Every new pool owner associates the costs of having a private pool with chemicals required for sanitizing & maintaining the chemical balance, testing kits, utilities for running the pump, frequent maintenance services, and heating & cooling the pool water.
But, you don’t know that there are various other expenses linked with poll ownership and its maintenance. Here, in this article, we enlist 5 effective investments that pool owners can consider after the private pool has been installed. So, let’s check out these.
1. Pool Covers
A pool cover is not exactly a hidden cost. Instead, it is worth an addition, letting you save a good amount of money in the long run. Swimming pool covers keeps the pool water safe for your kids because of less chemical absorption during the summer. Thus fewer chemical treatments are needed. It further brings down the pool’s heating cost as it retains the heat.
There are three primary options for pool covers in the market today.
The first being the mesh pool covers, which supports the substantial weight, and doesn’t allow debris and leaves to get in the pool water. It will enable the rainwater to pass, which means the pool water can get soiled during the rainy season.
The second option is the solid pool covers, made up of vinyl material. They don’t let even a droplet of rainwater squeeze-in. A solid pool cover requires adjustment periodically and calls for frequent pumping at the top.
Finally, we have automatic pool covers. They can be both mesh or solid, but the motorized pool cover opens & closes automatically with a button’s flick, as the name indicates. Alternatively, you can consider pool enclosure that are more than just a functional accessory and add more aesthetic value to your outdoor property.
Insurance of a private pool offers two areas of coverage. The first being the damage to the pool, second is the liability.
Since the swimming pools pose a risk of drowning, pool insurance with liability coverage is a must-have before allowing anyone to dive into the pool water.
Even if you take all the safety measures, there may be the slightest possibility of leaving you liable to accidents. For example, the neighbor kid’s jumping into the pool with your kid, and now think, what if he/she gets injured? Who will pay for the hospital bill? That’s why you need liability insurance coverage. The damage to pool insurance can save you from hefty repairing bills.
3. Safety Features
While liability insurance can cover an accident, it is better to prevent it in the first place; therefore, consider investing in certain safety features. These include the security cameras, child-proof fencing around the pool’s circumference, and alarm systems to notify if someone entered the pool zone in your absence. You can also add a pool cover to this list.
4. Filter Cartridges, Sand, or D. E
Over time, your pool’s filter needs some TLC, including the new filter cartridges, filter sand, or D.E.
Most advanced filter systems don’t require you to replace them earlier than one to two years. Still, it is an expense you need to factor in when constructing a private pool.
5. Patio Pool Furniture
If you have plans to host pool parties or want to chill out under the shade — the gentle cool breeze deflected from the pool water to keep you calm & relaxed, then you need to invest in patio pool furniture.
Your indoor piece of furniture can quickly wear and tear if you put them around the pool.
Get weatherproof outdoor furniture that allows pool-goers to rest despite their wet swimsuits.
The giant, plastic umbrellas are suitable for creating shades to enjoy being outdoors without suntans.
If you plan well and think optimistically, all these investments have sustainable benefits that you will enjoy as a private pool owner.