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Exploring New Pool Ideas
With a new pool there are many choices.
What is right for me?
This is something to consider before purchasing a swimming pool. We are not naïve enough to believe that swimming pools are for everyone-each situation is different. Some people who have pools would probably be better off without them, due to lack of time, financial issues, as well as other issues. There are many things to consider when determining if a pool would fit your needs.
Following are some importaint considerations when exploring the world of pool ownership.
Being able to enjoy time at home with your family is priceless. Being able to stay home to beat the heat is much more desirable than having to get in the car to go to another location to enjoy a swimming pool. back to the top
Design your pool to fit your lifestyle.
Relaxing by the pool is another common reason that pools continue to be popular-poolside reading and meditating are popular activities. back to the top
This has become an increasingly popular reason to own a swimming pool. Lap swimming and water aerobics are very common, but there are also medical benefits such as weight control and heart and lung conditioning. back to the top
Backyard cookouts become even better when you have a pool to keep guests entertained and if celebrating birthday parties, anniversaries, holidays, you name it, there is no better place to celebrate a special occasion than poolside. back to the top
From waterfalls to dark bottom pools, today's consumers are adding the natural look to their backyard, creating a tropical paradise right at home. Most pools improve the look of the backyard.
People are so busy that having something that they do not use does not make sense. Pools need attention, and we tell people that if they cannot come up with at least one hour per week that they could care for their pool, then they probably do not have enough time for a pool. In the fall of the year when the leaves are falling it takes more than one hour per week. back to the top
There are several costs of owning a swimming pool. Typically pools are financed. Most inground swimming pools range from $35,000-$50,000. A $35,000 loan at 9% for 15 years creates a monthly payment due of approximately $350. In addition, monthly chemical and utility costs (electricity and water) are approximately $100 for the average-sized residential pool. That makes the cost approximately $400 per month. If you do not use the pool or could use the money elsewhere, then purchasing a swimming pool is probably not a wise financial move. Hopefully these questions will help you make the right decision when considering whether or not to purchase a swimming pool. back to the top
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The fellow who came to the house and showed me how to work the filters, pumps, etc. and let me do it hands on so I knew what to do myself. Very informative, friendly, and “pool knowledge” are not silly questions. They understand not everyone knows about pools. Very knowledgeable staff. I felt every employee, either in the store or those that came out to the house knew exactly what they were talking about. - JoAnn O.
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