Swimming Pools in Florida
It can be said that swimming pools in Florida are becoming more a necessity than a luxury. When you ask yourself, “do I want a swimming pool or do I need a swimming pool,” your answer may likely be yes to both. The reason for this is because, like the rest of the country, Florida temperatures seem to be on the rise, and it is nearly impossible to enjoy a summer day without the comfort of a pool.
Although the cost of building a swimming pool will only increase the value of your home on average less than 10%, there are many other reasons besides resale value for making the decision to build a pool. A swimming pool provides a place for the whole family to hang out and have fun, get in some exercise, or just get away from the heat and humidity. It is also a great gathering spot to entertain extended family and guests.
Once you’ve made the decision to build a swimming pool, your next step is finding a reputable swimming pool contractor who can provide you with the best pool to fit within your budget. With today’s average price of a swimming pool starting at anywhere from $17,000 to $50,000, and some custom designs at the high end costing over $100,000 or more, it is important to shop around to find a swimming pool contractor who can give you the best quality at the best price. Unless you have a builder in mind who comes highly recommended by friends or family, it is a good idea to meet with several swimming pool contractors before hiring the one who will build your dream pool.
Building materials are another consideration in figuring out what type of pool you can afford. On the low end of the price range are the pre-formed fiberglass pools which fit down into a hole dug in your yard and can be up and running within a few days. Other, more expensive pools require excavation of your yard and construction of a steel or concrete base which is then covered with vinyl, or a concrete base covered with gunite.
There are many options for building swimming pools in Florida and making the decision to build one of your very own is the first step in providing your family with a great way to spend those hot sticky months of summer in cool, refreshing comfort.