Are you looking at your backyard and wondering, “is 2021 going to be like 2020?” Will our vacations be canceled and will our children be home from school and will we still be working from home? If that’s the case, take your vacation budgets that coronavirus has not allowed you to spend and use it to construct a gift that keeps giving — your own pool. How to budget for your 2021 pool project is something the swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee talk with potential pool owners all the time.
Now is the time to turn your backyard into a staycation paradise because who knows what the new year will bring, right? And when you have a pool constructed it is a gift that will be with you and your family for decades to come. Owning your own swimming pool means you don’t have to travel far for a getaway — you only need to go into the outdoor living space and let the staycation begin!
How to budget for your 2021 pool project
This may not seem like the time to be talking with a swimming pool contractor, but it is! If you begin the process now — at least the planning process — you can get the financing in place and get on the contractor’s schedule for the first day of construction season!
Here are a few steps to get you started:
1. Ask friends and neighbors who they used for their pool construction project. Word of mouth and a happy experience is the best type of reference for a contractor.
2. Let your pool contractor know how much money you have to spend on the project. Make sure you talk with him or her about what ongoing maintenance and upkeep will potentially cost, as well as increases in utility bills and even the costs for filling and re-filling the pool water when it evaporates or gets splashed out.
3. Plan for at least a 10% padding in the cost of the pool project. For example, if you’re going to spend $40,000 on the pool, add in an additional $4,000 for incidentals OR subtract the cushion from the total you’re spending to ensure you stay within your budget.
Let your pool contractor know what you want in your dream pool and work with him or her to ensure you get what you and your family want. Give us a call today and let’s get started on your dream pool. Why not start 2021 off on a good foot!?