A Few Factoids on In-Ground Pools  

by Pool Builders on 04-16-2008 in Articles

If you are considering having an in-ground pool installed in your backyard then you have to begin doing your homework now because there is a lot to consider. Its a big job and if you don't know what you are doing then you will be at an extreme disadvantage when dealing with a swimming pool contractor.

To begin with, the cost of an in-ground pool will not reflect directly on the price of your home and property. It will to a certain degree but you are going to take a small loss on your investment in this area. Also, it is going to take a few months to complete the job and if it is during the winter, bad weather can delay it for several months more.

Other delays and added unexpected expenses can be rock or extremely hard substrate that is encountered below the surface during th excavation process. This usually isn't a problem but if you are in an area where granite is prevalent it can be.

If you have seen pools in magazines that feature custom built-in rock work and water features, such as waterfalls, you have to bear in mind that these items can drive up the overall cost of your above ground pool substantially.

One option is to have some large landscape rocks brought in and placed in the landscaping for a similar effect that is far more easy on the budget. Also, there are great looking and easy to install water features that can be purchased at your local hardware store and nursery.

You can incorporate one of these water features into your landscaping for a similar effect at a fraction of the cost. Bear in mind that the more you add on to your in ground pool, the more that you are going to have to maintain and repair if and when it needs it.

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