Dad’s in the shed. Mum’s in the kitchen. Sonny’s locked up in his room. Life would be so much more fun if there were activities at home the entire family could enjoy. Wouldn’t it be great to have a pool? No more queueing, no more parking, no crowds to deal with. Sounds pretty spiffy, right? Before you dive into the idea, here’s something to think about.
Concrete or fiberglass?
The amount of time and money involved greatly depends on this decision. Concrete pools can be designed with no limitations but will take more time to complete. On the other hand, fiberglass pools in Perth come in pre-formed shapes, can be installed within a week’s time, and cost significantly less than concrete ones.
Swimming pools do not automatically increase the value of your property—until you encounter a buyer who’s looking for a home equipped with one. In other words, don’t just have a pool installed to recover your home investment. It may or may not happen.
Swimming pools don’t take care of themselves. If you or other family members can’t find time to do it, you could always hire someone to come over on a regular basis to clean the pool and regularly monitor the water’s chemical balance. Add that to the cost of chemicals and system service (filtration, heater, pool cover and other electrical systems).
If these are manageable to you, then you certainly deserve to own a swimming pool.