Save Money Building an in Ground Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 09-03-2009 in Articles

With costs of vacationing continuously on the rise, more and people are discovering alternatives for relaxation and entertainment. Having one's own  pool is a great way to enjoy staying at home. No doubt building a swimming pool can be a costly investment, but it is one that can be fun for the whole family many months of the year.

Above ground pools are very popular, mostly due to the fact it is the most economical way to have your own swimming pool. Above ground pools are not very good investments in terms of adding value to your home. An advantage of an above ground pool is it can be dismantled and moved to a location should you sell your home.

Inground swimming pools, on the other hand can increase the value of your home. Gunite/shotcrete pools in particular hold their value very well and one can usually expect property value to increase by about 75% of the cost of building the pool.

People looking for ways to save money building their own swimming pool have a few alternatives to this approach. One way is to do the work yourself. While this can be very labor intensive, it is possible for a determined homeowner to build their own in ground vinyl liner pool. There are also a few methods for building a concrete pool that is doable by competent do-it-yourselfer.

Another choice is to subcontract the work out to subcontractors. In many cases this is exactly what  pool builders do. Many swimming pool contractors sell the job to the homeowner then sub contract all the work out.By acting as your own contractor you can eliminate some of this cost.

If you are considering contracting your own swimming pool, the first step would be checking your state and local codes to make sure they will allow this. Before beginning the project you will need to learn everything you can about swimming pool construction.

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