If you’re in the market for a new home would you consider buying one that has an inground swimming pool? On the surface that might be a great idea if you’ve always wanted a swimming pool. Buying a home with a pool means you don’t have to go through the process of a pool construction project. Continue Reading
Backyard swimming is a dream come true for many families and we understand that there are so many designs and options available that it can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. The enjoyment and fun of a swimming pool goes far beyond the simple checklist of its shape, location, deck design. It’s also important to consider upkeep and maintenance once the construction is over.
Here’s a checklist that our swimming pool contractors have put together for you to use when you are planning for a pool. Continue Reading
If you’ve enjoyed your swimming pool for many years, you likely notice it is starting to show signs of wear and tear from the years of fun and frolic you and your family have shared together. You may be seeing areas of the pool that need to be patched and repaired and it might be time to call on the services of a swimming pool contractor. Continue Reading
There’s a trend in holiday gift giving recently that is focusing on larger, family-oriented gifts. While it’s fair to say that an in-ground swimming pool for Christmas from Hawaiian Pool Builders may not be the first thing that comes to mind, it is something to consider. There is some logic behind purchasing your pool for Christmas. Continue Reading
Breathing new life into your potentially outdated swimming pool and its equipment may actually save you time and money in the long run. Updating pool equipment to more energy efficient models will definitely help you reap money in your overall pool operating costs. Continue Reading
When you live in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan like we do, you could be skeptical about adding an in-ground swimming pool. The summers aren’t very long, and you may think that the enjoyment is worth the investment but we have seventeen reasons to prove that owning a pool is well worth it! Continue Reading
When you’re considering a swimming pool, one of the most common questions we are asked is “how much is this going to cost”? This simply isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer because each one is unique.
Here is a breakdown of some of the costs you will incur if you become a swimming pool owner:
If you plan to invest in a traditional in-ground swimming pool you can plan to spend anywhere from $20,000 up to, or even over $100,000. The variance in prices depends on the size and style of the pool you choose, the accessories you want to have installed with it and the building materials you choose for the project. Angie’s List estimates that $25,000 is the average price to have a pool installed, but again, it all depends on the size, style, equipment and building materials chosen.
Caring for the swimming pool once it’s been built is something that all potential pool owners need to consider. You could plan on cleaning the pool yourself. In that case, you will need to invest in the necessary chemicals and make certain you have a safe place to store them
If you opt to hire a company to clean your pool, there are associated costs. When determining whether it’s more cost effective for you to clean the pool yourself or hire a professional you will also want to consider how long it will take you to clean and maintain it and whether you have the time to devote to the task.
Talk with your homeowner’s insurance agent to see whether they will provide coverage if you have a swimming pool and if you will need to increase your liability coverages. You may be looking at an increase in your homeowner’s insurance premiums of 20% in some cases.
Don’t forget to factor in pool toys and outdoor furniture, items for your outdoor living space and patio furniture. Once we pay a site visit to discuss your swimming pool project, we will be able to give you a better idea on what it will cost to have your own family swimming pool installed.
The focus of Hawaiian Pool Builders is to bring a custom-built in-ground swimming pool to your residence in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan. We also know that many times you want more out of your backyard space. Adding a swimming pool house to your yard may be exactly the right fit.
When the rich and famous of Hollywood began having private pools built in their backyards in the 1930’s, the pool area typically included a small structure a few feet away from the water. Most of these pool houses were built to mimic their main residence. Continue Reading
Saltwater swimming pools have gained in popularity over the years and it has many of our Michigan swimming pool customers asking us to explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of making the switch from traditional chlorine cleaning to a salt water cleaning system.
Saltwater pools work by converting salt to chlorine using an electrolytic converter. This produces the same type of bacteria-killing chlorine found in a traditional pool, but in a radically different fashion. Since the salt generator is adding chlorine to the water at a constant rate, it is capable of displacing the bad odor and the burning irritation associated with chlorine, and keeps the levels maintained continually. Continue Reading
While it may not seem like it, winter is the ideal time of year to begin planning for your summer swimming pool construction project. You may wonder why, especially if the snow is flying, but getting your ducks in a row means you can spend unhurried time with the swimming pool contractors from Hawaiian Pool Builders to develop the plan for the ideal pool for you and your family. Continue Reading