Is it time for a pool?
Living in a city like Dubai, where everyday is a sunlit day of summer, all around the year - nothing feels better than a day by the pool, refreshing your tan. And what makes a weekend a holiday? Your very own pool day, spent in the comfort of your home!
So, just like the many families around Dubai, have you been considering installing a pool in your home too?
Just before you do, here are a few things you’d want to do, to ensure everything happens seamlessly.
Building a pool involves more than the initial construction cost. Factor in ongoing expenses such as maintenance, water, electricity, and potential repairs. Determine if your budget comfortably accommodates both the installation and long-term costs associated with pool ownership.
Assess your yard's size and layout to determine if it can comfortably accommodate a pool while leaving ample space for other activities, landscaping, and amenities. Consider property lines, setbacks, and any local regulations or permits required for pool installation.
Explore various pool types, shapes, and designs that align with your aesthetic preferences and functional needs. Options range from traditional rectangular pools to more elaborate designs with features like waterfalls, fountains, and built-in seating.
Reflect on how you intend to use the pool. Will it be for leisure, exercise, or entertaining guests? Your pool's intended purpose can influence its size, depth, and additional features. Also consider some interior styles on how you want to style the pool area, if the pool is just a small addition to your backyard for flair, check out some styles on how you’d like to design it.
Pools require regular maintenance to ensure water quality, safety, and aesthetics. Consider the time and effort you're willing to invest in cleaning, chemical balancing, and general upkeep. You can also opt for professional pool maintenance services.
Safety is paramount, especially if you have children or pets. Install appropriate safety features like fences, gates, alarms, and pool covers to prevent accidents and ensure you’ve complied with local regulations.
Think about your region's climate and how often you can use the pool throughout the year. In warmer climates, a pool may be usable year-round, while in cooler regions, it might have limited seasonal use, so plan whether you’d like to build a glasshouse around it or a cooling system.
Consider how the pool will integrate with your existing landscaping and outdoor living space. Incorporate elements like seating, shade structures, and hardscaping to create a cohesive and inviting environment.
While a pool can enhance your home's value and appeal, it's essential to assess whether it aligns with the preferences of potential future buyers in your area. A well-maintained pool can be a selling point, but it's not universally desired. Things to consider could be, is it taking too much space in your backyard, does it dull the area and lastly does it make the backyard look smaller?
Research local zoning regulations, building codes, and safety requirements related to pool installation. Ensure you obtain any necessary permits and adhere to guidelines to avoid legal issues.
Evaluate the environmental impact of a pool, including water consumption, energy usage for heating and filtration, and the potential use of chemicals. Explore eco-friendly options and practices to minimise your pool's footprint.
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