Pools on a Budget: Construction and Maintenance
Keeping costs low is usually a goal for most establishments. Facilities with pools may find this to be especially difficult, because building and maintaining pools may require additional finances. These additional financial obligations can end up being more costly when proper construction and maintenance aren’t considered. Here are a few tips for planning to build a pool on a budget and keeping costs low after construction.
Planning and Building
Building a pool doesn’t have to be overly expensive. If your facility is looking to build a new pool, there are a few steps you can take to keep costs low during construction.
Consider a Smaller Pool
A smaller pool requires less construction materials. Therefore, it could be beneficial to assess the likely amount of swimmers that would be in the pool at once. This doesn’t mean that your facility should invest in an uncomfortably small pool. Instead just be hyper-conscious of not overbuilding.
Build a Smaller Deck
Building a smaller pool deck can also keep costs low. What’s great about pool decks is that they are relatively easy to expand in the future. Therefore, if there comes a time when your facility has the finances or the need for a larger deck, the transition will be a breeze.
Determine Which Features are Important
When planning out your pool’s construction, determine which features are most important for your facility. This can drastically help keep costs low. Additional pool features can always be added later. Even if waterfalls and slides don’t fit your budget at the moment, you can add them to your pool landscape when you’re ready!
Keeping Costs Low After Construction
Keeping pool costs low after your facility’s pool is already built takes regular care and upkeep. If you invest in the right products and regular maintenance, your pool will have the potential to stay budget friendly.
Keep Up With Maintenance
Keep up with routine maintenance! Serious pool problems can arise without proper maintenance. Oftentimes, these issues are more expensive than the costs of regular maintenance. To prevent unnecessary costly complications, ensure that your pool is having regular maintenance.
Install Quality Products
Investing in high quality pool products can help your facility’s pool remain budget-friendly in the long run. For example, installing a high quality water filter will require less work over the years and offer more years of service. Discuss the most cost-efficient products with your pool professionals so that you are clear on what products will give you the most cost effective results. Sometimes you may have to spend a little more upfront on a product that will save you the most money in the long run.
Building and maintaining a pool on a budget isn’t impossible, but there are additional steps that need to be taken. When building a pool on a budget, be modest and remember that many additional pool luxuries can be added later. When it comes time to keep costs low after the initial pool construction, keep in mind that routine maintenance is essential. If you skip out on maintenance now, you may end up with an unnecessary, costly pool expenses in the future that could have been prevented. If your facility needs help planning or maintaining a pool on a budget, we can help! Contact us to set up a consultation.