Thinking about installing a swimming pool to enjoy during the summer? If you’re really into swimming , you could make it indoors, so that you can enjoy it during the wintertime. All that’s needed is a sunroom type of build, surrounding your pool. Otherwise, a screened in swimming pool is ideal for the warmer months. Whichever way you decide to build your swimming pool, it’s important to consider these things beforehand.
Do You Have Sufficient Space?
If you have a small backyard, building a sunroom swimming pool theme may not be right for you. You could try building a smaller pool, if space allows. You’ll also need to have the property surveyed to determine if there are wires and pipes in the area where you would like to have your swimming pool built. Don’t forget to include the perimeter for your deck, screen or sunroom. A contractor can help you determine if there is enough space for your dream pool.
Does Your Property Meet Requirements?
In some housing communities, there are a lot of restrictions placed around building swimming pools. For instance, you may have to have your pool setback X amount of feet from property lines. You’re also sometimes required to submit your design plans to the community association, if you live in one. In some cases, you may even be required to get approval from your neighbor.
Do You Want an Above or In-Ground Swimming Pool?
The amount of space you have and the regulations of your community will determine if you have the option to choose either-or. If you don’t have enough space for an in-ground swimming pool, you can opt for an above-ground pool. However, keep in mind that above-ground pools can lower the value of your property, since some homebuyers don’t like the look of them or the idea of having to remove it.
Are You Willing to Pay Higher Insurance Premiums?
When you add a pool to your property, you can expect to have your home insurance premium rise. In most cases, an agent will come by to photograph the pool and to include additional coverage in your policy. By installing a fence with locks could help to lower your rate (since it will help to prevent children from falling in and drowning).
Cost of Maintenance Can be a Nuisance
Whether you decide to do the maintenance work yourself or plan to hire a professional to do it for you, you’ll have to endure the costs of time and/or supplies and services. Keeping your pool clean of algae and bacteria is required, which means maintaining proper pH levels and chlorine amounts. You’ll have to clean out the pool weekly to remove leaves and other debris. If you have a screened in pool, this will help to reduce the frequency of cleaning. Resealing the pool will eventually be needed down the line.
If you would like to have a pool built for your home, CA Green Remodeling is the contractor to call. Contact us today to get a free estimate!