High Water and Electric Bills and Other Myths About Owning a Pool


Swimming pools: they're the perfect place for family fun! But aren't they expensive to own and operate and difficult to clean?

Luckily, the answer is no! If you're considering buying a pool for your household, you might be grappling with some of these common pool-ownership myths.

The good news is that busting them is the best way to sort out what's true and what's not about having a pool and figure out if installing one is the right choice for your family.

Myth 1: Owning a Pool Makes Your Water and Electric Bills Skyrocket!

While it's true that there will be some added costs associated with filling the pool, owning a pool will not have a large effect on your water bills over time. If you're concerned about the fact that filling your pool will make your water bill spike, consider contacting your water company, which may decrease your bill since you used water but not their provided sewage services.

When it comes to your electric bills, you can expect a pool's impact to be minimal. Modern pumps and filters are highly energy-efficient and won't make your energy costs explode.

Myth 2: Pools are Difficult to Clean and Maintain

Like anything else in your home, pools require maintenance, but you can expect that commitment to be relatively minimal.

Testing and adjusting a pool's chemicals only takes a few minutes, and modern helpers like pool vacuums and filters help keep detritus from clogging the surface.

If you choose to install a hot tub, you can expect a similar cleaning process, especially if the hot tub is attached to your pool.

Myth 3: Pools are Dangerous for Families With Kids

While an unguarded pool can present a risk for young kids, it's easy to ensure your pool is kid-proof. Simple additions, like wrap-around fences, pool gates and covers will go a long way to help keep your family safe and reduce the risk of an accident.

If you have questions about how to install certain safety measures, contact a professional pool specialist for additional assistance.

Myth 4: Pools Don't Add Value to a Home

Depending on where you are, adding a swimming pool to your home can significantly boost its value. According to HouseLogic.com, adding a pool will increase your home's value by approximately 7 percent, which can make a big difference when you go to sell!

Myth 5: It's Impossible to get Financed for a Pool

False! Lots of modern pool installation companies offer pool project financing. This financing makes it easier for you to install the pool of your dreams and enjoy it with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're in good financial hands.

Installing a Swimming Pool May be More Accessible Than You Thought!

If you're considering adding a swimming pool to your home, now is a great time to do it. Modern pools are highly efficient, easy to maintain, easy to guard and inexpensive to operate.

If you're ready to design and install your pool, hiring a professional pool installation company is the easiest way to get the job done. And enjoy your new pool faster To learn more about pool installation projects, or to start yours today, contact Renaissance Pools & Spas today!