You’ve surely heard it before—swimming pools are money pits. So how true is it? Admittedly, we are biased, but we think the rumors are wrong. We even recently wrote about the financial upsides to building your own pool. So, if that’s the case, and pools aren’t guaranteed to be a burden on your budget, then why the misconception?
The Root of the Problem
Far and away the biggest cause of pool problems is a lack of maintenance. Just like your car or your home, swimming pools need to be maintained. When small problems are overlooked they become big problems, and that’s when repairs become expensive. Establishing a regular maintenance schedule can help you make sure your pool stays in working order and avoid any costly issues.
If you buy a new car, you know that you will have to regularly change the oil. And no matter how nice the car is, if you drive it without servicing it or performing this routine maintenance, it will end badly and cost a fortune to fix. Pools are similar in that if you take care of them, you can mostly avoid any unforeseen or pricy repairs.
What to Look For
This same principle goes for buying a new home with a pool. Have an inspection done on the pool to avoid inheriting someone else’s problem or poor management. The warning signs are likely to be seen by a professional and save you the trouble of buying a pool with existing issues. When people do find themselves in a hole, sometimes they try to pass it on to the next person, so be careful not to fall in.
If on the other hand, you are already in a home that you love, let us build you the long-lasting pool of your dreams. Contact us here to get a free estimate on your project and the start the process today. We love building quality pools for families like yours!