Month: August 2015

So I started this blog to rant about interior design and furniture and school but this summer has been soooo hot hasn’t it?! Summer 2015 has been intense (I’m loving it though don’t get me wrong hehe). So I went out and did a special report for all of you building your own swimming pool this summer. A swimming pool is an integral part of a upscale home’s complete design. This post should help out a lot of my readers.

If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard, there are 4 extra costs that you have to consider. You can expect to pay at least $20,000 for a brand new pool in Miami, however that’s just the minimum amount to pay for the swimming pool construction.

There 4 other ongoing costs that you have to take into account when calculating your budget for your new pool.

Pool Cleaning

Yes, you can do it yourself, or even have your kids do it every now and then. But let’s be honest, if you want your pool to be clean all the time, you need to hire a professional pool cleaner. Having your pool cleaned all the time is not only more hygienic, but it will also prevent it from having restoration and repairing costs in the future.

Pool Heating

This is not absolutely essential, but if you’re in regions where the summer isn’t that hot, you might need to heat your pool. Or in case you want to enjoy sometime during the winter, having a heating system might be something worth considering.

Chemical Testing

You have to constantly test the PH of your pool. You’ll have to buy test kits and appropriate chemicals to keep your water clean and healthy. Again, having a maintenance/cleaning professional might be something worth hiring.

Pool Repair

You know your pool won’t last tens of years without needing any repair. Pool repairs are usually expensive. Most of the times you can’t restore the swimming pool with water in it, so you have to remove all the water, pay for the restoration team, and then fill the pool with water again.

Hope you found this post useful, and that you take all of these costs into account when buying and building a new pool. Now check out this cool timelapse of a swimming pool built from scratch.