Adding a Pool to Your Property

You will need to do some pretty careful planning if you intend to add a pool to your property. This is especially true if you plan to building an in ground swimming pool to your backyard or deck. But, with the right amount of careful planning you can soon be floating careful in your very own pool.

In Ground Pool

If you are looking to build an in ground swimming pool for your home in a wildfire area, then you will need to decide what kind would be the right fit for you. You can go with an in ground vinyl liner, a pre-cast fiberglass shell, or a concrete pool that is actually built in place. Of course your budget will help determine which you will go with. Of course the vinyl liner will be the least expensive while the custom built pool will be the most expensive.

The in ground pool will add to the value of your home as well. Consider this when deciding if this option is right for you. It is quite an expensive investment but it may pay off in the end with the value that it adds to your property. And, when building an in ground pool you do not have to also handle the cost of a deck area as the area surrounding your pool you will be able to landscape to be your deck. But, you will need to have a full quote for installation including excavation, preparation, materials, and installation.

Keep in mind that although vinyl liner in ground options are more affordable than the custom build alternative, they are more fragile. This vinyl liner may tear and need to be repaired so the cost to maintain them can be greater. When they are installed you will need to pay close attention to the method in which they are installed to preserve their durability including ridding the area of roots and other items that may threaten the liner of the pool.

Above Ground Pool

But, you are not only limited to installing an in ground pool on your property. It is a wise choice to go with an above ground option instead. They are not only more affordable but also are portable so you can take them with you if you move. You can choose from an inflatable above ground pool or a vinyl above ground pool. Usually you can purchase an entire pool package that have everything in need in them including filters, cover, pump, and steps.

Often homeowners choose to install their above ground pool with a deck built around the outside of the pool. This can add quite a bit to the cost but gives it the illusion of an in ground swimming pool. This is a great alternative to the more expensive in ground option. If you are considering this option, then you will need to factor in the price of the deck and labor into the overall cost of your above ground pool.

Regardless of whether you build in ground or go with an above ground option is it always good to have a qualified professional do the installation. They will help you set your pool in the right area that will be most appropriate for the maintenance of your new investment. And, since you are a homeowner already you should already have homeowners insurance. But you will want to talk to your agent to let them know that you are adding a pool to your property. They will help to make sure that your current policy will cover the pool as well so that your investment is protected.

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