Is A Swimming Pool A Good Investment?
Having a swimming pool in the backyard is a goal for many and working out whether it’s a worthwhile investment is understandably one of the most important things to consider. It makes sense to do your research to ensure that you are spending your hard-earned cash wisely. Here are some important things to consider when deciding if a pool is a good choice for you.
The lifestyle that a swimming pool can provide
The lifestyle that comes with pool ownership is one of the main reasons people purchase them. Especially here in Australia, we have mild winters, and, in many areas, we have warm weather year-round. Having a pool in the backyard can be a complete lifestyle overhaul for some. The idea of having an enjoyable space where you can spend your free time, right at your back doorstep is highly enticing for many people. A pool has many uses, whether it be relaxing, social gatherings, working on your fitness goals or making memories with those you care about the most. There is no denying the copious amount of benefits that a pool can provide. Swimming is an activity that can enjoyed by anyone at any age and is sure to provide many years of entertainment.
A well-designed swimming pool can add value to your home
Homes with swimming pools are typically priced higher than those that don’t. However, to increase the likelihood of it increasing your property price it is essential that the pool is constructed to a high standard using a superior quality product and that it has been well designed to tie in with the home. Older types of pools that require costly upkeep and repairs can detract potential buyers.
Some important factors to consider to ensure your pool is a worthwhile investment
Choose a pool that requires the least effort and chemicals
For most people, cleaning their pool is not how they want to be spending their spare time. When deciding on your pool, it’s a good idea to choose a pool that requires the least work and explore what kind of cleaning systems that it can have to reduce they level of commitment required to keep the pool clean. Fibreglass pools require very little effort from the pool owner and with a smart in-floor cleaning system it is virtually self-sufficient. They work by removing dirt and debris regularly from the pool which saves you the hassle of having to do it manually or using a vacuum. They also circulate the water in your pool and distribute the chemicals throughout the water evenly. Pool owners that have an in-floor cleaning system express to us how easy it is to look after their pool and those that have sold said that it was an attractive feature that appealed to many buyers, which made their home easier to sell.
The location of your pool
Whilst installing a pool in any area of Australia has its benefits, if you were wanting to gain maximum return for your investment, it’s important that the area in which you live is the right climate and suburb for installing a pool. States and territories with warmer climates and family dense suburbs usually attract buyers that are happy to pay extra for a pool in the backyard. People that reside in seaside suburbs have the highest number of pools, a theory for this is, those who are drawn to waterside living are more inclined to pay more for a house with a pool. When considering a pool for your home it’s important to think of the best location for it. Ensure that your pool is placed in an area that gets plenty of sun and complements the layout of the home and the backyard. Ideally the pool you choose should be aesthetically appealing and looks good not only today but for many decades to come. This will increase your chances of adding valuable dollars to your home if you decide to sell soon or many years down the track.
The design and shape of your pool
Everyone has different tastes and preferences and at the end of the day it comes down to the design and shape pool that you like best. However, if selling your home was something you would consider at any point, it’s a good idea to choose a shape that is timeless rather than one that is popular right now. Kidney pools for example, were extremely popular in the 90’s but they aren’t as popular today. If you are looking for a timeless shape, a rectangle shaped pool is a sound choice as they have straight lines and sleek edges which are likely to remain modern for many years to come.
How much power will your pool use?
The less your pool costs to run the better it is for you and it presents better to prospective buyers if you ever decide to sell your home. You can drastically reduce your running costs by using an energy efficient pump. Although, it is important to know that it may reduce your costs associated with energy, but it may increase the amount you have to spend on chemicals as they reduce the effectiveness of your pools circulation. The best way to keep your pool water healthy and clean to swim in is by using an energy efficient pump in conjunction with an adequate circulation technique. This will ensure that your pool is ready to swim in whenever you want to use it. Our team can offer education on this.
Why is a fibreglass pool a good investment?
Here are some of the benefits to owning a fibreglass pool:
• They are known for their low maintenance and easy upkeep.
• The interior surface of a fibreglass pool is made using a tough interior gel coat, it is practically non- porous which gives it a smooth glossy finish. It protects the shell from external damages such UV rays, chemicals, and heat.
• Fibreglass pool owners spend approximately 75% less time and money on their pools upkeep than other types.
• The have an extremely long lifespan.
• They a relatively quick install which can save your money on construction costs.
• Fibreglass pools are aesthetically appealing. With added features such as water features and lighting, you can enhance the overall appeal of your pool more so.
Put simply, Aussies love swimming pools. If your home has one, it will more than likely generate increased interest than homes without one. The more interest your property has, the additional competition there is at auction or when selling your home. This will ensure maximum return for your investment.
It’s important to remember that it is not only money that makes a pool a good investment. Many of us enjoy spending our weekends outdoors, catching up with family and friends. A pool in the backyard can enhance your lifestyle significantly. It provides a place to have fun and make precious memories – you cannot put a price on that! For further information regarding one of our fibreglass pools for your home, give our friendly team here at Factory Pools Perth a call today, we are happy to help in any way we can.