A Backyard Swimming Pool
A Private Pool In Your Backyard Can Significantly Impact Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cost
Some features of your home will have an impact on your homeowner's insurance costs, no matter how well you maintain your home. For instance, if you own a swimming pool, your insurance cost will automatically be higher because of the increased liability. Before installing a pool be sure to check with your insurance company to see what effect this will have on your premiums. Some companies will charge as much as 10% more to insure a house with a pool, trampoline or other potentially hazardous equipment on the property.
Your Homeowner’s Association or City Ordinance May Require A Safety Fence
If you have a pool or other water feature on your property, you may be required to have a safety fence put in place. A safety fence will keep out any small children who might otherwise wander in to a dangerous situation, or fall into a body of water.
Not Just the Cost Of Construction
After calculating the construction and ongoing costs of building a backyard pool some homeowners seriously reconsider adding a swimming pool to their backyard. What some people fail to realize is that a swimming pool is very expensive. Not only are there the initial costs to consider, there is also the cost of regular upkeep. Make sure you have the money and time required to keep your pool area from falling into disrepair before you spend the money to have it built.
Having a pool is a luxury that is becoming unaffordable for many families. Have you watched the past couple summers pass by without opening up the pool? Switching your system over to renewable solar energy can help make it possible to keep enjoying your pool, without the high energy bill each month.
If you own a pool, consider using a solar water heating system to keep it warm in the cooler months. Solar heating is much less expensive than electric or even gas heating, and it is relatively easy to install. In the first year alone, you can save about thirty percent over the cost of heating your swimming pool with electricity. Photovoltaic panels work most efficiently in areas with at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sunlight.
A Backyard Swimming Pool Can Be A Great Feature For Your Whole Family
If you do have the time and money for your own private backyard swimming pool you will enjoy many hours of family fun not to mention the health benefits if you commit to a regular lap schedule at least four time per week.