A swimming pool can increase the value of your home, especially if you live in a high-end neighborhood where it is expected that all of the properties will have pools. It is especially a good idea if you live in a warmer climate. However, if you are not sure of whether you should add a swimming pool to your property, looking for ways to reduce the cost of an in-ground pool may make it easier to justify the installation.
Install It Yourself
One of the best ways to lower the cost of an in-ground pool is to purchase a self-installation in-ground pool kit. This has the ability to shave off a few thousand dollars from the cost of installing a pool. A pool shell is delivered to your home and you are responsible for the installation of the pool. When receiving a quote for the pool shell, make sure that the quote includes the cost of the shell because this can be the most expensive part of the pool.
Avoid Common Add-Ons
Avoid adding additional features to your pool, especially a heater. This is a feature that can significantly add to the cost of your pool. It is better to get a sense of how much you will be using your pool and at what time of the year before considering whether you will need a heater. Another addition that can make a pool much more expensive is to have concrete laid down to have a patio. Avoid other additions, such as a diving board, slide or waterfall, until later on.
Don't Haul Away Dirt In The City
The cost of your pool will be partially based on where it is constructed. The cost of hauling the dirt that must be removed for an in-ground swimming pool is more expensive for those who live in cities. If you are simply able to have the dirt spread throughout your yard or put to another use, you can eliminate this expense.
Choose Vinyl or Fiberglass
The material that your pool is made out of plays a large role in its cost. A vinyl pool is less expensive than a fiberglass or concrete pool. The concrete and fiberglass pools are worth roughly the same. However, it may make more sense to have a fiberglass pool installed in the long run because they are very durable and efficient. There is more damage that both vinyl and concrete pools can suffer over time.
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