Installing A Pool On A Budget
Are you thinking about installing a pool in your backyard this summer? If so, you may want to start planning now. Demand for pools has been on the rise due to the pandemic, and isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon with many contractors booking well into next summer.
Thankfully, it’s never too early to start planning. The extra time could turn out to be useful for you as you plan your pool installation between designing and financing it. One of the most important aspects of installing a pool is making sure that you have the proper budget to do so. Thankfully, even those with a tight budget can still afford to have the pool they deserve.
Let’s dive into a few tips for installing a pool on a budget.
Choose A Smaller Size
Deciding to build a smaller pool can help you save a great deal of money on time, labor, and materials. While it may not be Olympic sized, a smaller pool can still provide you and your family with a relaxing space on hot summer days. There are a variety of design options you can choose from when it comes to smaller pools that will still help maximize your space. If you have a small yard already, you may come to find that having a smaller pool is actually more desirable.
Don’t Purchase Everything At Once
When installing a pool, there are many features and options to consider. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy everything at once. Though it can be tempting to include heaters, fun water features, and slides—these items all add up quickly. Instead of adding everything you want right now, hold off and purchase these items down the road when you have the money to do so.
Use The Power Of Solar
Swimming pools are notorious for emitting a lot of energy usage. This can have a significant impact on both the environment and your wallet. By using solar-powered devices you can use more efficient pool cleaning and heating systems that will help automate your maintenance. By running your pump for fewer hours on energy fully absorbed from the sun, you’ll notice a significant reduction in your energy bills.
Take Out A Loan
Because a pool can be a costly addition to a home, it can be hard to fathom the idea of spending thousands of dollars all at once. Fortunately, there are a variety of loan options you can choose from to help you finance this project. Whether you choose to opt for traditional options like a personal loan or credit card, or choose to take advantage of a home equity loan, there are many sources to choose from.
Install During An Off Season
Because appointments are booking out far in advance, it may be worth looking into an off-season installation. You’re likely to find more availability and possibly discounts as well. Oftentimes, contractors are willing to offer these deals during times when their work has slowed down.
Before you schedule your pool installation, be sure to talk with a professional to incorporate these tips and others that will help you save money on your project.