A backyard pool can be an undeniable enhancement to your backyard. It can completely transform your home and give you a place to relax during a long, hot, summer’s day. A pool in the backyard is a great way to make sure you get your daily dose of the following:
- Fitness: Swimming is one of the most complete and low-risk workouts available, and the proximity and convenience of your backyard can’t be beat.
- Personal Style: A well-built pool can distinguish the aesthetics of your home. In addition, having your own pool means you get to control the cleanliness and maintenance aspects to make sure it is in ship shape for your family and friends.
- Curb Appeal: Owning a pool can increase the overall value of your home by 15% according to recent studies. That’s as attractive as a resale feature as it is to the neighbors wanting to pop over for a quick dip.
- Peace of Mind: Providing a clean, secure, and safe option for your kids means that you can encourage family time, more easily meet their social network, and even save money on entertainment alternatives.
If you don’t have a pool and aren’t in fact reading this blog poolside, and are thinking about one here are some things to consider.
1. Make sure that you know what you’re signing up for.
- Maintenance. Pools are lots of fun, but they do require maintenance. Having a conversation and idea of what type of maintenance is involved and who will be doing it would be a great way to head off any problems before they start.
- Level of Investment. A pool can be a big investment. Make sure everybody is on the same page about how much you want to spend and in what way
- Spend some time assessing how your backyard looks and functions, and consider seriously whether the addition of a pool would enhance or detract from that. The shape and size of a yard are critical factors in that decision. Before you get in too deep, make sure it’s the right choice.
2. How should I prepare for the responsibilities of a pool?
- Safety first.
- You’ll need to research what your county requires in terms of zoning. A simple internet search ought to point you in the right direction; beyond that, make sure to ask a professional about what other legal specifications might be required before moving forward.
- You’ll also need to consult your insurance holder on what requirements or adjustments are involved when installing a pool.
3. Determine the type of pool best suited for your yard.
- As you begin to research, you’ll note that the style of pool can dramatically affect the overall look of your outdoor space. Now’s the time to choose the right one for your space, budget and lifestyle.
As you mull over this decision, let us know what other questions you have. We love being creative and outfitting your space with features that speak directly to your tastes. PA Landscape Group is dedicated to you loving the home and backyard you’re in.