There are many things you can add to your home to make it more complete for you and your family. One of those things is a pool in your garden. If you’ve got kids, then I’m sure they’d be jumping for joy at the idea of their very own pool. Plus, it’s just a lovely place to relax during hot summers and make the most of the great weather.
Still, building a garden swimming pool is a big decision, and you shouldn’t take it lightly. It’s something you should only do if your home and family are truly ready to take the plunge. Below, you will find some questions to ask yourself that will help you figure out if it’s the right idea for you.
Can You Keep Up With Pool Maintenance?
Having a pool means you have a big responsibility on your hands. You need to carry out regular maintenance and clear the pool of leaves and debris at all times. If you’re not ready to do this and don’t have the time on your hands to carry out maintenance, then it’s not the idea for you. A pool that doesn’t get maintained is a pool that becomes dirty and unusable after a year.
Can You Afford All The Costs?
The obvious question is can you afford all the costs of building a pool? It’s hard to really put a figure out there as different companies may charge different rates and it depends on the size of the pool/features, etc. But, what we can do is take a look at what you have to pay for. Obviously, there’s the pool installation itself, which is the most costly thing. But, you have to pay to get
someone around and survey your garden to ensure a pool can be built in the first place. Then, you’ve got all the extras like pool covers, cleaning supplies, and so on. It may not seem like much, but if you learn about pool covers, you’ll find they can be quite expensive while cleaning supplies are a running cost. Figure out if you can handle the financial burden of a pool before you take the plunge.
Is It A Safe Option For Your Family?
Naturally, if you have kids, then a pool could be a great idea. It’s something they’ll love and have a lot of joy playing in. However, if you have very young children, you have to weigh up whether or not it’s safe for your family. Is there a danger that one of your kids could fall in the pool and hurt themselves? Personally, I’d wait until your children are old enough to swim and understand how to be careful around a pool before you build one.
Do You Get A Lot Of Good Weather?
Finally, do you see lots of sunshine and good weather where you live? If you don’t, then it’s probably not worth your time to get a pool. There are loads of other options for things that can improve your garden instead. A pool is really only worthwhile if you have good enough weather to make use of it.
If you’ve gone through all these questions and answered ‘yes,’ then you’re ready to take the plunge and build a great garden pool!