Ask Away Blog: 3 Things To Consider Before Installing A Pool In Your Garden

3 Things To Consider Before Installing A Pool In Your Garden

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 


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You've seen the celebrity homes with their massive swimming pools, and you're a little bit jealous. It's okay, so are we! Everyone wants to live a fancy life where you can have fun and enjoy yourself. We want our homes to be extravagant places, which is why you're thinking about getting a pool. Presumably, you've worked out that there's enough space in your garden for a pool. You have no other use for the space back there, so it seems like a brilliant idea. Before you jump ahead with anything, make sure you make these three considerations:

What's the weather like where you live?


No, this isn't an excuse to make small talk, it's a genuine question to ask yourself. What is the weather like where you live? Do you often get long months of intense heat and sunny days? If so, a pool is sounding even more of a good idea right now. It's a place for you to cool off when it's hot, enjoying life outside in the sun. But, if you live somewhere that gets a couple of weeks of good weather every summer, is a pool a wise investment? Are you ever going to get much use out of it if the weather is always terrible?

What type of pool will you buy?

Are you opting for an above-ground pool? It has some advantages, the main one being that you can easily get rid of it if you change your mind in the future. However, above-ground pools are much uglier than built-in ones, so that's something to keep in mind. Also, consider the material the pool is made out of. Ideally, you want something like the fiberglass Imagine Pools as this material is the most durable and diverse. Of course, better materials mean more expensive products - which brings us to the final question.

How much will it cost?

How much will the entire pool installation cost - and make some rough calculations for the ongoing maintenance costs too. You'll use more water with a pool so that factors into your monthly bills as well. You need to figure out what this investment will cost you, and if you can afford it. If it looks too expensive, you shouldn't take the risk. You could look at a smaller pool and see if it's easier to afford - or possibly ditch the idea of a below-ground one and get an above-ground one to save money.


What if you've read all these points and have considered them, realizing that a pool just isn't feasible for you? Your dreams have been crushed, and it can be a bitter pill to swallow. Instead, you could look at alternative ideas that are somewhat similar. For example, instead of installing a pool, why don't you get a hot tub? Build a little cover over it and you no longer have the weather issue to worry about - plus they take up less space. Regardless of what you do, just make sure you consider these three things before buying a garden pool.



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