Nothing says “summer” like a well-maintained swimming pool. Crystal-clear waters dotted with colorful toys and inflatable loungers — is there anything more reminiscent of the season? But if your pool water is looking more like a sea monster’s lair than a crystalline shore, you’ll probably want to perform some basic pool maintenance before inviting the neighbors over for a swim. Here, your Central Bank team has compiled a list of simple-to-follow steps that help you answer the daunting question of how to get your pool ready for summer fun.
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Planning for inground spa and hot tub installations at home can be an exciting process — and one that brings big benefits, too. Not only can adding a spa to your backyard space provide a year-round respite for the family, but it can increase your property value, too. Of course, you’ll want to go about it the right way.
Did you know proper swimming pool TLC isn’t just important during the warm summer months? Taking steps to winterize a pool can save you money and help you avoid a variety of problems. (For many homeowners, the cost of installing or remodeling an inground pool serves as motivation enough to keep up with year-round maintenance.) Although when it comes time to winterize, pool companies often offer professional pool services to make the process easy, the DIY route can be another great option.
A pool renovation can feel like equal parts exciting project and overwhelming undertaking. (But it doesn’t have to be stressful!) By entering into the process with a plan in place — and some basic knowledge of the factors that come into play — it becomes a lot easier to upgrade your backyard experience.
What are the safety benefits associated with pool alarms, automatic pool covers and pool fences — and are they worth the cost? If you’re planning to build an outdoor oasis, you’ll need to factor the cost of pool safety equipment into your financial plan. (And with so many options and new advancements out there, doing so can be difficult.) Here, we help you weigh the benefits various safety considerations offer, all in an effort to keep your project on track and within budget — and your completed pool safe for those who use it.
If you’re in the process of learning how pool financing works (in hopes of diving into a backyard pool all your own) it’s best to arm yourself with the right information. After all, a swimming pool is a big purchase, and there are countless factors that come into play. Rest assured, though, that whether you’re building a brand new in-ground pool or looking to enhance your existing outdoor oasis, Central Bank is here to help. Read on for tips on assessing the total cost, building your budget and securing the best interest rate for your pool loan.
Why should you apply for a pool loan? If you’re in the market, you might be familiar with how expensive pool construction can be. Think of home improvement loans as a safety net that provides recipients with financial flexibility by protecting their bank account. Whether you’re building your dream backyard or adding to your outdoor oasis, your Central Bank team is here to help. Read on for insight into the pool loan process, considerations to keep in mind and tips to help you get started.
How popular are private swimming pools in Texas? Just searching for “Homes for Sale with Swimming Pool in Houston” generates more than 1,000 listings. It’s clear that a backyard pool is a desirable feature in a state with hot and dry summers.
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