosing a pool. These include above-ground or in-ground. Property location best suited for your new pool. This article will discuss some of these questions and hopefully make your decision an easy one.
Above Ground Pool
These pools are the most affordable option. They come in different shapes and sizes. They can be installed by the homeowner for additional savings. Prices range from $1,000-$5,000. The size and shape of the pool really depends on your budget. Above ground pools may affect resale value either positively or negatively depending on the buyer. Above ground pools are movable and can be easily removed. This is beneficial for future resale. They are attractive, easy to maintain and less costly.
In ground Pool
In ground pools are by far the most appealing to many. They are attractive and can come in different shapes and sizes. Concrete, fiberglass or vinyl liner are construction options. In ground pools are much more expensive to install vs the above ground pool.For an average sized in ground pool installation will cost a minimum of $30,000. Professionals recommend opting for the fiberglass option. There is also the cost of lighting and landscaping to consider.
Location of pool
Choosing the right location can save you maintenance costs down the road. Pools require extensive filtering so choosing the right location away from heavily treed areas is recommended. You may also want to install decking and landscaping at a future date so these options must be taken into consideration. Try to choose the most level area of your yard. This will save on excavation. In ground pools typically add more to resale value compared to the above ground.
Take a hard look at your budget. Determine what style of pool makes the most sense for your property. Check with local by-laws for restrictions and requirements for each style of pool before installing. Fencing will also need to be installed around the pool to prevent children or animals accidentally entering the pool.