It’s July. It’s hot. And having your own pool is beginning to sound like a great idea. While some homeowners prefer public or community pools, others desire a pool in their own backyard. If you find that you’ve begun calculating yardage as you gaze at your backyard while doing dishes, you may be one of them. To get beyond dreaming and begin assessing your options, below are some key considerations to get the ball rolling in the right direction.
What is YOUR primary purpose for the pool? While this may seem like a ridiculous question, you should ask yourself how you see the pool being used. Were you or are your kids competitive swimmers? If that’s the case, you may want the pool long enough to do laps. Is it primarily for you and your husband? Or do you see a future full of birthday parties with countless kids and teens? The answers to these questions will begin to help you assess the size, depth and shape of pool you may want or need, as well as the amenities you’ll require.
Do you have the space? After getting an idea of the size and shape of the pool you want, you’ll need to align that information with your available space to determine the best location for your pool. Keep in mind that most rectangular pools are about twice as long on one side as they are on the other, with an average depth of around 5.5 feet. Typically, pools measure 10 x 20, 15 x 30, and 20 x 40.
How much will it cost to install a pool? According to homeadvisor.com, the cost of installing a pool in 2017 can range from $20,000 to $80,000, with the average cost landing around $40,000 depending on the type of pool, the amenities included and landscaping choices. That said, keep in mind, you’ll need to develop an annual maintenance budget for chemicals or salt, etc.
Is your family ready for a pool? Are you retiring and looking forward to having a personal retreat just a few steps away? Or are you newly married and planning a family. Regardless of your season of life, a pool can be a lot of fun but it can also be a lot of work so be prepared to set aside time and money to maintain and make repairs.
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