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Pool Ownership and Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions

The basics for owning and maintaining your own swimming pool!


1. How long will my yard will be a mess?
An accurate understanding of the building process will help you develop realistic expectations for the completion of your pool. Most pools are completed in just 4-6 weeks. Obviously, unforeseen factors such as the weather or permit delays can affect the building process. Swan Custom Pools will communicate any changes in the projects schedule as soon as possible.
2. Can I afford a pool?
Owning a pool is probably a lot easier than you think. There are many reasonably-priced options for putting a pool in your backyard. The type of pool, materials, accessories, and landscaping you choose will influence the cost of the project. You should also remember that your pool will help reduce other expenses, such as the cost of vacations away from home, membership dues to community pools, other recreational activities and most of all health costs.
3. How much time and effort does it take to maintain a pool?
You can always hire a professional, but with today's cost-effective technology & automation, you can get the same great results in very little time. In fact, maintaining a pool is easier than maintaining your car or your lawn!
4. What will happen to my electric bill?
Utility bills vary depending on where you live and who your provider is, but average estimates show that utility bills only increase between $30 and $50 each month. The type of pool equipment you choose such as pumps & lighting can actually save up to 90% on these bills and pay for themselves in the first year or two. Swan Custom Pools offers a complete line of Eco Select energy efficient products for slashing energy usage up to 90%. Check it out for yourself here
5. What about the risk of accidents and drowning?
While attentive adult supervision is the best way to maintain a safe pool, fences, pool covers, gates and pool alarms offer additional layers of protection to maximize safety. Some experts believe that having a pool actually saves untold lives because children who learn to swim at a very early age are less likely to drown in an emergency situation later in life.
6. What about the increased insurance and liability that come with owning a pool?
Homeowners should always check with their current insurance brokers, we find in most cases current coverage is enough. You should contact your insurance agent and ask questions.
7. Do pools require constant repair?
You should research a builder's work and ask questions about the longevity of the products and pool types you're considering. Proper cleaning and maintenance and a quality well built pool will prevent the need for unexpected and costly repairs. Swan Custom Pools offers products that will greatly extend your pools life.
8. I'm afraid of getting taken by a dishonest pool builder!
Like with any building project, you should always check a builder's professional credentials, ask for references and view samples of complete work.
9. A pool is a big investment, how do I finance it?
Homeowners can finance their new pool by rolling it into a home re-finance or just a standalone home improvement or home equity loan. Many times we find the home + pool Re-finance is equal to or even less than the current mortgage payment. Keep in mind you can deduct the tax just as you do on your mortgage.
10. Will a pool add to the value of my home? What's best for re-sale?
Banks and other financial lenders often look favorably upon swimming pool financing, considering it a "home improvement" that will increase both the current and resale value of your home. Many prospecting buyers will purchase your home quicker because there's ALREADY a pool installed!



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Swan Custom Pools partners with the best financial institutions and is a Financial Services Authorized Swimming Pool Dealer. This enables us to provide our clients an end to end solution and a one stop shop. Check out our financing partners below for more information about swimming pool loans.

Debbie Oakley at Certified Funding
(214) 679-1046 or apply online

Lyon Financial
(877) 754-5966 or apply online
    

Material Selection Help

Need help with material choices for your pool? Visit our partners for guidance!
Pentair Pool
Vaquero Stone
Noble Tile
Mastertile
Pebble Tec