The weather is getting warmer and people want to have fun in the sun while staying cool. Most of them fantasize of reclining on a float in a pristine personal swimming pool. But some have a double thought that adding a swimming pool in their backyard will add value to the property? To get all the answers you need to plunge into the deep world of a swimming pool.
Many of them have been constructing swimming pools as communal baths and gathering places for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the post-world war II era that their popularity skyrocketed in residential use. In the past, personal pools were considered as a coveted luxury and a celebrity status symbol, but as the years passed, in-ground pools have become more common to all homeowners.
Things To Consider
There are some things you need to consider before calling your local pool contractor. Such as look at your property’s overall suitability. Look soil level, having good soil level makes installation cheaper and easier while having sandy or rocky terrain will add to your excavation costs. Then you need to consider which parts of your yard get sun and shade throughout the day. Apart from this, you and your builder also need to consider all the municipal regulations which could include rules regarding fencing, property lines and more.
Concrete Swimming Pool
There are many options for homeowners when it comes to swimming pool materials. While the typical poured concrete method is still popular for in-ground pools, gunite – which uses a rebar framework spray-coated with a sand and concrete mixture. This is a durable option that provides excellent flexibility and shorter installation times than plain concrete. Despite its durability, they are more prone to algae growth because of their porous surface of gunite. Hence they need occasional resurfacing.
Fiberglass pools arrive as a pre-made shell, they just need to be placed directly in the ground. This pool is amenable to customization in size, shape, lighting, tanning shelves and steps, and custom edge treatments. While it’s the most expensive option in terms of upfront costs, the smooth finish has low maintenance expenditure.
Vinyl Swimming Pool
Here a vinyl liner is applied to the structure of wood, cement, steel or polymer. This will create a smooth and flexible pool that is resistant to algae and cracking. They can be customized as per our requirement in terms of size, shape, and color, and they are the cheapest to install among all. Even after meticulous care, the vinyl liner needs replacement after 10 years. Moreover, owners must be diligent about spotting any tears or leaks that can make the pool liner to shift and bubble up.
Cost For Pool Construction
The installation cost for a swimming pool vary widely based on size, type, terrain and more. Home improvement website such as HomeAdvisor gives various cost considerations including direct installations, pegging the price of a concrete or gunite pool at $35,00 to $100,000 with fiberglass and vinyl installations running closer to $20,000 to $60,000. The overall operating costs, including maintenance, heat, and filtration, can reach $4,000 per year for concrete or gunite, $1,500 per year for fiberglass and $1,700 for vinyl.
Value of Your Property
We have addressed the important options and cost associated with the swimming pools. Now we will answer the question: Adding a swimming pool will increase my home value? Well, it depends. As per reports by the National Association of Realtors, a swimming pool can boost up the home sale price by up to 7%, many other factors influence that figure.
All in all, a well-designed pool that is maintained in a good condition can help you relax and cool off your family now and heat up your listing price when your property is in the market to sell. Get in touch with the professionals at BNC Constructions, to know more about the pool addition services. Call us at 760 871 5480 to know more in detail.
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