Are you the only one in your neighborhood without a pool yet?
Perhaps, you’re hesitating because you’ve read somewhere that owning a pool is more hassle than it’s worth.
Before you say no to pool ownership forever, make sure you’re basing your decision on facts and not common pool myths. Here, we’ll talk about five of the most common pool myths in regards to owning one and do our best to debunk them.
- A Pool Is Always a Home-Selling Obstacle
If you do some pre-planning, you could increase your home’s value. That means making sure you go for a pool style that fits the neighborhood and being diligent with the pool maintenance.
It also means attracting the right buyer. Families with very young children may not be keen on getting a home with a pool because of safety issues. However, those with older kids or an older childless couple may buy your home exactly because it has a pool.
- Pools Are Just Too Expensive to Build
They don’t have to be. How much your pool costs will depend on several factors, including type, materials, accessories, and landscaping.
Plus, you have loan options to choose from. There are equity loans and personal loans. Just make sure to compare interest rates, and of course, don’t take out a loan if you think you’re going to have trouble making payments on time.
- Pools Need Constant Repair
Here’s one of our favorite pool myths debunked. It’s because the longevity and sturdiness of your pool isn’t a pre-determined thing. If you’re having anything built in and around the house, it goes without saying you shouldn’t go for contractors or builders who are known for their substandard work.
Again, you can’t be lax about cleaning and maintenance. The more you keep at it, the less you’ll have to worry about any unscheduled refurbishing.
- The Increased Insurance and Liability Aren’t Worth It
Yes, your insurance will increase. Nevertheless, with so many insurance brokers out there, it’s easy to find one that will offer the best coverage for your needs.
As for liability, you only have to apply the rules of common sense. Work with a reputable contractor, don’t skip reading safety materials, and always follow safety instructions. That includes adult supervision (if you have kids) of the pool at all times.
- Maintaining a Pool Is a Hassle
We could see where it could be a hassle if you’re doing all the pool maintenance tasks by yourself. Do yourself a favor and hire a professional to do the job. Tip: Hire someone who offers more than the basic pool cleaning service, including checking for potential issues with your pool or equipment.
Ready to Invest in a Pool for Your Home?
Now that you’ve had the top five pool myths debunked, what’s stopping you from investing in a pool for your home? If it’s the prospect of doing maintenance for the lifetime of your pool, don’t worry. We’re here to take care of that for you.
Contact us if you have any questions about our swimming pool services.
Mirage Pool Services specializes in pool maintenance, equipment repairs and replacement, chlorine washes, draining pools and pool startups in the Moreno Valley and Riverside, California areas.