More and more cottage owners decide to install in-ground pools in their backyard. Swimming pool cottages are gaining popularity due to several reasons. First of all, pool cottages have comparatively improved landscapes; moreover it gives incredible pleasure of swimming to almost all members of the family. Probably the reason which influenced on this tendency most of all is the drastic fall in prices for its installation and maintenance. Today an in-ground pool will cost you from 20,000 dollars to 60,000 dollars, depending on the size of your pool and the preferable material, with all professional works included. On top of that, the money problem is considerably facilitated - low interest rates allow you to get home improvement loans or have it added to an already existing mortgage.
Here are described the main types of pools traditionally used in a pool cottage.
In-ground swimming pools can make your imagination work: they can be of any possible design and shape, you can also install a heating system, use winter and safety covers. The main unexpected problem you may come up against is to find space in your backyard without pipes and wires, otherwise digging a pool will also require moving them and consequently, substantial financial recourses.
A pool cottage will have one of the following variations of in-ground swimming pools:
Qunite swimming pools are based on a special frame on which the qunite layer is applied
Vinyl swimming pools also need a construction of floor and wall which are covered with vinyl
Fiberglass swimming pools are already prefabricated and simply inserted into the hole. They are usually less expensive, despite the fact that it is the most durable material. So, only lack of flexibility in design causes the price reduction.
If you need a cheaper alternative of an in-ground pool, it may be reasonable to buy a simpler construction of above ground pool. There's not a single advantage to above ground pools: they are easier to install and the system of communication is not bothered. You can purchase a small pool for less than 1,000 dollars and a huge one for no more than 10,000 dollars.
Unfortunately, the view of your backyard can be really spoiled by the sight of the support structure and its improvement by applying fine siding can increase the price of your pool almost to the price of the in-ground pool of the same size. That's why first carefully weigh up all the advantages and drawbacks of all types of pools.
Any swimming pool requires appropriate maintenance, it is more than just important to keep your pool clean, to change water regularly and use special winter equipment - covers which will save the pool from dirt, snow and leaves. Safety covers will not collapse when somebody unexpectedly falls into the pool and thus will protect your children and pets.
It is possible to install either in-ground or above ground pools, however the above ground ones don't increase property value much. It's up to you to choose the most appropriate variant, taking into consideration the review above.