10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building a Pool

Before diving into a pool building project, think about why you really want an in-ground swimming pool. It’s a major addition to your home and property and a huge investment that may not pay off. The average range is between $38,707 and $69,656, according to Home Advisor.

If your number one reason for getting a pool or hot tub is because your sibling, neighbor, or college roommate has one, maybe you should reconsider. Planning, building, and maintaining a swimming pool or spa is not a whim or keeping-up-with-the-Joneses kind of purchase. It dramatically alters the landscape of your outdoor living space. It can be a lifestyle change, albeit a positive one: more entertaining, more fun with your family, more exercise.

Pool and spa projects often cost more than anticipated. Are you really ready to take the plunge? Here’s what to consider before you commit to building a pool.