Let’s face it. Swimming pools can be expensive. They are expensive to construct, to maintain and to repair or remodel when the time arises. If you’re wondering how to pay for swimming pool repairs, the pool contractors from Bella Blue Pools in Toledo, Ohio have some suggestions that can take the sting out of having to make repairs and find a way to pay for them. As you know, if you’ve ever owned a swimming pool, they may not be inexpensive, but they are one of the best investments you will hvae made when it comes to family fun times and staycation fun, right?
How to pay for swimming pool repairs
If you are faced with a major pool repair you may wonder where the money is going to come from. Rest assured that if you work with a pool contractor you will likely know that there are issues arising with your pool and its equipment and this gives you the opportunity to save money to have the repairs made or to repair the equipment until you can make a repair.
Here are ways to save for pool repairs
- Cut back on regular maintenance costs. Weigh the difference in price between caring for your pool yourself or hiring a contractor. Don’t neglect the pool in order to save a few dollars because the potential for algae growth or other water and equipment damage may cost more than maintenance.
- Take care of small problems before they become big problems. Ignoring a potential problem will not make it go away and in fact could cost you more if you don’t address it.
- If you typically heat your pool water, stop. One way to save money is to not run the pool heater. Make note of what your utility bill is when you run it then note it after you stop and put that savings into a separate “pool repair” account.
How to save for your pool repairs
- Start a savings account earmarked for pool repairs only. Look for ways to fund the account from money saved on pool operating costs, coupon money savings or even tossing your spare change into the account weekly.
- Have an online auction or a garage sale. If you have items you don’t use, sell them. Put the money into a pool repair fund account.
- There are lifestyle changes you can make that will save you money. Use coupons at the grocery store. Don’t order out dinner as often. Pack a lunch for work. Don’t buy your take out coffee every day — cut back a day or two. Take the savings from these lifestyle changes and put them into your pool savings account.
If you’re saving, but just having saved enough you may need to, or want to, take out a loan to have the pool fixed. This should be a last resort — as should putting the repairs on your credit card. Talk with your bank and see if they have any low interest rate loans available.
When you work with a pool service professional, he will do an inspection of your pool equipment and will let you know the status of it and when/how it needs to be replaced or repaired.