Swimming pools can be a great addition to your Perth home. You can have fun or relax in a pool. You can exercise by doing laps or host events or parties poolside. They provide great entertainment value for adults or children alike and are great places for families to spend time together. These benefits are wonderful to have, yet you also have to consider the installation costs.
Pool costs vary greatly and depend on the type of material used for construction. Here are some of the considerations needed prior to installing your swimming pool, courtesy of Guardian Pools.
In-ground pools include construction methods such as concrete, vinyl liner and fibreglass. They are generally more expensive to install than above ground pools as costs include excavation expenses and installation fees.
Concrete can be the most expensive option due to the extra labour costs involved during the installation process. Total expenses will further increase with the addition of the pump, filter, heater, and other pool accessories as required.
Depending on the size and location of your outdoor entertainment zone costs to landscape the area will depend on what you require. If you are opting for the tropical paradise theme you may want to install a gazebo or cabana next to your swimming pool. Not to mention the addition of a BBQ or complete outdoor kitchen. Depending on your needs and wants landscaping the area according to your desires can add a significant amount to the bottom line. Another way forward is to target the pool installation first and add the cabana and outdoor kitchen at a later stage.
Although swimming pools are significant investments considering the construction and maintenance costs, you can actually save on your pool. Here are some money-saving methods for you to consider:
- Clean the filter baskets regularly to extend the life of pool equipment.
- Use a pool cover to keep the pool water clean and be free of falling debris as well as keep the water from evaporating.
- Use solar heating to save on energy costs (if you use a heater).
Swimming pools can be a great addition to your home and actually add value to your property. With the right investment knowledge and small amount of maintenance, you will ensure you get your money’s worth.