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Pool or No Pool? Is It Worth It?

Did you know that Australia has the highest per capita rate of swimming pool ownership in the world? There are more than 2.5 million backyard pools in Australia. What’s even more surprising is that most of them are in homes located within seaside suburbs like the East Coast of Queensland.

If you are in this area and are building a new home or doing a major house renovations project, consider this luxury backyard addition. So, the question is, should you or shouldn’t you get a pool?

To help you make an informed decision, Urban Scene Construction (USC), the ultimate house renovations and building extensions Brisbane company, has come up with a list of pros and cons of having a pool.


  1. Wow Factor

When planning your house renovations project, a pool is a great way to add the much-desired wow-factor to your home design. By seeking professional help, you can get the perfect indoor-outdoor living space, making the two areas blend seamlessly. A pool can also add value to your home if you decide to sell it later.

  1. Staying in Shape

Another advantage of having a pool is you can use it to exercise and stay fit without leaving your home. Swimming is the ideal exercise for those who aren’t keen on weight-bearing activities or going to the gym. Plus, you won’t have an excuse for not exercising since it will only take you a couple of steps outside to get a good workout.

  1. Fun and Entertainment

Any experienced building extensions Brisbane company will tell you that adding a pool provides so much fun for the entire family. It is also an ideal way to get children off electronic gadgets. A pool is perfect for entertaining both adults and children, keeping everyone cool in hot weather. Just imagine how great it would be to have a BBQ party, birthday celebration, or another get-together by the pool.


  1. Maintenance

One of the negatives of having a poor is that it takes time and effort to clean the pool and keep it in good condition. Some of the monthly maintenance requirements include maintaining a safe alkaline level by adding specific chemicals, preventing vegetation growth, and keeping the filter clean. Also, the older it gets, the more maintenance the pool will require.

  1. Safety

Pool ownership comes with its fair share of red tape, and many council safety regulations are involved since it can put small children and those who can’t swim at risk. It is your responsibility to make the pool safe. Luckily, USC, a trusted building extensions Brisbane company, can explain the fencing, child-proof doors, and gates requirements needed to maximize pool safety.

  1. Expense

Adding a swimming pool to your backyard is a costly investment. It is also an ongoing expense since you have to maintain it properly. Monthly costs can run to a few thousand dollars a year. What’s more, water evaporates in hot weather, so you have to top it off now and then. Refilling the pool increases your utility bills.

Is having a pool worth it? It is a good investment if you are going to use it often. If you have any doubts, the best house renovations and building extensions Brisbane company can help you make an informed decision.

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