What’s the one thing that makes a backyard feel like a tropical oasis? For most people, it’s a pool. The relaxation, beauty and summer fun is the appeal. Swimming pools are viewed as a luxury for some, and a necessity for others. Thinking about adding a pool to your backyard? Here are 5 things to keep in mind about pool ownership. Click To Tweet
Owning a Pool
Thinking about getting a pool? You should know that it’s not all fun and games. Here’s a list of 5 things you should know about pool ownership so you don’t just dive in without knowing what you’re getting into!
- Be Ready for Guests
- Increase Supervision
- Plan For Water
- A Neglected Pool is a Green Pool
- Features Are Fun
1) Be Ready for Guests
If you have teenagers, installing a pool in your backyard will make yours the cool house on the block. This means your house will likely become a popular destination for your children and their friends.
2) Increase Supervision
All those guests mean that you’ll have to beef up supervision of little ones. In a fenced in yard without a pool, you might have let your kids and their friends roam while you watched TV or made dinner. A pool requires an additional level of supervision, either consisting of an older sibling, parent or babysitter.
3) Plan For Water
Obviously, your pool will use a lot of water, but one thing people fail to think about until after construction is complete is how much water gets tracked into your house. Plan ahead and install a covered patio, pool house or outdoor lounge area to encourage swimmers to dry off outside, instead of making puddles inside!
4) A Neglected Pool is a Green Pool
With the rain and humidity in North Houston, your pool will need weekly maintenance. Without it, you’ll notice it take on an unhealthy greenish hue.
Pro Tip: A pool requires weekly testing and maintenance to keep your water sparkling and clear. Neglect this and you’ll end up with green water!
5) Features Are Fun
When you’re building a pool, take some time to explore the custom features available to you. It’s not impossible to add these later, but generally speaking, it’s easier to incorporate them into the original design and construction. There are so many options, from waterfalls and scuppers to bridges and fire pits.
Years of Outdoor Enjoyment
Everybody wants to have a swimming pool in their own backyard, and many have reached a point in life where this dream can become a reality. It’s important to remember that this expensive investment is a big responsibility. It will provide years of fun, entertainment, and beauty, but it takes a little work and care.
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