Are you thinking of adding some colour to your backyard by installing a pool?

You are not the only one… it could be COVID.

Millions of homeowners and their families realized that they needed new ways to entertain themselves and stay active after the shutdown of most of the country a year earlier. As spring became summer, this nationwide realization grew in popularity as Americans began to long for outdoor activities that COVID did not restrict.

We quickly moved from fear to “full steam ahead” mode as we started handling unprecedented inquiries and orders during lockdowns. Since then, we’ve been on an extensive hiring spree to find the best people so that we can create and install the pools that our customers want.

You’ve reached the point where you are ready to partner with one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry (that’s us) and become an authorized dealer for our fibreglass pools. Click the link to get in touch!

Why pandemics drive pool popularity

In 2020, fibreglass pool demand was at an all-time high. Even with the launching of nationwide vaccination campaigns, this trend does not seem to be slowing down in 2021. All news reports, from New Jersey to California to Michigan to California, have reported that overwhelmed pool builders face order backlogs that could stretch into 2022.

According to Opendoor’s 2021 Real Estate Trend report, 30% of American home buyers drastically changed their priorities and buying decisions due to COVID. Because of the pandemic, many people have spent more time at home these days than ever before.

Millennials and Gen Xers are looking for homes that offer dedicated space for productivity, exercise, and enjoyment. More than 60% of Millennials, Gen X, and Gen X homebuyers have searched for homes with an outdoor space. 43% and 39% of Gen Xers and Millennials want a hot tub and pool in their backyards.

A pool can make your yard more inviting and enjoyable, but it is often more expensive than a gym. This feature is also popular among Gen X and Millennial homebuyers.

Are you aware of what to expect? And what the cost might be? If you don’t know what to expect and how much it might cost, you’re in the right place. We have been offering honest pool pricing estimates through our website for years. This article will show you how much home improvement projects might cost.

What are some other home improvements that can be made?

A new pool can be costly. It’s not the most expensive home improvement project that you could consider.

When weighing the cost of a pool over other home improvements, consider how you will use them while living in your home.

  • New deck: $7500 to $20,000+
  • New roof: $7500 to $40,000+
  • Full kitchen renovation $40,000 – $130,000+
  • Full bathroom remodel $30,000 to $60,000+
  • Bathroom addition: $60,000 – $90,000+
  • New master bedroom: $150,000 to $2575,000+

Turnkey home renovations are not likely to add more value than what you have spent. The biggest consideration for homeowners should be…

“What is the best way to get the most enjoyment at the lowest price?”

Most homeowners don’t think twice about the second part of this question. However, it is important to ask, especially when you consider that many major home improvements, including pools, are considered luxuries and may not yield positive returns when you sell your home.

A new bathroom is more appealing than a pool. A better kitchen will make staying at home more enjoyable than a backyard where you can entertain and swim. You can choose the one that makes you happy if your options are similar in cost.

Before you buy (or build) a pool, it is important to know the following:

COVID has provided many people with new perspectives about their homes and the parts they value most. While it is important to know upfront how much new additions will cost, ongoing costs can be worth considering in your decision-making process.

Every outdoor improvement requires some maintenance. This could be as simple as mowing the grass or more complicated issues like long-term pool resurfacing or pool water PH balances.

However, before you can maintain it, you must first build it.

An above-ground pool might be a good option if you have a small backyard and want to lower your initial costs. Above-ground pool kits can be purchased for as little as $1,000. They are small, circular structures that do not require additional accessories (such as decking or stairs) or professional installation.

If you aren’t handy and prefer to have the job done professionally, an above-ground pool will cost you $2,500 and possibly more than $5,000.

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