Building my First House with a Pool

Written by Posted On Friday, 13 October 2017 12:56

Building a home is a lengthy process. However, the hard work is worth it for many people. One of the best features to add to a home is a pool. There are a variety of benefits in adding a pool to a home. Not only does a pool add value to the purchase price of a home, but it also provides an opportunity to have fun while hanging out at the house.


Building a home with a pool is not easy. A pool is a complex structure that needs to be executed flawlessly. In addition, regular maintenance is required when owning a pool. Here are some tips to go over before building a home with a pool in your area.

Size of the Pool

One of the most important considerations in getting a pool is the size of the pool. The larger the pool, the more expensive it will be. Some companies will give customers a discount if they will spend over a certain amount of money on a pool. With all of the different options today, customers can really customize the experience that they get with their pool.


A big trend in pools today is adding in a saltwater option. Saltwater is much better for your skin than chlorine. Over time, this can make a huge difference in how your skin looks if you spend a lot of time in the pool. This is just one example of a variable to consider during the construction process. With a larger pool, more maintenance will be required to take care of it.

Paying for the Pool

Perhaps the biggest reason that people do not get a pool is the cost. Not only does it cost a lot of money to put in, but there is a cost in maintaining the pool as well. The nicer the pool, the more expensive it will be.


During the construction process on a home, few people have the extra cash to put in a pool. Building a home is a long process that requires a huge financial commitment. With all of the different options in building a home, it can be a stressful process.


One of the best ways to pay for a pool is to get some sort of financing. Instead of paying thousands of dollars in cash to get a pool started, customers can get financing and make a small monthly payment over time. Inground pool financing is one of the most common ways to pay for a pool. With a good credit score, customers can get a great rate on a loan to complete this process. Before you decide on how to pay for a pool, make sure to check out the financing options in your area.

Maintaining the Pool

Pool maintenance is essential to having a good experience while owning a pool. The better a pool is maintained, the longer it will last. When you maintain a pool properly, you will be able to find issues before they get worse. Finding an issue early in the process is always preferred to finding an issue later on.


When you do find an issue, you should call pool maintenance experts in your area. They will be able to provide a quote on the time and money it will take to fix the issue. The sooner the issue is fixed, the lower the cost will be. Some pool maintenance companies offer cheap inspections throughout the year. This is just another way that you can make sure your pool is in great working condition. Owning a pool is a huge responsibility, but it is a great thing to have during the summer months.

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Carol Evenson

Carol is a home renovation specialist with a background in organization and sales. She assists realtors with business management and growth.

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