Homeowners looking to add a custom pool to their backyard soon find out that the project can take a huge toll on your home. It’s true that most homeowners wait until their home is constructed to add a pool.
But is this the best solution? Most likely not. While it’s understandable for people to put off building a pool after the home is build due to the costs involved with both projects, building a custom pool during home construction can actually save you a lot of time, hassle and money.
We spoke to the experts at SoCal Custom Pools and Spas, who were kind enough to share their thoughts on why adding a home pool during house construction is a good idea.
It’s Easier To Finance
Getting the financing for a pool construction is the biggest obstacle homeowners have to overcome. A lot of people don’t have enough funds for a custom pool construction at their disposal and have to resort to various loans and financing options that don’t always work best. However, with a home equity loan, you can add the pool to your mortgage and save a lot of time and nerves on getting another loan.back to menu ↑
Save On Landscaping Costs
Building a pool in your backyard can take a heavy toll on your landscaping. There’s a lot of heavy machinery and trucks that have to pass through several times a day before the pool is built. This goes for both in-ground and above-ground pools. The grass around the area where you are adding the pool will have to be dug up, along with the shrubs and plants. You will end up with a lot of dirt, tracks and a huge mess that will be very expensive to fix.
On the other hand, doing this before any actual landscaping is done will save you a lot of trouble and money in additional landscaping.back to menu ↑
Protect Your Driveway
The same thing that goes for the backyard applies to the driveway as well. When your driveway is not yet poured in, the damage from all the construction traffic won’t be as serious. But if you do your pool addition with a concrete driveway, the heavy machinery is bound to damage the driveway. This is another strong reason to add the pool while you’re building your home.back to menu ↑
Save On Additional Electrician Cost
Planning out the electrical grid in advance if you know you will be adding a pool to your backyard is another reason why you should plan this during home construction. If the electrician knows you will be adding a backyard pool they can help connect the equipment and plan the electrical network both inside and outside your home on the same cost.back to menu ↑
Get A Fresh Start Right Away
Probably the most compelling reason for a homeowner to build the pool along with the home is that once everything is done, they will be able to start fresh. Is there anything better than taking a long swim on the day you move into your home? Most homeowners would say there isn’t. If there’s anything to get you more excited about your new home is getting to enjoy the pool right from the start.