The vast majority of people are going to hire a pool contractor to install a pool in their backyard but, nonetheless, it’s a pretty good idea to know what the process is. This will keep the homeowner in the loop about what is going on and how long it will take before they can enjoy a nice relaxing dip in the pool.
This Wiki How illustrates the entire process. It starts with making sure you have obtained all of the building permits to make this improvement to your home. Homeowners in neighborhoods that have associations should also make sure they are in compliance with those rules as well.
Once you have picked out the perfect place for your pool the pool contractor will dig out the spot using a backhoe and pour a foundation that will last for decades. There are three materials used to surface the pool which are vinyl, concrete, and fiberglass. Concrete lasts the longest, but it is also the most expensive choice to make. However, it is also the least expensive material to maintain and adds the most resale value to your home, so it is likely an investment well worth making.
If you do decide to go with a fiberglass pool, they are pre-molded and so ready to just be put in place once the hole is dug. The cheapest option is a vinyl-lined pool but they wear out really quickly. These types of pools can cost $25k to $50k while a concrete pool of the same size is around $80k to $100k.
While most people associate pools with southern states such as California and Florida pool construction annapolis md is a surprisingly large market. There are several pool builders in this city as well as companies that service pools after they have been built, maintaining pumps and making sure the chemical mix is just right to keep things clean and safe.
The pool industry overall is surprisingly large, as this article shows. Combining new pools, altering them, maintaining and repairing pools, and reconstructing them when needed the pool industry generated about $9 billion in revenues in 2018. Over the past five years, the pool industry has expanded by about 3.8 percent each year and the people employed in this industry has grown by about 3.1 percent annually.
There are now over 13,000 pool contracting businesses in the United States and they employ a bit over 49,000 individuals. As residential construction has rebounded since the Great Recession so too has the pool contracting industry. The industry will likely slow down in 2018, though, as interest rates are rising and so purchasing a home and a pool is getting costlier.
The median income of people who buy homes with a pool, or have one installed in their yard, is $104,000. It is believed that America’s per capita income will increase in 2018 as wages finally rise so this does bode well for the pool industry. Homeowners can capitalize on having a pool in their backyard as a difference maker when selling their home, especially in northern markets where this is more unusual.