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27 Jan 2022  /  by Aqua Blue Custom Pools   /   0 Comments


Forbes estimates that an in-ground pool costs between $50 and $125 per square feet. When everything is in place, it’s a worthwhile investment. If cost is a concern and you are hesitant to start your backyard pool project, there are ways you can still afford it while still enjoying the benefits.
Get an estimate and discuss ideas with a pool builder
To get an idea of the cost involved, meet with a pool builder before you assume that you cannot afford one. You’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas and preferences with a pool builder while also getting expert advice. As the details are finalized, skilled Houston pool builders will be able to make cost-effective recommendations. The initial consultation usually includes an estimate, which is typically in line with final costs. If you are simply receiving an estimate, you are not required to proceed.
After you’ve gotten a rough idea of the cost of your home pool, you can learn more about financing options. Customers often have financing options available to pool builders. There are additional options for pool financing:
  1. Home equity loan – also known as a second mortgage. Cash-out refinancing.
  2. Home equity line of credit.
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Borrow against your Retirement Savings
You may also consider your 401(k) if you are concerned about financing. You can usually borrow against this type of retirement account when you have more substantial expenses. This is essentially a way to pay yourself back with monthly, or quarterly payments.
Mix it up with credit & cash
You can make a pool more affordable by paying cash or other assets upfront and using credit to pay the remainder. This option might be a good choice if you don’t want to depend on credit or financing.
Keep your eyes on the actual pool and put off the extras (for now)
Many homeowners are not able to afford the extras that make a pool affordable. Although you may enjoy things like pool fountains and beautiful pool decks, it is possible to add these things later, at a slower pace. Instead, focus on the pool and keep your costs down.
Accept smaller and more creative sizes/shapes
Do not get too attached to the size of your pool, or the notion that it must be a traditional shape. It is possible that you won’t be able to afford it. You can make your pool more affordable by looking at other sizes and shapes. A smaller pool can still be an attractive addition to your backyard. A creatively designed pool can also be a great addition to your backyard. It will require less preparation and cost less.
Aqua Blue Pools is the right place to go if you are thinking of building a pool. We are a family-owned Houston pool builders that has been turning customer dreams into reality for over 20 years. Our creative designs and high-quality custom construction have made us a leader in the industry. Call us today to find out how we can create the perfect pool for you.
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Aqua Blue Custom Pools is an inground swimming pool contractor located in Houston, TX. We specialize in creating custom pools and outdoor living spaces that are shaped around our customer's lifestyles.