Many people see swimming pools as a way to cool down, especially during the hot season, but some need it to promote physical activity. After all, aquatic therapy has its benefits to the joints and respiratory system.
Dolphin Pools & Spas and other experienced pool builders in Salt Lake City recommend the following to cut costs on your pool project:
1. Reduce the Size
Many people think that they should get a large pool where they can do a few laps. Sometimes, it may be better to get a smaller pool that everyone can enjoy. This isn’t like a public pool where you have to share the water, after all.
2. Hold Off That Heater
Not only is a heater going to add thousands of dollars to your pool project, it’s going to eat away your energy costs. Always ask yourself if you truly need it. Do you plan to use your pool in winter or is it for summer only? You can have features installed anytime in the future, so it may be a good idea to wait and see how your family uses the pool without one.
3. Construct the Pool Cover at the End of the Season
The best time to build a pool is before or at the start of the season you’re planning to use it. Don’t get a pool cover yet. Let the season run its course and then get the cover when your family doesn’t feel up to taking a dip.
A pool is costly to build and maintain, that’s for sure. But if you know how to wait for the right moment to install one (and with the right features), you may find that it’s not as expensive as you think.