Here at New Wave Pools in Bluffton, South Carolina, we are often asked many of the same swimming pool questions from homeowners looking to design and build their first inground swimming pool and from our existing customers. Below we list and answer those five common swimming pool questions. If you have any other questions regarding our affordable swimming pool services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What materials will be used in the construction of my new swimming pool?
Your new inground pools will be constructed from concrete and steel with a plaster inside finish. Concrete swimming pools offer many benefits. They are highly durable and aesthetically pleasing. They are perfect for a wide-variety of climate conditions including the climate here in coastal South Carolina and the surrounding southeastern United States. Also, the design possibilities of concrete pools are limitless.
What are primary variables that determine the cost of a pool?
Cost is one of the main concerns of our customers, and we are often asked what are the primary variables that affect the cost of our inground swimming pools. Those two variables which will affect your new swimming pool’s final price are the size and the equipment options for your pool.
Will a saltwater pool cost more to maintain than a chlorinated swimming pool?
Saltwater swimming pools have many benefits. Most homeowners considering a pool with saltwater understand the health benefits of swimming pools that do not have chlorine (e.g. Gentler on skin, hair and eyes, and healthier for those with allergies and asthma). Another benefit of inground saltwater pools is the lower cost of materials, maintenance and operation in relation to pools with chlorine. Salt – which you will need to maintain a safe, sanitary pool – costs less than chlorine.
If I need to put my home on the real estate market to sell, does a swimming pool add to the value of my home?
The National Association of Realtors recently shared market data which showed that in-ground swimming pool installations do increase the value of homes. In fact, in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding areas of South Carolina and Georgia, NAR data shows that a home’s value increases from 5 to 10 percent. And as we shared in a recent post, a high-quality swimming pool renovation will also be more attractive to buyers looking for a move-in ready home lacking in major repair issues.
Do the benefits of new pool equipment outweigh the costs of purchasing and installing that new swimming pool equipment?
It absolutely makes sense to upgrade your older pool heater, pumps, lights, controls, etc. with newer, energy-efficient pool equipment. Doing so will not only save you money on power bills and pool equipment repairs and maintenance, but you may also qualify for tax credits or rebates.
If you have any questions on what does and does not qualify, we will be glad to answer any of your questions.