In ground pools are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home, while also providing a semi-practical, entertainment and relaxation luxury. While pool installation itself can cost between $20,000 and $50,000, adding a backyard pool can increase the value of your house by 8%. Whether you are planning on investing one, or already have one there are many ways to customize your pool to set it apart from the carbon-copy similarities in your neighborhood.
1.) In-Pool Amenities: If you want to customize your pool the first thing you should look at is inside the pool itself. Water heaters are one way to give your pool an edge up on the competition. While everyone else is waiting for the spring to fully thaw you can be enjoying the warm water. Pool toys, solar covers, steps, and diving boards can all be added to customize your pool. Better yet, avoid the 90 minute average wait time for water slides at theme parks during peak times and put one in your pool! Kids will love it, and you might be surprised how much enjoyment you’ll get out of a quick slip into your pool.
2.) Outside Infrastructure: There are countless ways to customize your pool by adding things around it. Fences should surround every in ground pool for safety liability, but decks, patios, and verandas are options to consider as well. Keep in mind constructing a pool with plans for a deck will make it easier to add on if you don’t have the funds to do it all at once. Some people put sidewalk walkways around their pools, and even leave areas for chairs and a grill.
3.) Landscaping: Similar to building things around your pool, you can also invest in quality landscaping to compliment the area. Adding mulch, flowers, or shrubbery is a great way to add aesthetic value to a pool area. On the other hand, getting certain trees removed can make the area less cluttered and also save you time cleaning out the eventual leaves that fall.