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Building Your Dream Pool: Yes or No?

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Create your dream pool for your home where you can relax by the pool and where your kids can safely play and have the fun of their own. With today’s resources, you are able to imagine much more clearly the perfect pool to fit your needs and at Skovish Pools & Spas, we can easily help you achieve those dreams.

Our swimming pool packages can vary from the very basic to all-inclusive, depending on what you are looking for. There are pros and cons to an above ground versus an inground pool which we will go over next. Our packages include installation, construction, and maintenance of your pool so you can be free to enjoy your poor instead of cleaning it constantly. We will walk you through every step from picking the style of poor, to laying it where it will go. We even offer special rates for customers who sign up for maintenance packages at installation.

Above Ground Pool Pros and Cons

An above ground pool is an excellent, quick addition to your home. This selection is normally for the family who doesn’t want to do extensive construction to their property or someone who would prefer to have a more temporary solution to the need of swimming at home. It’s also excellent for colder environments where the ground freezes or where it’s difficult to dig due to soil density or rocky soil. Most owners want to build decking to surround the pool to secure it and create a more aesthetically pleasing look. The cost is obviously much cheaper at about $1000 to $3000, but the pool itself only lasts about 7 to 15 years, which is a shorter lifespan than an in-ground pool.

Inground pool

An inground pool can make your house value go up as well as bring a lot of fun to your yard. Inground pools can take about 6-8 weeks to install in perfect conditions. You’re looking at about $30,000 to $50.000 for pools installed by a local builder, but it varies a lot due to the size, depth, location, and shape of your pool. You have more freedom with what to do with your inground pool, but the cost goes up. They can also last a very long time, only needing to be redone every 25 years or so. They are easier to self-clean than above ground pools, but that maintenance also comes with a price tag.

Building your own dream pool

Building a swimming pool is attainable, but there’s a lot of other things to think about when choosing the type of pool for your home.

– Water safety – If you have children in the house, maintaining a watchful eye on both your children and the pool can be a new thing. Seventy-seven percent of drownings last year included children under 5 years old. Constant vigilance and proper safety precautions need to be made around swimming pools in relation to small children especially.
– Isolation Fencing – Surrounding your pool by a five-foot locked fence is needed to keep your pool secure against wandering children and animals in your neighborhood. It also is the first defense against any small children that really love swimming in your home. Needing a key to get to the pool is just one more layer of security.
– Liability – If those neighborhood kids or animals make it to your unsecured pool and are harmed, you will be liable legally for not securing your pool. Get those isolation fences up!
– Maintenance – Maintenance is essential to the longevity of any pool. Making sure you have routine care for your above or inground pool will only make it last longer, perform better, and make sure you’re swimming in cleaner water.

Are you ready? Skovish Pools & Spas can get you on your way to building your dream pool. We have 2 locations, one in Luzerne, Pa and the other in Shickshinny, Pa. We can help you in those areas as well as the surrounding areas.  Please contact us today for your
FREE pool consultation.

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