Let’s face it, most of us will have dreamed of owning our own private swimming pool at one time or another. Swimming pools are great and even better in a place that enjoys a great all year climate like here in Pattaya. However, it is important that you evaluate having a private pool properly because although they have a great number of benefits, they do have their fair share of drawbacks too. We decided to give you some of the pros and cons of having a private pool, therefore putting you in the ideal position to make an informed choice.
It will impress your friends
No one could argue that owning a pool isn’t impressive. You will have your friends green with envy wanting to come round to your place to have a splash around. This gives you a certain kudos and will give your ego a nice massage too!
You have somewhere to exercise
There will be no excuse for not doing some more exercise as the pool will be just outside your door. Swimming is a great exercise and having one at your own property makes things just that little bit easier.
A great place to relax and cool off
Swimming pools are a great place to relax and cool off after a hard day. Having your own means that you have more privacy and you can also control who comes to your pool – something that you can’t do with a communal one.
Adds value to your property
Although this may not always be the case, generally speaking, a private pool adds value to your property. Spending a few hundred thousand Thai Baht on a pool could add much more to your property when it comes to selling it.
You can enjoy a large swimming pool in this superb property
Increase in bills
There are lots of costs associated with having your own pool. There will be the natural increase in your utility bills. Obviously, you will consume more water but don’t forget that the pump will need to be run at various points during the day as well. Also, you will probably experience an increase in your home insurance too.
Swimming pools, like anything else, need to be maintained and this obviously comes at a price. General repairs and ongoing maintenance is overall, quite cheap but it is the re-grouting, repairing broken tiles and replacing pumps that can really rack up your bills. It is well worth making sure that the job is done correctly in the first place to keep this to a minimum. In addition, maintaining your pool takes time – is time a commodity that you have spare?
It should go without saying but swimming pools do pose a safety risk to children and pets. You need to take this into consideration and also think about ways that you could reduce the risk such as adding fencing.
Swimming pools do have hidden costs such as additional filters and the purchase of chemicals. Although they may be incidentals, they can soon mount up into quite a significant figure.