Many homeowners build a pool for their own exercise of for their kids. Once the pool is finished, the outdoor space surrounding it becomes a hotbed of activity. Deck chairs and lounge chairs pop up around the pool, and suddenly as much time is spent outdoors at your home as it is indoors.
Understand that your entire home life changes with the addition of a pool, may make you want to rethink your pool project to add a little more finished space for outdoor sitting and even meal prep.
But, first the pool itself.
Pools are Affordable
When you build a pool, you increase the value of your home by 7 to 15 percent, allowing you to recoup between 30 to 50 percent of the cost of the pool. This is especially true in Southern California, the sunny Southwest, or in the Deep South.
A basic pool is the neighborhood of $23,000. For this you can get a pool up to 400 square feet with a depth of 3 and 1/2 feet at the shallow end and a depth of 6 feet at the deep end. Generally included is a gunite pool, steps, a ladder, pump, a filter system and a light, waterline tile inside the pool and other accessories. If your budget allows there are many things to add such as water features (fountains) a spa or a pool heater, pavers, and more.
Nevertheless, a swimming pool on its own adds tons of enjoyment to your home for both your family and when you entertain.
Advantages of a Pool
In areas of Texas such as Houston, a home without a pool is not able to take full advantage of the great weather the area offers. In Houston and surrounding areas, a pool is not a status symbol. In fact, not having a pool may make a home harder to sell.
A Pool is For Fun
Having a pool means you and your family can have fun and get great exercise. A family with kids of any age living at home will have their pool used a lot. Families or people without kids enjoy a great method of exercising that is low impact, and can even be used for a cardiac workout.
Perfect for Entertaining
A pool with its light(s) glowing and matching outdoor lighting makes for the perfect ambiance for an outdoor dinner party or for the teens in your life an evening with their friends. For younger kids, ask one or two parents to stay and help watch the group. For teens, be sure you stay home to make sure they stay in line.
It does not matter if you throw a dinner party and just have concrete around the pool and on the patio. No kitchen, no problem – grill on an ordinary gas grill, the food will be great and the atmosphere resort like. You and your friends can enjoy a wonderful meal and all of you will feel as if you went to a resort for a short time.
Make sure guests bring swimsuits – they can swim before dinner to work up an appetite, or after dinner to work off what they ate. Some may opt for both.
Contact us Now
St. Croix Custom Pools is the go to custom pool contractor in Tomball, Woodland and the greater Houston area. Call now at 936-203-7560! And, you can have your pool in time for summer.