Pools add value to your home, but they also can increase your insurance.
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A lap pool is ideal for small yards and adds a reflective landscape feature, but keep in mind that adding a pool is likely to increase your homeowner's insurance.
- Pool chemicals average between $50 and $100 per month.
- An in-ground pool takes about three to 12 weeks to install.
- Vinyl liners last about five to seven years. Concrete needs repainted every five years.
- Three goals to landscaping a pool: Privacy, Beautification, Shade.
Rules are not uncool around the pool, but adult supervision is key.
Modern upgrades such as pool water features, attractive finishes and fiber-optic lighting inspire many renovations.
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