Pool Add-Ons and Updates Ideas
Did you think last summer was hot? Prepare yourself for this year which will be generally hotter than previous years.
Ten hours of sunshine every day, maximum temperatures of 95°F, not to mention very high heat and humidity. That’s the predicted forecast for July 2022 in Texas. It looks like it’s going to be another long, hot summer.
The great news is that you have ample time to put a few measures in place to help you and your family cool down. Why not use this as an excuse to recreate your outdoor space with some pool add-ons? To help you plan, here are some ideas and what they might cost you.
What Are Pool Add-Ons?
Pool add-ons are a variety of features that you can place in or around your pool. Depending on which features you choose, they can add an element of fun or create an oasis in your backyard.
When it comes to pool upgrades, ideas you may want to consider include:
- Water features
- Alternative landscaping
- Improved lighting
- A new deck
- Additions to your current deck
- A fancy lounge area (create a tanning ledge, sun shelf which enables you to put lounge chairs directly into this shallow area)
- A hot tub or spa
Regardless of what you choose, you can be sure that it will enhance your pool as well as your outdoor space.
How Much Do Pool Add-Ons Cost?
The cost of pool add-ons will depend on what you choose. Some require little to no work to install and therefore will reduce your labor costs. Major additions will require more materials and will be more labor-intensive. These types of pool renovations, will, of course, cost you more.
The great thing about pool add-ons is that you can choose ones to fit your budget. Simply add new lounge chairs and tables to your deck. Or you can undertake a major landscape overhaul.
What Pool Upgrades Are Worth Money?
According to real estate experts, a pool can increase the value of your home by five to eight percent. This estimate is for a standard 14-foot by 18-foot concrete inground pool. So just imagine what something even fancier could do to your home’s value.
To get a bang for your buck consider upgrading your surrounding landscape, or adding a deck or patio. An attractive shaded or covered area can make a huge difference to your home’s selling price.
In general, a beautifully designed pool that is well-maintained is always a plus. Give it an upgrade with an infinity edge or a calming water feature, and you can’t go wrong.
Can You Add On to a Pool?
It’s not unheard of for homeowners to add on to an existing pool. Pool remodeling often involves the addition of a hot tub. This is a common pool remodeling project.
Although a spa is ideal to have included when building your pool, it is possible to install after the fact. However, it may cost you more doing it this way. They’re usually built into the pool with the appropriate plumbing and equipment added. But no worries, it can be done.
Adding other external features such as fountains and decking would be more straightforward.
Create the Pool of Your Dreams
Whether you inherited a pool when you bought your home or you had one built, it’s never too late for an upgrade. Pool add-ons are common and can enhance your pool and outdoor area. They also increase the value of your home.
However, it’s wise to hire an experienced pool company when undertaking any pool renovations. They will let you know what is possible and the best way to get it done.
Escape Pools can do this for you. Our owner has 30 years of pool remodeling and construction experience. Contact us now so we can help you get started creating the pool of your dreams!