Is a swimming pool good for your property?

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Owning a private swimming pool is a dream for many homeowners and there is no doubt that having your own pool can be fantastic for your quality of life. But if you are thinking of investing in a private pool it is worth thinking about whether it is right for your property. There are a number of different factors to think about rather than just the fact that it will be a lot of fun.

Looking around at many of the top manufacturers, it is easy to see how the addition of a home swimming pool can be a fabulous thing. This ‘best pools for a small home’ post on Compass Pools is particularly helpful, but read on for more facts about how swimming pools can be good or bad for your property.

Adding value

In many cases, having a swimming pool installed can be a fantastic way to add value to your home. There are few home features that are more impressive that a stunning private pool, and if you are keeping one eye on the value of your property with a future sale in mind somewhere down the line, a swimming can seem like a great idea.

In many cases it is, but you still need to be careful about exactly what kind of pool of you are having installed. Of course a swimming pool can be a large expense and for more modest properties, this may not be a priority – it could even end up putting off some prospective buyers. Additionally, think about getting the right pool for your home. If your house is a little smaller, it doesn’t make sense to have a huge pool installed. The likelihood is that you don’t need a pool of that size as it would dominate the property.

Are pools dangerous for children?

If you have young children it’s worth taking the time to think about the potential dangers of a pool. Of course if you have children and want to have a pool there are many steps you can take to remove any risk, for example by installing fencing around the pool area or a cover for the pool itself. Pools don’t have to be a danger to children, it just means that you need to put a little thought into securing the area.

Damage from chemicals

To keep your pool clean requires a number of chemicals such as a chlorine to disinfect the water and kill off dangerous bacteria. Much has been made of the fact that these chemicals could potentially be harmful to your skin but as long as the correct levels are maintained, the chemicals should not be damaging.

However, it’s also worth considering whether it is bad for your garden to have these chemicals potentially splashed onto plants and the lawn as people use the pool. If there are flowers and other vegetation near the pool this may not something you need to be aware of. a

Taking up space in your garden

We have mentioned above that having a large swimming pool can take up too much room on your property. But it’s is also worth thinking about the fact that if you are having a pool installed, you will be losing that space. So if you are having an outdoor pool you will no longer have that space available in the garden.

It’s worth thinking carefully about how you currently use that space, and whether it would be inconvenient to lose it. For many people having a pool installed is to encourage more use of the outdoor space, but if you already regularly use your garden, it’s worth establishing whether it is worth it or not.

It all depends on you and your home

Ultimately, it is the case that there is no right or wrong answer as to whether a swimming pool is going to be a good choice for your property. It depends on a number of factors including the way you live and the overall layout of the home and available space.

Before you make the decision to take the plunge and invest in a property it’s worth taking the steps to talk it over with your family, as well as a swimming pool specialist who will be able to provide you with more
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